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Cullowhee, NC 28723
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Apply for Financial Aid
Follow these steps to apply for financial aid. You must reapply every year:  
  • You first must meet financial aid eligibility requirements.
  • If you meet the eligibility requirements, your next step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to list WCU’s school code (002981). The WCU financial aid FAFSA priority filing date is March 1st for fall semester. For spring and summer semesters, we need to receive your FAFSA information at least 8 weeks prior to the start of classes in order to allow adequate time for the awarding process.
  • Once the FAFSA is reviewed by the federal processor, a Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to you. The Financial Aid Office will receive the same information electronically.
  • If you have been chosen for the verification process, you may click here for more information.
All communication from the WCU Financial Aid Office is sent directly to the student by email. You can also view your financial aid requirements and award information in My Cat at any time.

When your financial aid file is complete, a financial aid award will be made and you will be notified by email with instructions on how to accept your award offer.


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