Applying For Financial Aid
Applying For Financial Aid
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Email
finaid@wcu.edu
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Application Process
Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
Not reported
High School Program
College preparatory program is required
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost
FAFSA Code is 002981 Free
Profile of 2021-22 Financial Aid
Profile of 2021-22 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
1,570 (92.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,054 (67.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,052 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
53 (5.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$9,540
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,052 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,639
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 617 (58.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,780
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 270 (25.7%) of aid recipients
508 (29.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,397
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
6,700 (81.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,903 (73.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,895 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
204 (4.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$10,127
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,895 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,615
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,965 (60.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,335
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,180 (24.1%) of aid recipients
1,178 (14.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,374
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,245
Financial Aid Programs
Financial Aid Programs
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Loans
Federal Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Plus Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based Available
State scholarships
Institutional scholarships
Private scholarships
Non-Need-Based Available
None
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Employment
Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid data displayed on CollegeData’s college profiles is from the 2022-23 academic year.
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