Please Note

Student Services staff are available from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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.

Fall 2020 Completers

If you have not applied for Fall Completion the Final Deadline is Friday, September 18, 2020.

  • Download the Graduation Application (PDF file, open with the free Adobe Reader), complete the form, save on your computer and email to, You can also print the Graduation Application form from Moodle, complete, scan and email to or mail to: Western Piedmont Community College, Student Services – Graduation, 1001 Burkemont Ave., Morganton, NC  28655.
  • 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.
  • Reminder: There will NOT be a Fall Graduation Ceremony. Fall Completers will have an opportunity to participate in the Spring 2021 Graduation Ceremony.

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
The Help Desk phone number
is (828) 448-6030.

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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.

Contact Us For Help

If you have any questions please stop by Student Services in Hildebrand Hall or call (828) 448-6046. If you’re having trouble with Pioneer Pass, your email, or other computer issues, visit the Help Desk online or call (828) 448-6030. You are also welcome to get in touch with us by submitting a request below.

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