October 1-30 • cfnc.org
CFNC is offering free seminars to help with applying to college and understanding financial aid during the month of October.
FAFSA and RDS
FAFSA & RDS go together like macaroni and cheese! Prepare to apply to college by completing both. Learn how to avoid the Top 10 FAFSA mistakes and what you need to establish North Carolina Residency. Financial aid administrators and Residency Determination Service experts will be on hand for live chat, resources will be offered specific to your questions, and a short presentation every 15 minutes will help in case you don’t even know what to ask.
Financial Aid 101
After the FAFSA, but before your first day on campus, you need Financial Aid 101. What is an award letter? You had to report your 2019 income on the FAFSA you just filed; what if your household situation has changed in 2020? And what if you are selected for verification? Financial aid administrators will be on hand for live chat, resources will be offered specific to your questions, and a short presentation every 15 minutes will help in case you don’t even know what to ask.
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.
Financial Aid balances remaining after tuition, fees and bookstore charges have been deducted will be mailed to students on the following dates:
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.
The Financial Aid Office is located in Hildebrand Hall on WPCC’s main campus and is open to serve students during the following hours:
- 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
With rare exceptions, a Financial Aid Counselor is always available during posted office hours to assist students by phone or email..
Contact the Financial Aid office by phone at (828) 448-6046.