Priority Deadlines

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: 

  1. Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  2. Federal Stafford Student Loan
  3. Federal Plus Loan
  4. Federal Pell Grant
  5. Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
  6. 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? 

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