Applying For Financial Aid
Applying For Financial Aid
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Email
finaid@wcu.edu
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Application Process
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 2018-19 Financial Aid
Profile of 2018-19 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
1,478 (91.0% of) freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,120 (75.8% of) applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,096 (97.9% of) applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
132 (12.0% of) aid recipients%
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$10,880
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,044 (95.3% of) aid recipients, average amount $6,538
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 853 (77.8% of) aid recipients, average amount $5,334
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 42 (3.8% of) aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 42 (3.8% of) aid recipients
86 (5.3% of) freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,565
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
6,215 (83.9% of) undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,085 (81.8% of) applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,993 (98.2% of) applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
672 (13.5% of) aid recipients%
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$11,296
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,689 (93.9% of) aid recipients, average amount $6,323
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,966 (79.4% of) aid recipients, average amount $6,181
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 124 (2.5% of) aid recipients
395 (5.3% of) undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,379
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$20,123
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
Biological Sciences
Business
Communication
Education
English
Mathematics
Number of Awards
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design
Music
Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Ethnic Background
Handicapped Students
Local/State Students
Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Employment
Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported