Apply for Financial Aid

Thanks for your interest in attending WSCC

Need help completing your FAFSA? We will be happy to help you!

Step 1. Be accepted for admission to the College as a regular student.

Step 2.  Gather the information required to complete the FAFSA

  • Social Security Cards (remember to input the name exactly as it appears on the card).

  • Tax returns and other related documents

For additional assistance on filling out FAFSA, click on video.

Step 3.  Enter your FAFSA information on the Web

  • Go to

  • Click on START A NEW FAFSA, if this is the first time completing a FAFSA.

  • Click on LOGIN if you completed or started a FAFSA previously.

  • Enter the information requested, then click NEXT.

  • Click on START 2016-2017 FAFSA.  Click on NEXT to continue.

  • Answer the questions on each screen by referring to any necessary documents.

  • If you need additional help, refer to the HELP and HINTS bar on the right hand side of the screen.

  • WSCC’s school code is 007950.

Step 4.  Sign Your FAFSA

  • The easiest way to sign your FAFSA is to create an FSA ID.

  • Go to

  • Click on create an FSA ID Now.  Follow the instructions.

  • If you are required to provide parent information on the FAFSA, one of your parents will need to create an FSA ID also. 

  • Remember your FSA ID, you will need it each year to complete your FAFSA and for other financial aid websites.

Step 5. Submit Your FAFSA

  • If you are unable to complete the FAFSA at one sitting, click on SAVE and your FAFSA is saved for 45 days. Make sure you keep the password you created when you began the FAFSA.

  • If you provide an email address when you complete the FAFSA, you will receive an email notifying you that your FAFSA has been processed. 

Step 6.  What happens next?

  • You should receive an email confirmation from FAFSA within 48 hours.

  • The earliest you should expect to receive a response from WSCC is April 1.

  • If it is after April 1, please allow up to three weeks to receive a response.

  • Please refer to the FAQ page for more information about what happens next.