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Apply for Financial Aid

Students applying for financial aid are considered for all programs for which they are eligible. The amount of financial aid awarded is generally a combination of scholarshipsneed-based aidstudent employment, and loans. It is based on the qualified financial need as determined primarily by the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Applying for financial aid typically includes two* steps, filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and completing the WLC Financial Aid Application.

    FAFSA

    Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form available at studentaid.gov. You can complete the FAFSA beginning October 1 of the year prior to your intended enrollment (or October 1 of your senior year of high school). 

    WLC Financial Aid Application

    SPRING 2023 NEW STUDENTS (FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS): The online version of the 2022-2023 WLC Financial Aid Application is available to incoming freshmen and transfer students intending to enroll in spring (January) 2023.

    FALL 2023 NEW STUDENTS (FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS): The online version of the 2023-2024 WLC Financial Aid Application is available to incoming freshmen and transfer students intending to enroll in fall (August) 2023.

    When completing your online WLC Financial Aid Application, please use the same log-in information that you used to complete your online application to WLC. If you have any questions or have difficulty logging in to your account, please contact the Office of Admissions at 414.443.8811 or admissions@wlc.edu.

    FALL 2023 RETURNING STUDENTS: Download, print, and complete the 2023-2024 WLC Financial Aid Application PDF form.

    *In some cases the U.S. Department of Education may require us to collect additional verification information at a later date.

    Questions?

    Contact the Office of Financial Aid with any financial aid application questions: FinAidApp@wlc.edu.


    What's Next?

    Your Financial Aid Award: A financial aid award letter will be sent to you after your financial aid is determined. Incoming freshmen will receive award letters in the mail starting in December. Transfer students will receive award letters in the mail on a rolling basis. Current students will receive award information via email during the summer.

    Adjustments: If you receive private (non-WLC) scholarships, grants, or loans, you are legally required to report those funds to the Office of Financial Aid. In certain cases, federal and state regulations may require an adjustment to your financial aid award. Adjustments may also be made if there are changes in your family's financial situation during the academic year or if your enrollment status changes.