Financial Aid at EWC
There are a number of options to assist students and families with college expenses. Get started by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the application for all federal financial aid programs, some state programs and all EWC scholarship and grant programs. Students must complete a FAFSA each year.
Need help with the FAFSA or scholarship app? Stop into the Financial Aid Office M-F 8am-5pm.
The 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) launched on October 1. New and returning students who plan to attend college between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024, should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible.
Data Security: In order to protect students’ (& families’) Personally Identifiable Information (PII), the College adheres to stringent data safeguard protocols. Therefore, only submit student (& family) information to the Financial Aid Office using data security methods that preserve the privacy of your personal information.
Secure methods of sending information to the Financial Aid Office include:
- Sending a secure email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(You must register to send encrypted messages to EWC recipients)
- Delivering documents in person to the Financial Aid Office (information below)
- Faxing documents to the Financial Aid Office at (307) 532-8222
- Mailing documents to the Financial Aid Office
Work On Campus
Financial Aid Forms
One or more of the below forms may be required to finalize processing your financial aid eligibility. Financial Aid primarily communicates with students via their online MyEWC student account. If your MyEWC Services account indicates you are missing documents, please refer to the checklist to determine which documents you need to print, complete, and submit to our office.
We have included our Authorization to Release Information Form, FAFSA Signature Pages, Verification forms, Loan Request forms, Financial Aid Appeal forms, Consortium Agreement, Hathaway Applications, and more on this page for your convenience. For more information about Verification, please view our Verification page.
Financial Aid often processes and requests information for two academic years at the same time; it can be confusing to keep track of which semesters belong to which academic year. We have included a list of semesters for each academic year for your reference:
2022-2023 Academic Year: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023
2023-2024 Academic Year: Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024
Don’t forget to fill out the FAFSA for each academic year you wish to attend.
To send completed forms back to the Financial Aid Office and ensure the security of the information you send, please use one of the following methods:
Sending secure email to email@example.com
(You must register to send encrypted messages to EWC recipients)
Delivering documents in person to the Financial Aid Office
Faxing documents to the Financial Aid Office at 307.532.8222
Mailing documents to the Financial Aid Office
CARES ACT: (HEERF II)
In response to the continuing disruption and hardship caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), which was signed into law December 27, 2020. This provides an additional $22.7 billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) for colleges and universities, a portion of which is specifically designated for grants to students. These supplemental funds (HEERF II) have more flexibility with awarding criteria than the CARES funds allocated in the Spring of 2020, including being available to online students. CRRSAA does, however, require institutions to prioritize students with exceptional financial need, so students with a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file will be considered first, since that is the only practicable way to determine need; Pell eligible students will receive the majority of funding available. Students must also be enrolled in credit-bearing courses during the Summer 2021 semester in an EWC degree or certificate program (with the exception of prison/work camp programs, which are not eligible).
To expedite awarding for the Summer 2021 semester, EWC is not requiring students to complete an initial application to be considered for funds. Instead, EWC is prioritizing students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in the Pell-eligible range as determined by the 2020-2021 FAFSA for the majority of available funding. Enrollment status (e.g., full-time, half-time, etc.) will determine the amount awarded. Students with an EFC above Pell eligibility but below 18000 will also be considered for lesser funding. Students who have not yet filed the 2020-2021 FAFSA but wish to do so for grant eligibility consideration may do so at StudentAid.gov. Students who have EFCs above the 18000 level, who do not file a FAFSA, or who are not eligible to receive federal funding will receive the lowest level of funding, but can apply directly to the Financial Aid Office for an increased amount with documentation of need.
HEERF II grants may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care, but EWC will not apply the funds directly to a student’s outstanding balance without the student’s signed authorization to do so. Student eligibility review and grant awarding will begin June 14, 2021 and will continue throughout the duration of the Summer 2021 semester. Checks will be mailed directly to eligible students beginning June 18, 2021 with instructions on how to have all or a portion of the refund applied to a remaining balance if the student chooses to do so.
Please ensure the preferred address on file with EWC’s records office is correct so you will receive your check in a timely manner.
You can check your address via your MyEWC account through the MyEWC Services button. View this video if you are unsure how to confirm the address in your online portal:
Contact Sue Schmidt at 307.532.8207 or firstname.lastname@example.org with address changes immediately.
Students with exceptional need exceeding the award provided, students with EFCs above the priority level to receive automatic grants who have need not accurately reflected by FAFSA information, or students who did not file/are not eligible to file the FAFSA may apply for funds directly to the Financial Aid Office after June 23, 2021.
Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 307.532.8224 or email@example.com for details regarding the specific calculation of your award, with any aid questions, or to request an additional HEERF II grant amount based on your specific, documented situation.
Income Verification Forms (IRS Document Requests)
Please review the list of missing information we provided for you to determine which document(s) you need to request. Student information: the STUDENT needs to complete a request. Spouse information (if filed separately or requesting Nonfiling Letter or W2 information): the SPOUSE needs to complete a request. Parent information: the PARENT needs to complete a request. If parents filed separately, or if requesting Nonfiling Letter or W2 information, BOTH parents (if applicable) need to complete a request.
IRS Get Transcript (complete request online)
Financial Aid Office Staff
Our office staff is here to help answer your questions. We are all more than happy to assist you with any questions that you may have; however, we all have areas of expertise as well. If you have a question that is about a specific topic area (questions other than checking on the status of your financial aid or asking about awards listed on your account), please feel free to contact the staff member for that specific topic area.