Students

Please Note

Student Services staff are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. In the interest of the safety and well-being of our students and employees, we ask that students call (828) 448-6046 to schedule an appointment if you need to meet with a member of our Student Services team. This will allow us to implement social distancing practices.

Summer, 2020 Graduates

If you have not applied for Summer Graduation, the Final Deadline is Monday, June 15, 2020.

  • Submit Your Graduation Application:
    • Download a copy of the graduation application (PDF file, open with the free Adobe Reader), complete the form, save on your computer and email to graduationsurveys@wpcc.edu OR
    • Print the Graduation Application form from Moodle, complete, scan and email to graduationsurveys@wpcc.edu or mail to:  WPCC, Student Services – Graduation, 1001 Burkemont Ave., Morganton, NC  28655 OR
    • If you are unable to access the fillable form, or print from Moodle, send an email to graduationsurveys@wpcc.edu to request a form be sent to you.
  • Once the Graduation Application is received in Student Services, we will direct the form to your academic advisor for review and approval.
  • All applications must be received in the Records Office in Hildebrand Hall, Room 106, on or before June 15, 2020. Documentation used by the advisor needs to be attached to the application.
  • A preliminary graduation audit will be conducted through Student Services. You will receive a letter indicating completion of hours and payment information for the Business Office. If you have not met all requirements, a letter will be sent to you and your advisor listing these deficiencies.
  • If your graduation audit reveals that you have completed, or are currently registered for all classes required for graduation, a $30 graduation fee will be added to your student account. This fee will be good for the current academic year in which you applied. If you do not complete all of the required courses within the academic year in which you apply, you will be charged an additional $30 fee upon re-application.

But First, FAFSA logoFilling Out the FAFSA

WPCC’s Financial Aid Counselors encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) promptly. WPCC’s priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA is June 1st each year. However, WPCC will continue to process FAFSA applications and award aid to students as financial aid files are completed throughout the academic year.

Normally, we offer FAFSA Fridays to help you fill out the form, but due to COVID-19 restrictions on campus access, these in-person sessions have been cancelled for the time being. We will be happy to answer questions about the FAFSA by phone or e-mail. Visit the Financial Aid Office for information on how to contact us.

What You Need to Complete the FAFSA

Before you begin filling out the FAFSA, we encourage you to gather the following information. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions.

Dependent Students:

 
  • Student’s 2018 Tax Return & W2s
  • Parent’s 2018 Tax Return & W2s
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Permanent Resident Number (If applicable)
  • Mother’s Social Security Number
  • Mother’s Date of Birth
  • Father’s Social Security Number
  • Father’s Date of Birth
  • Parent(s) Marital Status/Parent(s) Marital Status Date
  • Parent(s) Worker’s Compensation
  • Parent(s) Child Support paid or received
  • Parent(s) and Students current balances of Cash, Savings, and Checking accounts
  • Student’s Worker’s Compensation

Independent Students:

  • Student’s (and spouse, if applicable) 2018 Tax Return & W2s  
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Permanent Resident Number (if applicable)
  • Student’s Marital Status/Student’s Marital Status Date
  • Worker’s Compensation and/or Child Support received or paid.
  • Current balances of cash, savings, and checking account.
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Help Desk in Moore Hall

Need help with a
computer issue or student ID?
The Help Desk is located in
Moore Hall, Room 17.
If you would like to e-mail
us a question, send it to
techsupport@wpcc.edu.
The Help Desk phone number
is (828) 448-6030.

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