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  • You can register for a course online at Paper registration forms are available on each campus or can be mailed on request.
  • Selecting “Pay By Cash” or “Pay By Check” in the registration process allows you to avoid making a payment up front so that you can explore all funding assistance options.


  • Scholarship and grant applications require that you complete a FAFSA.
    • For classes beginning before July 1, 2024, complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA. WVNCC highly recommends using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool which is available to most applicants.
    • For classes beginning July 1, 2024 or later, complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA.

Choose WV Northern (school code 010920) to receive the results. Results arrive in 3-5 business days.
If you need assistance completing your FAFSA, contact the Financial Aid Office or campus service center.

After completing the FAFSA, you may receive information about eligibility for the federal Pell Grant, which cannot be used for non-credit coursework. You will need to apply for one or more of the funding options below in addition to completing the FAFSA.


Apply now for courses beginning before July 1, 2024. For classes beginning July 1, 2024 or later, you can create an account any time but you must wait until July 1 to submit the HEAPS Workforce application.

Check your spam/junk folder for your confirmation email when setting up your account. Monitor the email you list on your application for updates about your application. Grants cannot be approved without the HEAPS application and FAFSA results on file prior to the class start date.


  • Students enrolled in the CDL, Paramedic, or Summer Welding Institute programs are encouraged apply for a scholarship, as are female students enrolled in any course on the Wheeling campus. The Financial Aid Office will determine an applicant’s eligibility and award amount subject to available funds, financial need, and other factors. Scholarships may be awarded that are less than the full cost of a course.

    2023-2024 Scholarship Application – For classes beginning BEFORE July 1, 2024

    2024-2025 Scholarship Application – For classes beginning ON or AFTER July 1, 2024

    Complete the application and turn it in to or in person on any campus, and check your WVNCC email for updates. For WVNCC email access, contact Terri Phillips at 304-214-8968 / after you have registered for a course.


  • Eligible veterans or their dependents may be able to use VA education benefits for the Paramedic program. This guide will be updated if additional non-credit courses or programs are approved for VA education benefits.
  • Call the VA Education Hotline at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) if you’re unsure what benefit(s) you may qualify for. Then contact Jenna Derrico to use your benefits and find out what other services are available to veterans at WVNCC regardless of benefit status.


  • Contact Jenna Derrico at WVNCC for all WIOA-related questions and requests. Applicants should start the eligibility process at least several weeks before their intended start date. The maximum award and steps to apply vary based on county or region. Contact WVNCC first if you live outside of WV/OH.
  • WV Residents - Contact the American Job Center / Workforce WV location nearest to you to get started.
    • Wheeling: 1275 Warwood Ave. Wheeling WV 26003. Phone: 304-232-6280.
    • Weirton: 100 Municipal Plaza Suite 350, Weirton WV 26062. Phone: 304-723-5337
    • New Martinsville: Contact the Wheeling location for assistance at 304-232-6280.
  • OH Residents - Contact the Ohio Means Jobs location nearest to you to get started.
    • Belmont County: 302 Walnut St, Martins Ferry OH 43935. Phone: 740-633-5627
  • Applicants may want to have certain documents at the ready to ensure a speedy eligibility process.
    * List is for informational use only; actual requirements will be communicated by case workers.*
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card for yourself and family members living with you
    • Valid driver’s license or photo ID
    • Utility bill or other mail with your current address
    • Selective Service Verification (if born after Dec 31, 1959)
    • Income verification/paystubs for all family members
    • Public assistance if receiving food stamps, medical card, etc.
    • Proof of child support payments (check stub, court letter, etc.) Unemployment benefits
    • verification/layoff notice
    • Veteran status (DD214)
    • Disability documentation for all family members


Contact Jenna Derrico if you would like to pay for your course in two or more installments. A breakdown of payment amounts and due dates will be provided, and a $20 payment plan fee will be added to your first payment to participate. The first payment will be due prior to the course start date, and all course costs must be paid in full prior to the conclusion of the course.

Questions about any of these options?
Contact Jenna Derrico, Special Populations Counselor. / Office: 304-214-8962 / Work Cell: 304-650-9997 (feel free to text!)