Financial Aid for International Students
Estimated Cost to Attend WNCC
When compared to other colleges and universities in the United States, WNCC is a great value. With reasonable tuition costs and excellent educational programs, WNCC is the ideal place to start your education. The costs below represent academic year 2012-2013 tuition and fees.
|ESL Institute||Fall & Spring Semester|
|Tuition and Fees||$150||$2,652|
|Books and Supplies||10||1,300|
|Room and Board||300||5,846|
An education in the United States can be very expensive and there is very little financial aid for foreign nationals to study in the U.S., except perhaps for Mexican or Canadian citizens. Federal aid (Pell grants, work study and Stafford loans) is limited to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.
Most grants, scholarships, and loans from public and private sources are also restricted to U.S. citizens. International students will find little information about financial aid because of such limitations, but listed below are some online resources that can help. Also check with each institution to which you are applying to see if there are any specific scholarships available for international students through the school.
Be careful what information you give online. You should not have to pay to apply for scholarships or loans (other than interest rates or origination fees) and anything guaranteed or available to everyone should signal a red flag. Check FinAid.org for information on how to protect yourself from scams and identity theft.
WNCC also partners with peerTransfer for your international student payments. peerTransfer eliminates hidden bank fees, saves on exchange rates, and provides multilingual customer support. To get started, go to peerTransfer.com to create a login and complete payment details. Send your payments to peerTransfer to convert your currency to U.S. dollars and send the specified amount to WNCC. You will receive a confirmation email once WNCC receives your peerTransfer payment. For more information, visit peerTransfer or contact them by phone at 800.346.9252 or email at info@peerTransfer.com.