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Financial Aid

Get Money for College

There’s good news about financial aid: Money is available to help you pay for school.

Some of the money you have to pay back, and some of it you don’t. Some of it you earn by working on campus or off in a work-study job.

Financial aid comes in many forms:

About 40 percent of WCC students receive financial aid. In a typical year, WCC students get over $40 million in financial aid. Roughly half of that is loans, which you have to pay back, and half is aid that you don’t pay back: grants, scholarships, and work-study.

All students should apply for financial aid. Why? Because it isn’t always based just on income. Almost everyone at least qualifies for loans. Nonetheless, the amount of money you can receive is primarily based on your financial need.

Get More Information

This site offers lots of information about financial aid at WCC. Here are some of the key pages:

The federal government, which provides much of the money that WCC students receive, offers details about its various financial aid programs at Student Aid on the Web. Some of the most useful federal publications include:

Get Your Questions Answered

If you have questions about financial aid, WCC’s Financial Aid office is here to help you. You can receive assistance by:

  • Visiting the office on the second floor of the Student Center building
  • Calling 734-973-3523
  • Sending an email to
  • Sending a fax to 734-677-5281

The regular hours for the Financial Aid office are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 7:00pm, Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. (On Saturdays, Financial Aid staff are located only at the Student Connection.) See Enrollment Services Hours for a list of days when hours are extended or shortened, as well as days when the office is closed for holidays.

Other Useful Information

These pages and documents may be helpful to you:

Check Your Aid

To check the status of your financial aid, log into the WCC Gateway, click on MyWCC, Financial Aid, and then click on Check Your Financial Aid Status.

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Contact Financial Aid

To contact WCC’s Financial Aid office, you can:

  • Visit the office on the second floor of the Student Center building
  • Call 734-973-3523
  • Send a fax to 734-677-5281
  • Send an email to

The office’s normal hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 6:00pm and Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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