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Financial Aid

What is Financial Need?

To qualify for most financial aid, you must have financial need. Financial need is the difference between the cost of attending WCC and what you and your parent(s) can afford to pay.

The U.S. Department of Education determines how much you can afford. It calculates this number from information you supply on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The resulting number is called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

The total amount of financial aid you receive cannot exceed the cost of attending WCC.

How Much Does WCC Cost?

The cost of attending WCC depends on your residency status: in district, out of district, or out of state. The Financial Aid office has estimated a cost of attendance for full-time enrollment at each tuition rate for the 2013-2014 academic year. The numbers are for one semester:

In District

Tuition and fees:
$1,176
Books:
$405
Miscellaneous:
$150
Room and board:
$3,428
Transportation:
$1,700
Total:
$6,859

Out of District

Tuition and fees:
$1,836
Books:
$405
Miscellaneous:
$150
Room and board:
$3,272
Transportation:
$1,900
Total:
$7,563

Out of State

Tuition and fees:
$2,400
Books:
$405
Miscellaneous:
$150
Room and board:
$3,428
Transportation:
$1,700
Total:
$8,083

At times, a student’s family situation may be unusual and have an impact on the household’s ability to pay for college. Examples of unusual circumstance may include, but are not limited to: a change in income/employment, divorce or separation, or death of a spouse or parent. If the student (or parent of a dependent student) believes they have an unusual circumstance, please contact the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office may perform a professional judgment based on the family situation.

Try the Net Price Calculator

To get an idea about how much it will actually cost you to attend WCC, try our Net Price Calculator. It provides an estimated amount that students like you will pay—after grants and scholarships but before student loans and work-study—to attend WCC for a year.

The calculator also provides an estimate of how much financial aid you’ll receive in grants and scholarships.

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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