Financial Aid

Welcome to Financial Aid at Western! Navigating the financial aid process is daunting and can seem never ending. We strive to simplify the process and help you understand the options available. We are available to assist you every step of the way.

First things first. You’ll want to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using Western Wyoming Community College’s school code of 003933, so we can determine your level of need.

If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you will be emailed a Verification Link, which will expedite the process.

Now it is time to apply for scholarships, complete our general scholarship application to be considered for all Institutional and Civic Grants.

Two new state grants to help pay for college:

  • CARES Wyoming Adult Grant
  • CARES Wyoming College Grant

Wyoming knows you are our future!

Governor Gordon has recently announced two new grant programs to help those impacted by COVID-19 cover some of the costs for attending college. ACT NOW - ONLY AVAILABLE FOR FALL SEMESTER. Read on to see if you might qualify, then follow the steps below the grant descriptions to apply. 

Adult Grant

If you are a Wyoming resident 25 or older and are unemployed or underemployed (i.e. furloughed, lost work hours or wages, have had a change in income, etc.due to COVID-19 you may be qualified.

Qualifications:

  • For in-state U.S. citizens who are current or new students.
  • For those Wyoming residents ages 25-64 that are unemployed or underemployed as a result of circumstances related to COVID-19.
  • This aid will fill gaps in funding after other available funding is used, including PELL and other sources of financial aid that do not cover the full cost of attendance.
  • This aid will allow a student to cover costs related to the total cost of attendance, which includes tuition and mandatory student fees, course fees, transportation, housing, sustenance, books, and child care.
  • Funding is permitted for credit certificate or degree programs enrolled in courses starting before December 31, 2020.
  • Grants are limited to no more than $2500 per student up to the total cost of attendance for full-time attendance for fall 2020.
  • Applicants will be asked to complete the FAFSA.
  • Students who qualify for the Adult Grant may qualify for the CARES Wyoming College Grant as well, make sure to apply for both grants!

CARES Wyoming College Grant

If you are your family has been impacted financially, or have become unemployed or underemployed (i.e. furloughed, lost work hours or wages, have had a change in income, etc.as a result of COVID-19 you may be qualified. In-state and out-of-state students are eligible.

Qualifications:

  • For in-state or out-of-state U.S. citizens who are current or new students.
  • This aid will fill gaps in funding after other available funding is used, including PELL and other sources of financial aid that do not cover the full cost of attendance.
  • Full-time students will receive funding toward housing and meals for fall semester, while part-time students will receive a prorated amount according to the number of enrolled credit hours.
  • Funding is permitted for credit certificate or degree programs enrolled in courses starting before December 31, 2020.
  • Applicants will be asked to complete the FAFSA.

Application Process

  1. Apply for admission to Western 
  2. Complete your 2020-2021 FAFSA (Western's school code is:  003933)
  3. Apply for the CARES grant(s)
    • log in to MyWestern to access the grant application forms
    • CARES Application Deadline:  October 26, 2020

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