Financial Aid

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Social Security Administration suspended face-to-face service to the public in their field offices and hearings offices nationwide until further notice. This decision protects the population they serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and their employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Students and parents who need a benefit statement for proof of income and/or for financial aid requirements can still access a statement by visiting the Social Security Administration's website at


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Financial Aid Process Steps

FAFSA TAX DATA 2019-2020 School Year
Fall 2019 2017 Federal Tax Return Transcript
Spring 2020 2017 Federal Tax Return Transcript
Summer 2020 2017 Federal Tax Return Transcript
FAFSA TAX DATA 2020-2021 School Year
Fall 2020                          2018 Federal Tax Return Transcript
Spring 2021 2018 Federal Tax Return Transcript
Summer 2021 2018 Federal Tax Return Transcript

New! You can complete the 2020–21 FAFSA form using the myStudentAid app. Download the myStudentAid app in the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

The myFAFSA component—which is used to complete the FAFSA form—is the app’s featured function.

1. Apply for Federal Financial Aid by going to (free application):  

  • Apply for your FSA ID at .
  • Your FSA ID is your electronic signature for the FAFSA, renewal FAFSA, Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note for Loans. It is also used to access your online financial aid history, student aid report (SAR) and make corrections to your FAFSA. Your FSA ID is your electronic signature; keep it in a safe place. Parents of dependent students must also have their own FSA ID to sign the FAFSA and PLUS loan Promissory Note electronically.
  • Apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Click on the orange “Start Here” button. Follow the prompts in the right hand column of the site through the completion and submission of the application. Wallace State Community College’s School Code is 007871.
  • For fastest processing time, students should complete the application online and submit an electronic signature using their PIN. It is possible to interrupt an application session by saving the application and returning later using the information provided on the site.

2. Complete Verification Process (if required):  

  • Applicants selected by the Federal Central Processing System for verification by the school must provide requested documentation within 15 days of request and prior to award offers. Verification forms are available here
  • Failure to provide all documents requested in a timely manner will delay your award offer and financial aid payments.

If you are selected for Verification and a Tax Return Transcript is required, you will need to order one from the IRS. You may visit the IRS Website Here. It takes 7 - 10 days to receive this document.

3. Satisfy Documents, Review and Accept Award Offers:  

All student notifications are made via the email address provided to the Wallace State Admissions Office.  When notified, you may review and satisfy documents online by following these steps:

  • Login to Banner Self Service System (myWallaceState) using your WSCC ID (ex. W00000000) and pin.
  • Select Fin Aid Tab (tab only shows on the screens of students whose financial aid information has been imported into Banner).
  • Select Fin Aid Status, enter aid year, submit (will display message and hyperlink to student requirements).  NoteHyperlinks appear underlined in blue print.
  • Select Hyper Link to student requirements (only click once).
  • Display will show Unsatisfied and Satisfied Student Requirements (Info tabs show information only and are NOT hyperlinked to Resources & Additional Information or Terms & Conditions.)  For any Unsatisfied Requirements other than Authorization of Payment with Federal Funds and Terms & Conditions, follow screen instructions or hyperlinks.

Review Awards, Accept Awards, Authorize Payment and Terms and Conditions by following these steps:

  • Back arrow to return to Fin Aid 
  • Select Award 
  • Select Aid for Award Year 
  • Select Resources and Additional Information Tab to read
  • Select response from drop box to Satisfy Authorization Payment with Federal Funds (a message will display stating that the information has been submitted to the Student Financial Services Office but has not been reviewed).
  • Submit information
  • Select Terms and Conditions tab to ACCEPT terms and conditions
  • Submit

The official form of communication at Wallace State Community College is your admissions office email account.  Please check your email account regularly.

4. Complete Direct Student Loan Steps (if applicable):  

  • Accept loan offer online.  Continue to to complete Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note.
  • Loans require student enrollment of at least 6 semester hours at Wallace State Community College for disbursement. Loans are paid out equally over expected terms of enrollment for the academic year. Confirmed class attendance is required for loan disbursements.  

5. Complete PLUS Loans for Parents (if applicable):  

  • Go to Wallace State’s Financial Aid web page to view PLUS loan information. Complete the PLUS loan application and submit it to the office.
  • Go to to complete the PLUS Master Promissory Note.
  • PLUS loans require an acceptable credit history and can be disbursed to the student per parent authorization.  The student must have a FAFSA on file prior to a PLUS application.  

6. Apply for Federal Work Study Program (if interested):  

  • Submit work study application to the work study supervisor in the Student Financial Services Office.  You can obtain an application in the office or online at 

Download Work Study Application 

The supervisor will contact eligible students for a job placement.  

7. Apply Aid to your Student Account:  

  • Register for courses each semester during regular registration.
  • Get books during the book charge period.
  • Attend every class and/or complete all required online course assignments throughout the semester.
  • Authorized aid will retain your course schedule until the Business Office posts funds to student accounts, paying charges and issuing balance funds to documented attending students at the end of the third week of the term.  

8. Get your Refund:  

  • Student must check the semester schedule to see when disbursement for Financial Aid Balance Checks. Balance checks are mailed the day after the stated disbursement day. You may also check the Wallace State Calendar.  

9. Get Books for Class:  

  • You may use the on campus bookstore charge procedures to apply books and supplies to your financial aid account.  Details of the book charge procedures are available in the course schedule.

10. Class Attendance:  

  • Financial aid disbursements require documented attendance from each course instructor.
  • Be sure to review the course syllabus and complete attendance and/or participation requirements for each course during the first week of the semester to ensure timely aid disbursements.
  • Financial aid awards may be reduced for non-attendance during the first week of class.