Financial Aid

WPCC Federal School Code – 002982


The Financial Aid Office will send all notifications (requests for missing items, award letters, etc.) electronically.  Students MUST check campus email or Pioneer Pass accounts to see what items are needed by the Financial Aid Office or to see award letters. We offer a guide on using Pioneer Pass for students (PDF file – get the free Adobe Reader here).

The primary purpose of the WPCC Financial Aid Office is to provide financial assistance to those students, who without such assistance would be unable to attend WPCC.  Financial aid is awarded on a first come – first served basis. The financial aid office participates in a variety of financial aid programs.  Scholarships and grants are gift awards which do not have to be repaid.  Loans and work study are considered self help aid since repayment or performance of duties are required.

Changes to Your Family’s Financial Situation

If you or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal income tax return (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. Complete the FAFSA questions as instructed on the application (including the transfer of tax return and income information), submit your FAFSA form, then contact the school you plan to attend to discuss how your current financial situation has changed. Note that the school’s decision is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education.

Refund/Disbursement Dates

Financial Aid balances remaining after tuition, fees and bookstore charges have been deducted will be mailed to students on the following dates:


Fall, 2022

Spring, 2023

Summer, 2023

  • September 23

  • October 7

  • October 21

  • November 4

  • November 18

  • December 2

  • December 9

  • February 17

  • March 17

  • April 7

  • April 21

  • May 5

  • June 9

  • June 23

  • July 14

  • July 21

WPCC will mail refund checks to the student’s address listed with the Records Department.  If your address has changed since you filled out an Application for Admission to WPCC, you should update your address immediately. For students who apply later in the semester, refund check availability will be determined by when the students financial aid application is complete.

Office Hours

The Financial Aid Office is located in Hildebrand Hall on WPCC’s main campus.  Financial Aid Counselors are available to serve students during the following hours:

  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm Tuesday

In order to better serve students appointments are highly recommended. Contact the Financial Aid Office by phone at (828) 448-6046.