- Fill out your
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Students should complete their
as soon as possible after January 1st for the upcoming academic year. To be considered for additional
aid, students must complete their
by the deadlines listed below:
- March 1st – Maryland State Aid
- April 1st – Senators and Delegates Application
- June 1st – College Scholarships
Wor-Wic’s federal school code is 013842.
Note: All students who have completed the
by the college's recommended date of June 1st will automatically be evaluated for the local need-based
scholarships. Review the eligibility criteria for each
local need-based scholarship
or refer to the college catalog.
- Review your SAR (Student Aid Report)
All students who complete a
will receive a SAR, either in the mail or via e-mail. The SAR will have a summary of all information
submitted on the
FAFSA. In addition,
the student can make any necessary corrections by visiting the
website and clicking on Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA under section #3. Alternately, students
may make corrections directly on the SAR and mail it back to the Department of Education.
- Financial Aid receipt of the ISIR (Institutional Student Information Record)
Beginning in April, the Financial Aid Office will start to download ISIRs. The ISIR contains the same
information as your SAR. The ISIR is electronically received from the Federal Processor, usually within
Note: ISIR receipt can take up to 10 days for students and/or parents who do not electronically
sign their FAFSA.
Once your ISIR has been received, the Financial Aid Office will send a letter for any additional documentation
and/or forms needed to complete your financial aid file.
- Required Forms
All students who submit a
are subject to verification.
Verification is a process in which the Financial Aid Office must obtain additional documentation to
ensure that the information you provided on your
is accurate. Thirty percent of all students submitting a
will be selected for verification. If a student is selected for verification, he/she will have to provide
a Verification Worksheet and tax
forms and/or W-2 forms. The Financial Aid Office will contact you if you are selected for verification.
Additional documentation may be required on a case-by-case basis.
If you are required to provide 1040 tax transcripts and W-2 transcripts, this can be requested from the IRS.
The IRS is located in The Gallery Building at 212 West Main Street in Salisbury.
Students must submit all requested documentation before receiving financial aid.
- SAP – Satisfactory Academic Progress
Federal regulations require that Wor-Wic Community College establish policies to monitor the academic
progress of students who apply for and/or receive federal financial aid. If you are not meeting the
you may have to submit an appeal before your aid can be processed.
Your financial aid cannot be processed until you have submitted a letter of appeal and meet with the
Director of Financial Aid.
- Financial Aid Award Notification
Award letters are mailed to students throughout the summer beginning in May. Award letters show the
aid that has been granted to the student based on FULL-TIME enrollment. It also displays
a summary of the student's financial need. A
Federal Pell Grant Disbursement Schedule will be
included so students may determine their Pell Grant award if they plan to enroll less than full-time.
Students may also check the status of their financial aid by logging on to the Financial Aid Student
- Student Account
All financial aid is deposited into the student's account and maintained by the Business Office of the
college. Any charges, credits, payments, etc. are received and processed only by the Business Office.
- Book Vouchers
One week prior to the start of the semester, the Financial Aid Office will notify the Book Store which
students have funds available to purchase books and supplies. Any students whose financial aid files
are complete, have been awarded financial aid, and have a credit balance will be included on the list
sent to the Book Store. These students may go directly to the Book Store with their class schedule to
make their purchases.
Students who have not completed their financial aid (by one week prior to the start of the semester)
but anticipate a credit balance, will need to obtain a book voucher from the Financial Aid Office. The
Financial Aid Office will subtract all tuition and fees before issuing a book voucher.
The Book Store receipt will show the potential amount of financial aid the student has left after purchasing
books and supplies. This is the total financial aid amount and is subject to change
based on the completion of the student's financial aid file, adding/dropping courses, withdraws, etc.
Students who do not have enough financial aid to cover their tuition and fees will be responsible for
buying their own books.
If a student has money remaining in his/her account after all debts to the college have been taken care
of, the Business Office will issue a refund check to the student. Refunds are typically available about
6 weeks after the start of the semester. Checks can be picked up at the Cashier's window.