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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – SUMMER FINANCIAL AID
The 2018-2019 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed for Summer 2019 financial aid.
If you do not have an application on file with WCC, visit fafsa.gov. The deadline to file is June 30, 2019.
Summer awards may not be available until mid-April.
Eligibility to receive a summer Pell Grant is based on the availability of funds for the 2018-2019 academic year,
enrollment status, SAP status, indebtedness to the college, and class attendance.
Students must be accepted into an approved certificate, diploma, or associate degree program at WCC to
qualify for financial aid. Dual-enrolled high school students, special credit and/or visiting students are not eligible for
If you received Federal Pell Grant funds for Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019, but did not receive a full-time payment for
one or both semesters, you may have 2018-2019 grant funds remaining for summer. Any funds available for summer
will be awarded automatically EXCEPT for students who are on Financial Aid Warning or Probation. Summer financial
aid will show on WebAdvisor/Self-Service when available.
If you were enrolled full-time for both Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, you must enroll for at least 6 credit hours to
qualify for additional summer funding. If your credit hours are split over Summer I and Summer II, you may not receive
funds until the Summer II session begins. The Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility after summer
registration has been completed.
Full-time status for the Federal Pell Grant is 12 or more credit hours. Enrollment in less than 12 credit hours will
cause aid to be prorated. In some cases, the prorated amount may be less than the cost of tuition and students
should be prepared to pay the difference. Please contact a Financial Aid representative if you have any questions.
Under no circumstances may a student receive more than 150% of his/her scheduled Pell Grant award in an
academic year. **If our office receives information that a student has exceeded the annual maximum because
of aid received at another institution during the 2018-2019 academic year, the student will be required to
return all, or a portion of, the aid received at WCC.
As with fall and spring semesters, Pell Grant funds for the summer are credited to student accounts based on
enrollment status at the 10% point of the semester. Financial aid funds cannot be used to pay for no-shows/never
attends, audits, or test outs/credit by exam. Financial aid for students reported as having received one of these
statuses will be reduced or eliminated accordingly and the student will be responsible for any outstanding charges on
If it becomes necessary to change your class schedule after registering for the summer term, all adjustments must be
made by officially dropping or withdrawing from the course(s) by the dates posted in the Summer Schedule of
Courses. Financial Aid recipients are strongly encouraged to consult with a Financial Aid representative to
determine how schedule adjustments may affect the financial aid award.
Only credit hours associated with required coursework are considered eligible for federal aid purposes.
Classes that do not fulfill major or elective requirements for your program of study will not be counted when
determining your enrollment status for financial aid eligibility.
If anticipated financial aid is NOT awarded, the student will be responsible for any balance due on his/her account.
Students who are NOT ELIGIBLE for the summer Pell Grant should be prepared to pay any outstanding balance to
the Cashier’s Office OR enroll in a payment plan by 4:00 pm on May 13, 2019 (or May 20, 2019 for late registration).
Failure to pay the outstanding balance by the due date will result in the cancellation of all registered classes.
Award letters will not be mailed to continuing students for the 2019 summer term. You may review your revised award
letter on WebAdvisor/Self-Service. Any other correspondence regarding eligibility for summer aid will be mailed to the
address on file with the Office of Admissions and Records. **Students are responsible for ensuring that the
correct information is on file.