To receive student financial aid, you need to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every school year. The WSCC academic year begins July 1 and ends June 30. For Financial Aid purposes, summer school is considered a "trailer", the last term of the academic year. Regardless of when classes end, the start date determines which FAFSA should be completed. For example, you enroll in summer classes that begin in June and end in August, 2012. You would need to complete the 2011-2012 FAFSA. If you enroll in Fall 2012 classes, you would need to complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA.
Please read each question on the FAFSA carefully before answering. After completing the FAFSA and each subsequent correction to the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Federal Processor. READ every SAR in its entirety, especially the comments section. The SAR will indicate if your application has been selected for Verification. If selected, please submit all documents as soon as possible to the WSCC Financial Aid Office. Any discrepancy must be resolved by the Financial Aid Office before a determination of eligibility can be made. Thus, carelessness in filling out the form can result in a delay in financial aid. The verification process can take several weeks for completion. Therefore it is very important to apply early. We recommend filing your FAFSA as soon as you have completed your federal tax returns. Read below for tips and information that can help with completing the FAFSA and Verification (if selected).
All documentation must be complete and legible. Once reviewed, if additional information is requested, please submit it as soon as possible as we process all paperwork in the order received.
Educational Opportunity Center Counselors are available to assist students with the FAFSA.
The Educational Opportunity Center Counselor (EOC) will be available on the Morristown Campus to assist students in completing the FAFSA.
Please call 423-585-6811 to schedule an appointment.
Students will be seen by appointment only. No Walk-ins will be accepted.
*Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Please contact 423-585-6811 if you have any questions.