There are many types of financial aid, and we could share dozens of pages with you about the ins and outs of financial aid. But let's keep this simple. There are generally four types of financial aid:
Aid awarded to you that you don't have to pay back.
Aid awarded to you because you meet special eligibility requirements, and that you don't have to pay back as long as you continue to meet those requirements.
Aid you have to borrow and repay.
Aid in exchange for work at Wor-Wic
This aid can come from a variety of sources- federal, state, local and private. We even have our own Foundation that raises funds to support our students.
All of this aid has one thing in common - it starts with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - otherwise known as the FAFSA.
First things first: The FAFSA
To be considered for any financial aid, you will first need to complete the FAFSA. You will need a federal school code to have your information sent to Wor-Wic. Our federal school code is 013842. The videos below explain the FAFSA and give you guidance on how to complete it.
What Happens Next?
You'll receive a Student Aid Report from the department of education. Check it and make sure it is accurate.
When Wor-Wic receives your FAFSA, you will receive an e-mail notification with instructions to monitor your financial aid checklist on myWor-Wic (Self-Service > Current Credit Students > Financial Aid). Your checklist provides real-time access to the status of your financial aid application, a list of any documents that are needed to complete the verification process, and—finally—your award letter.
What is Verification?
Verification is the process we use to confirm that what you reported on your FAFSA is accurate. All you need to do is provide the documents on your financial aid checklist on myWor-Wic. For more information about the verification process and commonly-requested documents, please see the Verification Frequently Asked Questions.
The Award Letter
Once your financial aid award package is ready for review, you will receive an e-mail notification with instructions to access the last step on your financial aid checklist: review and accept your financial aid package. Please be sure to read all financial aid policies and contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions prior to accepting.
If you have completed a Wor-Wic admissions application and your FAFSA, you can review your financial aid checklist on myWor-Wic.
View your Financial Aid Checklist on myWor-Wic!