Financial Aid

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Wilkes Community College offers a broad program of financial aid including scholarships, federal, and state aid for students who qualify on the basis of need and/or academic potential.

Continuation of financial aid from one academic year to the next is not automatic. Students who plan to enroll in college for another year must re-apply for financial aid. The FAFSA and the WCC Scholarship application will be available on October 1 of the year preceding fall enrollment.

The WCC FAFSA code is 002983. Click here for NC residency information.

Contact Information

Wilkes Community College
Financial Aid
P.O. Box 120
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro, NC

Phone: 336-838-6144
Toll Free: 866-222-1548

Financial Aid Calendar

  • February 10First Financial Aid Disbursement 2023 Spring
  • February 10FAFSA Workshop in Financial Aid Office - Contact Lana Younger to register: Phone: 336-838-6144 or email 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • March 8Financial Aid Disbursement
  • April 12Financial Aid Disbursement
  • May 11Financial Aid Disbursement
  • May 22First Day to use Financial Aid in Bookstore 2023 Summer
  • June 8Last Day to Use Financial Aid in Bookstore
  • June 16Financial Aid Disbursement
  • July 19Financial Aid Disbursement
  • August 4Last Financial Aid Disbursement 2022-2023

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

In order to receive any type of financial assistance from Wilkes Community College students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed once each school year. At WCC the school year consists of fall semester, spring semester, and summer term.

Students will create an FSA ID username and password to sign the FAFSA. Dependent students must have at least one parent create and FSA ID username and password. These FSA IDs will be used each year the FAFSA is completed. It is important to keep your information in a secure location.

WCC FAFSA Code: 002983

Term FAFSA Deadline Documents Deadline
Fall Semester 16-Week Classes May 15 July 1
1st 8-Week Block May 15 July 1
2nd 8-Week Block TBD (contact Financial Aid) TBD (contact Financial Aid)
Spring Semester 16-Week Classes November 1 November 30
1st 8-Week Block November 1 November 30
2nd 8-Week Block TBD (contact Financial Aid) TBD (contact Financial Aid)
Summer Term 8-Week Classes May 1 May 30
1st 4-Week Block May 1 May 30
2nd 4-Week Block TBD (contact Financial Aid) TBD (contact Financial Aid)

FAFSA Workshops

WCC offers FAFSA Workshops to assist students and their parent with completion of the FAFSA. Students and parents must bring their FSA IDs and their tax returns with them to the workshop. Please check the financial aid calendar for upcoming FAFSA Workshops.

During the time that WCC is closed to the public, the Financial Aid Office will make every effort to assist students in completion of their FAFSA. If you are having problems completing your FAFSA, please call the Financial Aid Office at 336-838-6144 or email the staff as follows, based on the first letter of your last name:


Verification is the process used to check the accuracy of a student’s FAFSA. Not all financial aid recipients will be selected for verification.

The verification procedures are governed by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and Subpart E of 34 CFR Part 66B “Verification of Student Aid Application Information Regulations,” published in Federal Resister on April 29, 1994 and November 29, 1994.

Your FAFSA may be selected for verification if:

  • You did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA.
  • You used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool but changed some of the data on the FAFSA.
  • You were selected randomly by the Federal Government.
  • The submitted FAFSA application has estimated, incomplete or contradictory data.

If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you will be sent a letter and emails to your WCC email account from the WCC Financial Aid Office. These will explain what documentation is needed from you. You may also log into Self-Service and choose Financial Aid to see what documents/information is needed.

If you have been selected for verification, your financial aid application is not complete until all verification is completed.

Verification Forms

Verification forms are completed by year. You may have to submit verification documentation for multiple years in a row.

2022-23 Verification Forms