West Virginia Northern Community College

Offices and Services

Applying for Financial Aid

The financial aid department is committed to assisting students through the entire process of applying for aid and getting the best financial aid package available.  The following steps will get you started but please do not hesitate to contact our office by email or phone for additional information and assistance.

How do I apply for aid?

2017-2018 School Year

  • Beginning October 1, 2016 the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web Worksheets are available online with the Department of Education at www.fafsa.gov (School Code-010920).  Once you have the worksheet completed you can enter the information online at http://www.fafsa.gov.  Online help is available if you have questions while entering your information.  Just click on "Need Help" that is at the bottom of every page and you will have access to frequently asked questions, an 800 number, or live online help.
  • The Department of Education has stopped printing paper forms but they can be downloaded in PDF format  available at  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/options.htm.  Complete the form, sign and mail to the Department of Education at the address printed on the form. 

Remember:  April 15, 2017 is the priority deadline for filing your FAFSA Application for colleges and universities in West Virginia to be considered for the State Grant.  Click here to learn more about the WV Higher Education State Grant Program.  March 1st, 2017 is the deadline for FAFSA completion for 2017 High School seniors receiving the Promise Scholarship.  Go to www.cfwv.com for more information on West Virginia financial aid programs.

You will need to complete a WVNCC Financial Aid Application (not available yet) for the school year you wish to receive aid for.  Classes for the 2017-2018 school year begin in August, 2017.  All financial aid forms will be made available online as soon as possible.

Once we receive your processed FAFSA and it is official you will receive an award letter from WVNCC notifying you of your aid for each semester.  You may also receive a letter requesting additional information or forms such as the Verification Worksheet, Food Stamps/SNAP Benefits Statement, Workers Compensation, etc.  The Verification Worksheet is available online and through your NOW account.

Once you have completed the admission process and met with your campus' counselor to register, you need to be sure your financial aid file is complete.  To be held in your classes, all documents must be received by the last date to pay for the semester.  In order to receive any funds remaining after your charges are paid (Refund Check), your financial aid file must be complete.  You can check the status of your file through your NOW account (Northern on the Web).  Funds will be applied to your tuition account at a designated time for each semester. Refund day will be posted at the Campus Service Centers.  Book vouchers are generally available the day following the last day to pay for the term approximately ten days prior to the start of the regular term (see catalog or schedule) 

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