To be considered for financial aid at Walla Walla Community College you will need to complete all required forms sent to you. Be on the look out for forms from our Financial Aid Office sent to the address listed on your FAFSA or WASFA. Be sure to complete those and submit to our office as quickly as possible.
Ways to submit
You can scan your forms or take a picture and submit via e-mail.
Email – [email protected]
What forms do you need to complete?
Are you a wanting to attend Spring 2021 or Summer 2021?
You’ll want complete the CURRENT school year (2020-2021) FAFSA or WASFA.
Not sure which one to fill out?
You can look over a checklist here: Which Financial Aid Application?
Be sure to fill out only ONE application!
Are you wanting to attend Fall 2021- Summer 2022?
You’ll want to complete NEXT school years (2021-2022) FAFSA or WASFA.
Subsidized and unsubsidized loans are federal student loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education at a four-year college or university, community college, or trade, career, or technical school. The U.S. Department of Education offers eligible students at participating schools Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans. (Some people refer to these loans as Stafford Loans or Direct Stafford Loans.)
What’s the difference between Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans?
Direct Subsidized Loan – A loan based on financial need for which the federal government generally pays the interest that accrues while the borrower is in an in-school, grace, or deferment status. A borrower is eligible to receive subsidized loans for up to 150% of his or her program length.
Direct Unsubsidized Loan – A loan for which the borrower is fully responsible for paying the interest regardless of the loan status. Interest on unsubsidized loans accrues from the date of disbursement and continues throughout the life of the loan. This type of loan is not based on financial need.
Entrance Counseling – A mandatory information session, which takes place before you receive your first federal student loan; entrance counseling explains your responsibilities and rights as a student borrower.
Verification Worksheet Selection
For your household information, be sure to list everyone in the household under the age of 24, unless supported by you – if you are an independent student or by a parent(s) if you’re a dependent.
If you are a dependent student please be sure to list your parent(s) as well.
If you, the dependent student did not file for the particular year requested, you will mark – not going to file. If you did work, you will need to attach a copy of your W2 from your employer(s).
If you, as an independent student did not file for the particular year requested, you will mark – not going to file and then write a letter stating you did not file, because you were not required and then sign it and submit, or you can pull your non-tax filing file by receiving it from the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript