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
On a rolling basis
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 2020-21 Financial Aid
Profile of 2020-21 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
1,651 (92.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,131 (68.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,127 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
44 (3.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$9,291
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,109 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,208
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 722 (64.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,025
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 287 (25.5%) of aid recipients
221 (12.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,216
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
7,166 (81.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,356 (74.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,318 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
176 (3.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$9,720
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,176 (97.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,198
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,450 (64.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,587
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,218 (22.9%) of aid recipients
830 (9.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,244
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,213
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 2021-22 academic year.
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