Applying For Financial Aid
Applying For Financial Aid
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Email
finaid@wcu.edu
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Application Process
Application Deadline
April 3
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
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 2019-20 Financial Aid
Profile of 2019-20 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
1,840 (92.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,436 (78.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,430 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
41 (2.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$10,672
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,351 (94.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,705
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,076 (75.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,657
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 423 (29.6%) of aid recipients
132 (6.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,163
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
6,786 (85.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,628 (82.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,584 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
123 (2.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$10,946
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,162 (92.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,306
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,294 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,328
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,537 (27.5%) of aid recipients
354 (4.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,183
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,280
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
Federal Pell grants
SEOG
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
other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
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