There’s a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about financial aid so in this post, we’re going to bust the most common myths. Now is the time to apply for financial aid for the 2018-19 school year but applications for the current school year are still being accepted. Test your financial aid knowledge by completing the true/false quiz. Scroll down for the answers. Look for Part II of Mythbusters- The Financial Aid Edition next week.
True or False?
- You must be a full-time student to receive financial aid.
- You need to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
- Late applications will still be accepted.
- Once your FAFSA’s filled out, you’re done.
- You can’t fill out the FAFSA if you haven’t completed your most recent tax return.
Click here for answers!
Heads up! There are no classes on Friday, October 13th. Campus services, including Entry & Advising, are open and on their normal Friday schedule. What will you do with your free Friday?
This blog post is courtesy of Jessica Larson, Transfer Advisor in LDC 116.
Your time at WCC will probably come with some big questions to answer including: What do I want to study? Do I want to transfer to a university? What kind of career is a good fit for me? If you’d like some help working through those questions we encourage you to attend our fall quarter Developing Your Future, career & academic workshop series! Come learn what it would be like to study a variety of disciplines including biology, engineering, business, and the social sciences. If you’re still deciding what you’d like to study, we have a session for that too! These interactive workshops last about 90 minutes and give you the opportunity to meet faculty, learn about university transfer options and related careers. After attending the workshop you’ll receive an email with a list of customized next steps to help keep you moving forward. Attend one, a few or all six. We’ll save a seat for you.
English/Communication, 11am in LDC 121
Social Sciences, 1pm in HNR 108
Engineering,11am in LDC 121
Exploring Majors & Careers, 1pm in LDC 211
Biology/Chemistry, 1pm in LDC 121
Business, 4pm in LDC 211
Save your seat and RSVP: www.whatcom.edu/DevelopingFutures
Mark your calendars because several university reps will be visiting WCC in the next few weeks. All will be located in the Syre Student Center Foyer. Included are:
Hawaii Pacific University, October 11th from 11:30am-1:30 pm.
Central Washington University Information Technology Management on October 16th from 10am-1pm.
WSU/Everett on October 18th from 10am-2pm
Farleigh Dickinson University (Vancouver BC) on October 31st from 10am-1pm.
When are you graduating? It’s a question heard a lot around campus and an important one at that. The graduation application process is now done on-line through the Admissions and Registration website page. Be sure to apply the quarter prior to the quarter you plan to graduate. An easy way to remember this is to simply apply for graduation at the same time you register for classes. Apply early so that you can be sure that you are on track to complete all of your degree or certificate requirements before your final quarter begins. Not sure when you’re graduating? Make an appointment with an advisor in Entry and Advising for a degree or certificate check.
For those of you graduating this winter quarter, submit your graduation application by Friday, October 6th. Of course, if you miss the quarterly deadline, you can still apply. You just may not receive your evaluation in time to make any necessary changes to your final quarter schedule if necessary.
Congratulations to all the Fall and Winter quarter graduates!
Heads-up! The Fall quarter 40% refund deadline is near! You must withdraw from your class by Friday, October 6th in order to receive 40% of your tuition back. For WAOL online classes, you must withdraw by Tuesday, October 10th.
Call Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080 or stop by LDC 116 to schedule an appointment with an advisor, as withdrawing may impact your financial aid and your academic plan.
Some questions just can’t wait! If you need some academic and/or career advising outside of Entry & Advising’s normal business hours, you’ll find an advisor in the Heiner Center library from 12-4pm on Saturdays. Sign in at computer near the Circulation desk and then head on back to room 201E where an advisor will be more than happy to assist you with your advising needs. NOTE: There will be no Saturday advising on November 25th during the Thanksgiving holiday. We look forward to seeing you!
Monday, September 25 is the last day to receive a 100% refund if you withdraw from your class(es). If you are enrolled in a WAOL class, the refund deadline is Wednesday, September 27. You can withdraw online by clicking on the “I want to register for classes” link on the WCC homepage or in person at the registration window. Of course, if you have any questions or need some assistance, come speak with an advisor in Entry & Advising, LDC 116.
Beginning Friday, September 22nd, a blue slip is required for registration. This includes any schedule changes. Remember- blue slips can only be issued by an instructor and are good for three days. After that it becomes void and you will need to get a new one. Need more information about blue slips? Come talk to an advisor in Entry & Advising or check out the registration information page on the WCC website.
For many, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. While warm 90 degree temperatures still drive us into the lakes and streams, puffy jackets are now quick to hand once the sun sets at 8.
With so much to look forward to, who could ever be sad summer was over? Put your worries on the shelf and your backpack on your shoulder, and welcome back to WCC!
The staff at Entry & Advising are glad you’re here and ready to help! Stop by Laidlaw (LDC) 116 to speak with an advisor Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm and Friday from 9am -11am. Click on the hyperlink to see what other services in E & A are available along with lots of other useful information. Have a great Fall quarter and Happy New Year!