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Western offers FAFSA, scholarship application assistance next Fri. and Sat.

February 20, 2015

Every college studen
Every college student should apply for scholarships and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid!

ROCK SPRINGS  – The Office of Financial Aid at Western Wyoming Community College will host two sessions in the coming weeks for students and families who would like assistance in completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. There also will be a session to provide students with assistance in completing applications for grants and scholarships to help pay for college.  

On Friday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Financial Aid will host WWCC Scholarship and Civic Grant Application Day in the Financial Aid Office (Room 1004). Students may receive assistance from Financial Aid staff with scholarship and grant applications. Western awards millions of dollars annually in scholarships, some of which are available to all qualified residents of Wyoming or Sweetwater County.

Students are encouraged to review the many scholarships that are available to them at before coming to WWCC Scholarship and Civic Grant Application Day.    

The first FAFSA session will be held the following day, on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 2 – 6 p.m., and the second session will be held on Tuesday, March 3, from 4 – 6 p.m. Both sessions will take place on the second floor of the Rock Springs campus in Room 2052.

Parents should bring their tax returns or W-2 forms, as 2014 tax information is required to complete the FAFSA. Social Security numbers and dates of birth are also required. Financial Aid staff members will be on hand to answer questions and assist with the completion of forms.

“The FAFSA form, and even scholarship applications, can be slightly intimidating, especially for first-time students,” said Financial Aid Director Nicole Castillon. “These programs will give students and their parents the help they need in completing this very important step on the road to becoming a college student. Federal aid is crucial for many students to be able to pay for their education, and students may not realize how many grant and scholarship opportunities they actually qualify for.

“Financial assistance is available, so let us help you find it!” she added.          

 For more information about FAFSA programs or deadlines, contact the Financial Aid Office at or at (307) 382-1643.


For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181