Step 1: Apply for admission online here.
Step 2: Apply for Warren Wilson scholarships online when completing the admission application.
A note to International Students: WWC Scholarships and Aid are based upon the application for admission and the declaration of finances. It is not necessary to fill out the WWC Financial Aid Application or apply for WWC scholarships. International students never complete the FAFSA since they are not eligible for U.S. Government (Federal) aid.
Step 3: Complete the Warren Wilson College Financial Aid Application (WWCFAA) and submit it to the Financial Aid Office via CPO or fax at 828-771-2030.
Step 4: After submitting your 2012 taxes to the IRS, complete the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to upload all tax information from the IRS into the FAFSA. If you file the FAFSA before your taxes, log back into the FAFSA after taxes have been submitted and utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. This will simplify the verification process if you are selected and you do not make changes to the data. PLEASE NOTE: If you file your 2012 taxes on paper, this will cause delays in using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and in accessing your official IRS Tax Return Transcript, if needed.
It is our understanding that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA will be available for use by mid to late February.
Step 5: Approximately one out of three FAFSAs are selected for "verification." To complete the process of verifying the accuracy of a FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office will request additional documents from you and your parents. If you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA to upload your tax information, you will need to log back into the FAFSA and utilize the Data Retrieval Tool to upload your information as soon as possible. If you cannot use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to upload your tax information, you must request an official 2012 IRS Tax Return Transcript from the IRS and send it to the Financial Aid Office. For information on how to request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS, click here. Please click here for information regarding our verification policy.
Step 6: An estimated award will be created for you, based on your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and the WWCFAA. This award will not be final until any requested documents are received. Please be aware that your final award may be greater or less than your estimated award once all information is received. You may view your estimated award and any documents the FAO is requesting through Financial Aid Self Service online. The FAO will also send a checklist of the requested documents to your home address along with information on how to view your estimated award letter online.
Step 7: A final award of work, loan, scholarships and grants (as applicable) will be made once the WWCFAA, FAFSA and any other requested documents have been received and reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. Financial Aid awards for 2013 will begin in February (for new students beginning in fall 2013 ) and late October (for new students beginning in spring 2014).
Step 8: Once an award is received, the student must make a decision to accept or refuse any loan offered. If accepted, one original signed copy of the award letter must be returned to the FAO, and a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling must be completed online at www.studentloans.gov.
Step 9: New students may contact their Admission Counselor or the Financial Aid Office by calling (800) 934-3536. Email addresses are: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.