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Apply for aid in 4 easy steps!

Financial Aid

1) Apply for CWC admission

Before applying for aid, make sure you are an admitted CWC student by filling out an application online. Our admission policy is open, and there is no cost to apply! If you have already applied, skip right to filling out the FAFSA. 

2) Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

When it comes to financial aid, everything starts with the FAFSA. CWC's school code is 005018.  Watch the how-to video below! Priority deadline is April, 15. 

3) Receive your options

Once we receive and process your application we will contact you! We will determine your financial aid package including grants, work study, and loans to help you put together a financial plan that works best for you. We will be sending you either an award letter or request for additional information via CWC student email or the email used to fill out the FAFSA. 

4) Apply for scholarships

Fill out your scholarship application online using our scholarship portal and based on your answers you will see all the scholarships you are eligible to apply for. Scholarship applications are open from November to March and are due March 1. 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid


What does FAFSA do...? The FAFSA helps determine your eligibility for multiple types of federal financial aid in the form of grants, student loans and work study funds. Federal student aid can be used to pay for your school expenses such as tuition and fees, books and supplies, and/or room and board also know that a few scholarships require that a FAFSA be completed to be considered. You can find a wealth of information at

You do not have to pay to fill out this form! Additonally you may be eligible for more aid than you think, so don't skip it because you think you may not qualify.   

Navigating financial aid can be intimidating but we are here to help -  check out this video that describes the process of filling out your FAFSA and what you will need! If you have additional questions, contact us at anytime. 

How to Fill Out The FAFSA