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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office at Walla Walla Community College encourages applications from all students seeking financial assistance. Financial support for students usually comes from three sources: the student, the student's family, and financial aid programs. The Financial Aid Office is available to assist eligible students for specific college programs when their personal or family resources are not adequate to meet educational expenses. For Financial Aid information call 509.527.4301 or 509.527.4576 for Walla Walla and 509.758.1700 for Clarkston.

Eligibility

  • Be a citizen of the United States or an eligible permanent resident.
  • Have a high school diploma, or GED certificate.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program offered by WWCC. Up to 45 credits of remedial coursework will be funded by financial aid if the student is accepted into an eligible program.
  • Be registered with Selective Service if you are a male who is at least 18 years old, born after December 31, 1960, and not a current member of the active armed forces.
  • Have financial need as determined by a federally-approved need analysis formula.
  • Not owe a repayment on a federal or state grant or be in default on any federal loan received at a post-secondary educational institution.

How to Apply

Students must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the WWCC Financial Aid Information Form. Applications are available on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Deadlines

Applications may be submitted at any time during the academic year; however, because of limited funds, the recommended application deadline for priority funding is March 1 for fall quarter enrollment. Applicants who have been admitted and have submitted all the required forms will be notified of award or denial of assistance.

A complete listing of the notification schedule for files completed can be viewed here.

Financial Aid Programs


Grants

Federal Pell Grant

A federal grant program for students who meet federal financial eligibility criteria.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

A federal grant program for students with exceptional financial need.

Washington State Need Grant

A Washington state program for resident students who meet financial eligibility criteria.

State Tuition Waiver

A Washington state program for resident students with a demonstrated need.

Employment Programs

Federal Work-Study

A federal program which offers a job to financially qualified students. The student may work 10-15 hours per week.

State Work-Study

A state program which offers a job related to the student's area of study to financially qualified students on or off campus. The student may work up to 19 hours per week depending on individual eligibility.

Loan Programs

Federal Direct Loan

A federal loan program with deferred repayment and variable interest rates.

Federal Perkins Loan

A federal loan program established to make low interest, long term loans to students who meet financial eligibility criteria.

Federal PLUS Loan

Federal loan program for parents of dependent students. Variable interest rate with immediate repayment.

Scholarships

WWCC Foundation Scholarships

A variety of scholarships funded by the WWCC foundation. Foundation scholarship application is available online.
For more information, contact: 509.527.4275.

General Scholarship Information

Various scholarship applications are available at the Financial Aid office.

Athletic Scholarships

All athletic scholarships are awarded by the head coach of each sport.

Activity Scholarships

Scholarships are available through ASB clubs and organizations and various campus activities such as theater, music and art.

Other Financial Resources
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs - available to qualified Native Americans
  • Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Veterans Administration 509.527.1864
  • WorkFirst - tuition and book assistance for qualified low-income working parents or TANF recipients seeking training to obtain employment. 509.527.1865
  • Worker Retraining - financial assistance to qualified dislocated workers or displaced homemakers. 509.527.4373
  • Opportunity Grant - financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in high demand pathways. 509.527.4373
  • Automatic Payment Plan. Call WWCC Business Services at 509.527.4208 or 509.758.3339 at the Clarkston campus for more information.

For more information regarding these programs, contact the Financial Aid Office, 509.527.4301 or 509-527-4576 for Walla Walla campus and 509.758.1772 for Clarkston campus.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Financial Aid Recipients

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Financial Aid Recipients

Federal and state regulations require Walla Walla Community College to monitor the satisfactory academic progress of each student who receives financial aid. This is accomplished through a quarterly review by the Financial Aid Office before funds are disbursed to students. Satisfactory Progress means a minimum 2.0 quarterly GPA and the following credit completion rates:

If you enroll as:

You must complete at least:

You will be placed on probation if you complete:

Aid will be suspended if you complete less than:

Full time (12+ credits)
¾ time (9-11 credits)
½ time (6-8 credits)
Less than ½ time (1-5 credits)

12 credits per quarter
9 credits per quarter
6 credits per quarter
all credits enrolled for

6-11 credits per quarter
5-8 credits per quarter
3-5 credits per quarter

6 credits per quarter
5 credits per quarter
3 credits per quarter
total credits enrolled

Only grades of A, B, C, D, and P will count as completed credits. Grades of F, I, M, N, S, U, Y, and Z do not count as completed credits

When students withdraw or cease to attend classes, they may be required to repay financial aid funds received for that quarter. Financial aid, excluding work study, will be repaid by the student according to the Return to Title IV Funds Policy. A copy of this policy is available from the Financial Aid Office.