Financial Aid

WCC School Code: 008216


The goal of the Financial Aid office is to provide you with options that will help make the cost of your education affordable. Financial assistance may be available through federal, state and institutional student aid programs as well as scholarship programs.

The Financial Aid office is located in the Wayne Learning Center, Room 136B.


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How To Apply

Applying for financial aid is free and can be done completely online. When you apply for financial aid, you are considered for all aid programs administered by the Financial Aid Office. Get started today.

To optimize potential awards, students should apply as soon as possible after October 1st each year.

Freeze Date and Financial Aid Eligibility

In accordance with federal regulations, the Office of Financial Aid will recalculate Federal and State aid based on the enrollment status as of the freeze date set by the college. The freeze date is the point at which your enrollment is locked for financial aid purposes.

Types Of Aid

Grants and scholarships are a couple of the types of financial aid options available for you to take advantage of.


The Financial Aid Office is often asked to administer scholarships that are provided by various groups, organizations and agencies. The Foundation of Wayne Community College also has many scholarships available to WCC students.

Online Forms

As a convenience to you, we have placed many of the financial aid forms online.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students receiving financial aid are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to be eligible to receive assistance.

Summer Semester Financial Aid Eligibility

If a student received Financial Aid in the Fall and Spring semesters and had 12 credit hours or more for both semesters. To be eligible for Financial Aid in the summer semester the student will have to enroll in 6 credit hours or more.