Financial Aid Office
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 (EST)
Phone: 828-771-2082 Fax: 828-771-2030
Welcome to the Financial Aid Office web site for Warren Wilson College. Here you will find information to help you through the process of applying for need-based aid and educational loans. Please contact your Admission Counselor if you have questions about the process of applying for Warren Wilson College merit-based Scholarships. We look forward to working with you in obtaining the funding you are eligible to receive to help further your education.
You are encouraged to explore this site along with that of the Federal government (www.studentaid.ed.gov). It is important to the process that you understand the terms of any aid offered.
Applying For Financial Aid:
The Financial Aid Office awards need-based aid, which means that it is contingent on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your award will consist of the Federal Direct Loan (either Subsidized, Unsubsidized, or a combination of both) and the work earnings (Federal Work-Study, Federal Work College, or Institutional). In addition, depending on need, you may be eligible for WWC need-based grant money, federal grant funds, or state aid programs.
All of our resident students are required to work on campus 15 hours per week at minimum wage. That work, combined with an Expected Family Contribution (FAFSA results), make up the base for all aid awards. The financial aid staff will explore additional options such as loans, and if eligible, grants/scholarships (repayment of a loan is required, but grants/scholarships are “gifts”). For more information about the Work Program, you may visit the Work Program Office.
Every attempt is made to provide comprehensive and accurate information even though that can be quite a task allowing for constantly changing policies and regulations. If error is found with any section of this site, it will be corrected promptly, however government and institutional policy will always take precedence.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions!
Warren Wilson College
Financial Aid Office
CPO 6342 PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000
Staff: Lori Lewis, Eleanor Will, and Andy Fletcher