Financial Aid

  • Celebrate Out COnstituion with WCU


  • WCU is still accepting 2021-22 FAFSA forms online at


  • Undertanding your Financial Aid Award Letter


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  • Due to fall bills being posted we are experiencing significant increases in call and email volume. Here are some helpful reminders about the financial aid process: • If you have a scholarship that you would like added to your account, please send a copy of the award notice to  • If you were awarded Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized loans and you do not see the credit on your bill, please make sure you have "accepted" these funds on MyWCU under the "Financial Aid" tile.  • If you are waiting for a private or PLUS loan to be processed and have applied within the last two weeks, Please understand that we are working through a large roster of requests in date order, and it may take an additional 7-10 business days for your request to be processed.

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Financial Aid Announcements

  • 2021-2022 FAFSA is available at Need help? Sign up for FAFSA appointments at  For updated cost information please see our cost calculator

  • Financial Aid Tasks are now available on MyWCU.

    New Students: Setting your Password

    Before a new student can use their WCU account they must first set their password. Go to the Change Password page ( to set your password.

    Select Reset Forgotten Password.
    Enter your username
    The page will requires you to enter the last four digits of your social security number, and birthdate (mm/dd/yyyy).
    Enter a Password that is at least 12 characters in length.

  • Financial Aid Office has returned to in-person and remote operations. For more information on our updated schedule for both options please see the "Office Information" link at the top of this home page.  

  • Department of Education released new guidance on the verification process on July 13th, 2021. To see how this may impact your financial aid, please review our Temporary Verification Policy. 

  • Incoming student award letters for fall 2021 will be sent on a weekly basis. Please expect your email/text notification 7-10 business days after you have filed your 2021-2022 FAFSA and have been admitted. Currently enrolled students will begin to receive their award notification in March 2021!

Financial Aid Process

1. Apply
2. Review - Check Alerts on myWCU
3. Secure - Accept award package
4. Costs/Calculators
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