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Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office at Wenatchee Valley College is available to assist students in applying for all types of financial assistance, including grants, work study opportunities, veteran benefits, scholarships and student loans. 

Wenatchee Valley College Financial Aid Office can help all families receive financial assistance whether it is through grants or federal loans and our services are free.

Financial Aid Office Hours: 

We are currently closed to the public.

Our staff are currently working remotely and are available to assist you during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Friday:  8:00 am - NOON
 
Please click on the "Contact Us" tab above for information on how to best contact us during this time. 

Our staff will be responding to emails and voicemails as we are able to,
but we may not always be able to respond in a timely manner.  We appreciate your patience during this time, as we try to balance safety with service.

 

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TUITION DUE:   Monday, March 22, 2021

Tuition Due: March 22, 2021. If your financial aid has not yet been awarded, is not in an open status, or there is a block on your account, you must make arrangements to pay.  You can set up a payment plan with the cashiers office.  Check the Financial Aid Management (FAM) Student Portal for quick access to your financial aid information.

Disbursements:  We will begin paying tuition/fee charges sometime during the week prior to the start of the quarter.  Remaining funds are disbursed through BankMobile. Disbursement of remaining funds typically begins one day prior to the start of the quarter, so most students will receive their remaining funds the first week of the quarter.  Make sure you have chosen your disbursement preference with BankMobile.

TUITION DUE:   Monday, June 14, 2021

Tuition Due: June 14, 2021. If your financial aid has not yet been awarded, is not in an open status, or there is a block on your account, you must make arrangements to pay.  You can set up a payment plan with the cashiers office.  Check the Financial Aid Management (FAM) Student Portal for quick access to your financial aid information.

Disbursements:  We will begin paying tuition/fee charges sometime during the week prior to the start of the quarter.  Remaining funds are disbursed through BankMobile. Disbursement of remaining funds typically begins one day prior to the start of the quarter, so most students will receive their remaining funds the first week of the quarter.  Make sure you have chosen your disbursement preference in BankMobile.

WVC contracts with Loan Science to help students successfully manage their loans. Loan Science can help you track down the specific details of your loan to create a repayment plan that works for you. There are several convenient repayment plans available and we’ll help you select the one that’s right for your unique situation.

Visit Loan Science website

 

Please beware of and avoid scholarship scams and fee-based scholarship services. There is no reason to pay for lists of scholarships or pay someone to complete the FAFSA. By completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you will automatically be considered for most federal and state aid and all funds that Wenatchee Valley College offers.

*PHONE & LETTER SCAMS*:  We have recently been made aware of students receiving phone calls and official looking letters asking for personal information (SID, SSN, bank account number, FSA ID, etc.) in relation to their financial aid and student loans.  WVC advises that you NEVER give out your student ID, SSN or bank account information to unsolicited contacts, even if they have other information such as an estimated amount of your student loans.  

*Important Reminder*:   WVC nor BankMobile will ever initiate a phone call to you to ask for your account information or social security number or to set you up for Direct Deposit.  WVC advises that you NEVER give out your bank account or other personal information over the phone on an unsolicited call.

Wenatchee Valley College contracts with BankMobile to provide disbursement of Financial Aid funds.

 In order for students to receive their financial aid funds they will need to sign up for one of the following options:

  • Electronic Deposit To Your Personal Bank Account or
  • Electronic Deposit To A BankMobile Vibe Account or
  •  Paper Check Mailed To You .

 All financial aid eligible students will be mailed an enrollment kit by BankMobile and will be asked to select a refund delivery preference from the options listed above. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Update your mailing address

BankMobile will mail a Refund Selection Kit to the current address you have on file with Registration office. If you’re not sure that we have your current mailing address, please take a moment to check your MYWVC portal or contact the registration office at 509 682 6806 or update your address with the registration office.

2. Look for the Refund Selection Kit

Mailing of Refund Selection Kits is done by BankMobile.  It will  include the Wenatchee Valley College logo. 

3. Visit RefundSelection.com to make your choice

Once your kit arrives, go to RefundSelection.com and enter your personal code to get started. Then simply select how you’d like to receive your money.  

For more information, visit BankMobileDisbursements.com/how-it-works or contact the financial aid office at 509 682 6810. 

*Important Reminder*:   WVC nor BankMobile will ever initiate a phone call to you to ask for your account information or social security number or to set you up for Direct Deposit.  WVC advises that you NEVER give out your bank account or other personal information over the phone on an unsolicited call.

You must have information from your tax return in order to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

The IRS tax Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) used to access your tax information for the FAFSA is currently unavailable from the IRS.

This does not limit an individual’s ability to apply for aid. Applicants can manually provide their tax return information.  The online FAFSA application remains operational, and applicants can continue filing the FAFSA as they normally would by providing the tax information manually.

Getting Your Tax Return Information for the FAFSA

   2020 -21 FAFSA: use data from 2018 tax returns.
   2021 -22 FAFSA: use data from 2019 tax returns.

You should always retain a copy of your tax return, either electronically or on paper, and keep it in a secure place.

If you did not keep a copy of your tax return, here are some options:

  1. Access the tax software product you used to prepare and file your tax return.  You may be able to access your account to download/print a copy.

  2. Contact the tax preparer/provider who filed your return if you used a tax professional.

  3. Download your tax transcript (a summary) at Get Transcript Online.  Review the rigorous identity authentication requirements for Secure Access before attempting to register.

  4. Use Get Transcript by Mail and a transcript will be mailed to the address on your return within five to 10 days.

  5. Call our automated line at 800-908-9946 to order a transcript by mail.
    If you filed an amended tax return, Form 1040X, you should use the adjusted gross income and earned income listed on your revised tax return.

For more information about the FAFSA process, see www.studentaid.gov. For more information about IRS transcripts, see Get Transcript FAQs.

Apply Now:  To apply for financial aid, complete the FAFSA online (www.fafsa.ed.gov). You will need our school code, which is 003801.  For youtube video help, visit How To Fill Out The FAFSA. Remember, you must re-apply each year.

Which Year?
2020
-2021 FAFSA: for financial aid Fall 2020 through Summer 2021.
2021-2022 FAFSA: for financial aid Fall 2021 through Summer 2022.

Eligibility: To qualify for financial aid, students must be admitted and enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program at Wenatchee Valley College.  Personal enhancement courses, short term certificates or non degree programs are not eligible for financial aid. Check with the financial aid office to see if your program qualifies.  Generally, students will need to be enrolled in at least 6 credits each quarter to qualify for financial assistance.  Once you have completed the FAFSA, we will contact you regarding your eligibility and status.  Please read our Communication page for additional information.   . 

Processing time for financial aid is usually 3-6 weeks. Please allow sufficient time for the processing of your financial aid and tuition due dates. During peak times, processing times may increase.

Financial Aid Office Hours: 

We are currently closed to the public.

Our staff are currently working remotely and continue processing financial aid.  Please contact our office in one of the following ways, so that we can do our best to serve you during this time. 

Phone:  You may contact us at 509-682-6810.  We may not be able to answer all phone calls, but if you do not reach a staff member, please leave a voicemail. Leave your name, SID, phone number and why you are contacting the financial aid office, so we can research your issue prior to calling you back.

Email:   You can also email questions and completed forms to
financialaid@wvc.edu


**NEW**  DROP BOX for your financial aid forms & documents.
 
Wenatchee Campus: 
The new drop box is located on the Fifth street side of Wenatchi hall to the right of the main doors.  It is a white box with a sign on it that reads Student Services Drop Box.   

Omak Campus: 
The drop box on the Omak campus has been around for awhile.  It is located by the library entrance of Wendell George Hall, north parking lot.  

FAM Portal: 
  You may log into the Financial Aid Management (FAM) Portal by going to our financial aid website https://www.wvc.edu/financialaid and clicking on the FAM Portal link, which is the top link in our financial aid menu, on the right hand side of the page.

If you have any questions or problems regarding submission of forms and documents , please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our staff will be responding to emails and voicemails as we are able to,
but we may not always be able to respond in a timely manner.  We appreciate your patience during this time, as we try to balance safety with service.

 

Location

Wenatchee Valley College
Wenatchi Hall, First floor
1300 Fifth Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801

 

Hours

Currently Closed to the Public.    Staff are working remotely and able to assist during the following hours:.

Monday - Thursday:

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday:
8:00 AM - NOON

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Contact

Phone: (509) 682-6810

Email: financialaid@wvc.edu

Fax: (509) 682-6811

Financial Aid Intro