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Applying to The W

The W has a free Application for Admission, which can be finished in about 15 minutes.


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Phone: (662) 329-7106

Director of Admissions
Iika McCarter

Regional Admissions Staff

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Making College Affordable

We believe that the cost of a college education should not be a deterrent to your student's pursuit of earning a college degree. The W has kept tuition among the lowest in the Southeast. We offer that same low tuition to residents of every state, and a range of scholarships, and grants to help them pay for their education. The Net Price Calculator can give you an idea of the costs to attend The W and the scholarships your student might be eligible to receive.

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Complete the FAFSA®

The FAFSA is your first step toward federal, state, and institutional financial aid. You must complete the FAFSA every year to remain eligible for federal student aid.

The FAFSA is available beginning October 1 the year before you enroll. Many grants and scholarship have early deadlines, so complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to qualify for the most opportunities.

Use The W's Federal School Code: 002422 to prevent delays in processing your financial aid.

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Financial Aid Options

Your student's financial aid package will likely consist of a number different types of aid. Whether they want to study On Campus or Online, all students are eligible for the same financial aid.

The W offers a variety of scholarships for all sorts of scholars. There are awards for academic performance, academic interest, W legacy, financial need, and others. Scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admissions or individual academic departments.
Grants are funds provided for your education by the state or federal government. Unlike a loan, grants do not have to be repaid.
The W offers part-time employment opportunities to students to help pay for your expenses. Opportunities vary, with positions available in most campus offices. There are two types of work-study opportunities, the federal program and the institutional program. All student-workers are paid bi-weekly.
Loans are funds borrowed from your bank or other lending institution. Student Loans must be repaid, with interest. The W is committed to reducing the debt burden of its students. There are many options for helping fund your education, so we encourage you to research all your options. We also encourage families to borrow only when absolutely necessary, and then only to extent that is needed.
The United States government offers special financial aid options for current and former members of the armed forces, as well as for their families. We have compiled a list options available to you. In addition to these benefits, you may also be eligible for any of the options listed above.
Getting financial aid may seem complicated, but it doesn't have to be. We've put together a step-by-step guide to applying for Financial Aid at The W.
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Visit The W

Schedule your visit today and experience the historic campus of The W. Enjoy the aromas that spill into the air from the Culinary Arts Institute’s kitchen. Engage and experience one of the many nursing hospital simulation labs. Delight your ears as you stroll by Poindexter music hall. See why The W has been recognized as one of the South’s most beautiful campuses.

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Getting Credit for What You've Accomplished

Your student has worked hard to get here and we want to make sure they get credit for all their hard work. The W offers university credit hours for certain scores on Advanced Placement Test and International Baccalaureate courses. We can also help you transfer credit hours from community colleges, early college high schools, and dual enrollment/dual credit courses.

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