Applications for financial aid should be completed accurately. They should be received in the Financial Aid Office along with the additional required forms by the following dates:
Fall semester.........................June 1
Spring semester..............November 1
Summer semester.................. April 1
NOTE: Correcting an application or verifying unusual conditions delays processing. Plan ahead: Allow eight to twelve weeks prior to the deadline date to process financial aid application forms. The Financial Aid Office will continue to process files completed after the deadline; however, it cannot assure that aid will be available at registration.
Refund Policy: Federal regulations require return of funds for all students who receive Federal Title IV aid and subsequently withdraw during a payment period (i.e., a semester). The length of time during which a return of funds is calculated is up to sixty percent (60%) of the semester. Students not receiving federal funds are subject only to Wharton County Junior College's refund policy.
The refund is applied to their financial-aid awards in the following order:
- Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
- Federal Stafford Student Loan
- Federal Plus Loan
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
- Other state and local aid
Wharton County Junior College makes all refunds in compliance with current federal regulations.
When should I apply for financial aid?
Do I have to reapply for financial aid each year?