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Interested in Federal Work Study? Apply using the application located under the Forms link on the left side of the page. The application will be open until Work Study funds are exhausted.

Financial Aid

How Financial Aid Pays

Here’s how the process works:

  1. Your instructors must verify that you attend at least one of the first two sessions for each of your classes.
  2. If you want to use your financial aid in the WCC Bookstore, you must authorize the bookstore to receive some of your funds. To do so, go into MyWCC, click on the Financial Aid tab, and follow the path Bookstore Information/Barnes & Noble College Bookstore Transfer Authorization. You’ll then have a credit of $50 per credit hour in the WCC Bookstore, where you can use it to buy books and supplies. Check your bookstore spending limit on MyWCC during the published bookstore dates for the semester. If you have a spending limit, take your class schedule and WCC student ID card to the bookstore to buy your books.
  3. The money is credited to your account, or disbursed, at the WCC Cashier’s Office, which deducts costs such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies.
  4. If there’s still money remaining, you’ll receive a refund through direct deposit or a paper check.

There are two exceptions:

  1. If you receive work-study, you’ll be paid every two weeks.
  2. If you’re a new college student and receive a Direct Loan, federal regulations require that WCC wait until 30 days after classes begin to credit loan funds to your account.

Here are refund dates for the Fall Semester:

Session(s) Start date Funds credited
to account
First refund date
15 weeks, first 5, 712,10,12 weeks August 22 September 11 September 18
Second 12 weeks September 16 September 30 October 9
Second 5, Second 10 weeks September 30 October 14 October 23
Second 712 weeks October 16 October 30 November 6
Third 5 weeks November 4 November 18 November 26

The Cashier’s Office processes refunds weekly. When you receive your refund depends on when your class(es) start.

If you’ve authorized the bookstore to receive some of your funds, that money is available in the bookstore from August 16 to September 8.

Check Your Aid

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

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