News & EventsFriday, October 31, 2014
Filed under: finances
Prominent economists and business executives will be the featured speakers for the Washtenaw Economic Club’s spring 2012 luncheon lecture series.
GI Jobs magazine included WCC on its list of the most military friendly institutions for 2012. One reason for that distinction is that the College allows military personnel who are called to active service the opportunity to return without penalty.
If you need money for college, many scholarships are aimed at WCC students. There’s money available whether you’re a current WCC student or a high school student planning to attend the College.
Revised federal rules are making it a bit trickier for some WCC students to continue receiving financial aid.
WCC has so many students who have career dreams, but not the finances to necessarily support those dreams. That’s where the WCC Foundation comes in to help.
Coaching an entrepreneur through the gauntlet of starting or growing a small business is a daunting task. A good coach will ask a lot of tough questions: Is enough financing secured? Is the business plan sound? Does the product match customers’ needs? Will the owner put in the hours necessary to make the business successful? The questions are endless and the answers are critical when seeking advice from the professionals at the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center at WCC.
“Borrow only what you need.” That advice is repeated several times during the Student Loan Entrance Counseling session sponsored by the WCC Financial Aid office. To apply for and receive federal student loans through the College, all new applicants must attend a session.
When college gets complicated, whether it’s because of academics, finances, or personal issues, WCC’s Student Resource and Women’s Center can help students get the support they need to succeed.
Each year at commencement, WCC recognizes an individual or couple who have worked tirelessly on behalf of education and the College with its highest honor, the Award of Merit. This year’s honorees are Richard and Marie Duke.
Spring—that time of year when financially strapped college students apply for scholarships and government grants for the upcoming semesters. For most, filling out the required paperwork is a stressful ordeal. Smart students get help from WCC’s financial aid experts on “FAFSA Fridays,” special days set aside for one-on-one assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online form—the first step in qualifying for most financial assistance programs.