WWCC student Brittani Drennan and son Zylon | WWCC COURTESY PHOTO

WWCC offers students one-on-one help with financial aid applications

May 1 is the priority deadline

The new changes in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) have made more financial aid available, including grants that do not need to be repaid. The form is also shorter and, for many people, easier to complete.

Walla Walla Community College Navigators are ready to help.  Call the Student Success Center at 509-527-4262 for Walla Walla and 509-758-3339 for Clarkston, or email warrioradvising@wwcc.edu to schedule an in-person meeting.

Students who are ineligible to use the FAFSA (for example, due to citizenship or immigration status) should submit a Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) application instead. By submitting either application, you will also be reviewed for WWCC’s Warrior Pledge Scholarship.

Don’t let paperwork get in the way. At Walla Walla Community College you can learn a trade, earn a Transfer degree or attain a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Agriculture or Business Management.

WWCC student Brittani Drennan recommends everyone thinking about college to apply for financial aid.

“You can do it,” she says. “You can work. You can be a mom. And you don’t have to put unreasonable expectations upon yourself. You just have to take that first step.”

The first in her family to go to college, Drennan is studying for her Accounting degree. She attends classes part-time while working full-time and being a mom to two young boys.

With the assistance of a WWCC navigator, Drennan secured financial aid, received a laptop and, most importantly, was able to get one-year of childcare cost paid. Get started today. Make sure your application is in the mix before the May 1 priority deadline. This gives you the best opportunity to have all the pieces in place before the Summer quarter starts. It’s also not too early to submit your applications for Fall.

– Walla Walla Community College Release