Financial Aid

General Information

Financial AidFinancial Aid Appeals:  Students must submit a completed Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal (found in the Forms section) along with all required documentation by the deadline for the request to be reviewed by the Financial Aid Appeal Committee.  Appeals are due in the Financial Aid Office at the Wharton campus by 12 Noon Thursday, October 9, 2014. Appeals may be submitted prior to this date. The Appeal Committee will meet Thursday, October 23, 2014.  Decisions will be posted online at the conclusion of the meeting.  Check your account via online services for the decision.  Any supporting documentation must be attached to the request at the time of submission.  Requests received after the October 9,deadline may be held for review until the next appeal meeting which will be held prior to the start of the spring semester Students should check their Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status online for appeals decisions.

The financial aid program at Wharton County Junior College is designed to provide financial aid through scholarships , grants, loans, and on-campus employment. Inquiries concerning student aid should be addressed to the Student Financial Aid Office at (979) 532-6345. Applications for financial aid should be completed accurately and received in the Financial Aid Office along with any additional required forms by the priority deadline.

ATTENTION ALL FINANCIAL AID STUDENTS

Notifications to students regarding their financial aid processes (missing documents, award information, status, updates, etc.) will be posted in a student’s online services account. Students need to open their online services account as soon as they receive notification that their account is available (usually a communication from the admissions office) and then monitor that account on a regular basis.

The Financial Aid Office will communicate via WCJC Student Email addresses once the student has enrolled for courses. It is the student’s responsibility to activate their WCJC student email account as soon as possible after their initial course registration. It is also a student’s responsibility to monitor their student email account.

Financial aid eligibility is determined for only one year at a time. All approvals are based on the assumption that Congress will appropriate funds for the various programs. Consequently, approved aid terminates if money is not allocated to Wharton County Junior College.

 

Simple Steps for Applying For Financial Aid At WCJC

1. Apply for Admission at Wharton County junior College (WCJC) online at https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX

  • Submit an official high school transcript or GED certificate of completion to the Admissions Office for applicants with no previous college work
  • Submit official academic transcripts from all colleges previously attended to the Admissions office for evaluation if no financial aid was received

2. Apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) at www.pin.ed.gov before trying to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

3. Log on to www.fafsa.gov  to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For the 2013-14 academic year you will provide income information from the 2012 federal income tax returns for you and your parents if you are a dependent student. Independent students only provide information on themselves.

  • WCJC’s  school code is 003668

4. If your application for Federal Aid is selected for verification by the Department of Education you must provide the Financial Aid Office at WCJC with additional documents

  • If you did not use the Data Retrieval Tool Option to complete your income information when you completed your FAFSA, then you must provide an income tax transcript from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). We can no longer accept photocopies of actual income tax returns.
  • Student Verification worksheet  on the college web site Financial Aid forms page.
  • ALL OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AS REQUESTED BY THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

5. All students must complete the  WCJC STUDENT DATA FORM on the college website, found at this link and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.

6. Submit all required documents by the established priority financial aid deadlines:

  • Fall Semester June 1st
  • Spring Semester November 1st
  • Summer Session May 1st (please note that effective summer of 2012, Pell Grants for summer sessions are limited to only students who attended one other semester during the award year. Check with the Financial Aid Office for details.)

 Help with filling out the FAFSA can be found at  http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/FAFSASimplification/

NOTE:  IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE ALL YOUR FINANCIAL AID DOCUMENTATION BY THE PRIORITY DEADLINE YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY YOUR TUITION/ FEES AND BOOKS ON AN OUT-OF-POCKET BASIS AND GET REIMBURSED WHEN YOUR FINANCIAL AID DOCUMENTATION IS COMPLETE. THE COLLEGE HAS AN INSTALLMENT PLAN FOR STUDENTS WHO WISH TO HOLD THEIR CLASSES WHILE THEY COMPLETE THEIR FINANCIAL AID DOCUMENTATION.

 

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Financial Aid

Wharton County Junior College’s Title IV Code  003668

Contact us at:

    • Wharton Campus
      911 Boling Highway
      Wharton, TX 77488
      Administration Building Rm. 101
      979-532-6345
      (Fax) 979-532-6937
      finaid@wcjc.edu

    • Sugar Land Campus
      14004 University Blvd.
      Sugar Land, TX 77479
      281-243-8431

    • Richmond Campus
      5333 FM 1640
      Richmond, TX 77469
      281-239-1500

Financial Aid Staff

Richard Hyde
Director of Financial Aid
Veterans Certifying Official – Wharton

Merry Sprague
Assistant Director of Financial Aid – Wharton

Priscilla Salas
Financial Aid Counselor – Richmond

Kristie Sulak
Financial Aid Counselor – Richmond

Lori Blust
Financial Aid Counselor – Sugar Land

Jo Harrington
Financial Aid Counselor – Sugar Land

 Addie Garza
Financial Aid Specialist – Wharton

Christine Garcia
Financial Aid Data Exchange Specialist – Wharton

Krystal Rivera
Financial Aid Secretary/Receptionist – Wharton

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