Financial Assistance Office Hours and Appointments
WNC Financial Assistance is committed to helping students through the financial aid process during these challenging times. Financial Assistance Staff can help answer your question in a variety of ways and we look forward to hearing from you!
In Persons Options
- Visit us Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm on the Carson Campus, Bristlecone Room 102
- Financial Assistance Staff make regular visits the Fallon Campus, please contact the Fallon Campus at 775-423-7565 for upcoming visit information
Virtual Hours and Other Appointment Options
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grade Option and Financial Assistance
Due to the continued situation that has arisen due to COVID-19, for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, students may request the grading option be changed from a letter grade option to a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) option for individual classes. Students are encouraged to meet with a Counselor and Financial Aid Advisor to learn how requesting an S/U grading option will impact Satisfactory Academic Progress. Follow the link to learn more about the S/U Grading Scale.
William N. Pennington Career and Technical Education 2020-2021 Scholarship Application – Apply Now! Spring 2021 Aid still available!
Western Nevada College Foundation and Financial Assistance Office are pleased to announce the renewal of the the William N. Pennington Career and Technical Education Scholarship Application for 2020-2021. This generous scholarship will give Western Nevada College CTE students the opportunity to learn valuable skills to enter Nevada’s diverse workforce.
2020-2021 Academic Year, Academic Participation Reminders
- You must be Academically Active in all your courses before the Financial Assistance Census Date (January 30, for Spring 2021).
- In order to maintain or establish eligibility for federal aid, students must establish Academic Attendance or have Attendance at an Academically-Related Activity.
“Academic attendance” and “Attendance at an Academically-Related Activity”—Include, but are not limited to—
- Physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students;
- Submitting an academic assignment;
- Taking an exam, an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction;
- Attending a study group that is assigned by the institution;
- Participating in an online discussion about academic matters; and Initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course;
Do not include activities where a student may be present, but not academically engaged, such as—
- Living in institutional housing;
- Participating in the institution’s meal plan;
- Logging into an online class without active participation; or
- Participating in academic counseling or advisement.
2021-2022 FAFSA is now open!
Students interested in attending the 2021-2022 Academic Year (Fall 2021. Spring 2022, and Summer 2022) are encouraged to complete they FAFSA early! The 2021-2022 FAFSA opened October 1 – don’t delay and don’t forget to add WNC’s School Code: 013896!
2021-2022 WNC Foundation Scholarship Application now available – Apply by April 1!
The Western Nevada College Foundation and Financial Assistance Office are pleased to announce the opening of the 2021-2022 Regular Application Cycle. Current and Prospective students are encouraged to apply during this cycle to receive priority consideration for scholarships .
Steps To Apply
- Apply for Admission to Western Nevada College
- Complete and Submit FAFSA
- Complete and Submit the WNC Scholarships Application
- Submit Any Additional Required Documentation
If your FAFSA is federally selected for verification, you will be required to submit additional documentation to the Financial Aid Office that may include a verification for, tax transcripts and/or Tax Returns. We will request this documentation when we receive your FAFSA.
- Review Financial Aid Offer
Once you have been offered funds, a Financial Aid Offer notification will be emailed to you. You can also check the status of your financial aid offer by logging into myWNC. Note: WNC does not automatically offer student loans. Learn more about requesting student loans by visiting the Student Loan Information page.
Financial Assistance Vision and Mission
Western Nevada College Financial Assistance Office reduces financial barriers to promote student success.
The Western Nevada College Financial Assistance Office strives to promote student success, by providing accessible, knowledgeable, and consistent professional service and resources to reduce financial barriers.