The Financial Aid Office at Wenatchee Valley College is available to assist students
in applying for all types of financial assistance, including grants, work study opportunities,
veteran benefits, scholarships and student loans.
Wenatchee Valley College Financial Aid Office can help all families receive financial assistance whether it is through grants or federal loans and our services are free.
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Please beware of and avoid scholarship scams and fee-based scholarship services. There is no reason to pay for lists of scholarships or pay someone to complete the FAFSA. By completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you will automatically be considered for most federal and state aid and all funds that Wenatchee Valley College offers.
*Important Reminder*: BankMobile Refund Selection Kits will be mailed to you via US postal service. Neither WVC nor BankMobile will ever initiate a phone
call to you to ask for your account information or social security number or to set
you up for Direct Deposit. WVC advises that you NEVER give out your bank account or other personal information over the phone on an unsolicited
Disbursements: We begin paying tuition/fee charges the evening of Wednesday, June 21st. Checks for remaining funds will be mailed. Mailing of checks typically begins one day prior to the start of the quarter, so most students will receive their check the first week of the quarter. Make sure you have a secure mailbox and that your address in admissions is accurate.
Announcement – Wenatchee Valley College is moving to Direct Deposit of Financial Aid Funds Starting with Fall quarter 2017.
In order for students to receive their financial aid funds they will need to sign up for one of the following options:
- Electronic Deposit To Your Personal Bank Account or
- Electronic Deposit To A BankMobile Vibe Account
All financial aid eligible students will be mailed an enrollment kit by BankMobile and will be asked to select a refund delivery preference from the options listed above. Here’s what you need to do:
1. Update your mailing address
BankMobile will mail a Refund Selection Kit to the current address you have on file with Registration office. If you’re not sure that we have your current mailing address, please take a moment to check your MYWVC portal or contact the registration office at 509 682 6806 or update your address in person at the registration office on the first floor of Wenatchi Hall on the Wenatchee campus or in Omak in the Administration building.
2. Look for the green envelope
Mailings of Refund Selection Kits will start around mid-July 2017. They will arrive in a bright green envelope and will include the Wenatchee Valley College logo. It contains your personal code for making your refund selection. It is important not to discard this envelope.
3. Visit RefundSelection.com to make your choice
Once your kit arrives, go to RefundSelection.com and enter your personal code to get started. Then simply select how you’d like to receive your money. If you select the BankMobile Vibe account as your refund choice, you will receive a temporary virtual Debit MasterCard® to use until your physical card arrives in the mail.
For more information, visit BankMobileDisbursements.com/how-it-works or contact the financial aid office at 509 682 6810.
*Important Reminder*: BankMobile Refund Selection Kits will be mailed to you via US postal service. Neither WVC nor BankMobile will ever initiate a phone call to you to ask for your account information or social security number or to set you up for Direct Deposit. WVC advises that you NEVER give out your bank account or other personal information over the phone on an unsolicited call.
You must have information from your tax return in order to file a Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).
The IRS tax Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) used to access your tax information for the FAFSA is currently unavailable from the IRS.
This does not limit an individual’s ability to apply for aid. Applicants can manually provide their tax return information. The online FAFSA application remains operational, and applicants can continue filing the FAFSA as they normally would by providing the tax information manually.
Getting Your 2015 Tax Return Information For the 2016–17 and 2017–18 FAFSA
Applicants filing a 2016–17 or 2017–18 FAFSA must use data from their 2015 tax returns.
You should always retain a copy of your tax return, either electronically or on paper, and keep it in a secure place.
If you did not keep a copy of your tax return, here are some options:
- Access the tax software product you used to prepare and file your 2015 return. You
may be able to access your account to download/print a copy.
- Contact the tax preparer/provider who filed your 2015 return if you used a tax professional.
- Download your tax transcript (a summary) at Get Transcript Online. Review the rigorous identity authentication requirements for Secure Access before attempting to register.
- Use Get Transcript by Mail and a transcript will be mailed to the address on your return within five to 10 days.
- Call our automated line at 800-908-9946 to order a transcript by mail.
If you filed an amended tax return, Form 1040X, you should use the adjusted gross income and earned income listed on your revised tax return.
Apply Now: To apply for financial aid, complete the FAFSA online. You will need our school code, which is 003801. For youtube video help, visit How To Fill Out The FAFSA. Remember, you must re-apply each year.
2016-2017 FAFSA: for financial aid Fall 2016 through Summer 2017. 2017-2018 FAFSA: for financial aid Fall 2017 through Summer 2018.
Priority Deadline Date: Our priority date for the upcoming school year is always March 15th. If you miss
the deadline, you may still complete the FAFSA to apply for student loans and any
remaining grant funds.
Eligibility: Once you have completed the FAFSA, we will contact you regarding your eligibility
and status. Please read our Communication page for additional information. To qualify for financial aid, students must be admitted and enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program at Wenatchee Valley College.
Processing time for financial aid is usually 3-6 weeks. Please allow sufficient time for the processing of your financial aid and tuition due dates. During peak times, processing times may increase.
Wenatchee Valley College
Wenatchi Hall, First floor
1300 Fifth Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Phone: (509) 682-6810 (Appointments by request)
Fax: (509) 682-6811