Financial Aid

Financial aid is money to help pay for college and may be offered through grants, loans, scholarships and on-campus employment (Work-Study). An aid offer can assist in covering such expenses as tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Financial aid recipients can receive aid only for the classes that are required for their degree plan at Wharton County Junior College.

Financial Aid Process

Submission: 1) Create an FSA ID. This username and password allows students to log in to manage their federal student aid. Follow these steps to set up your FSA ID. 2) Apply for financial aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) through the U.S. Department of Education. The WCJC school code for all campuses is 003668. For academic semesters Spring 2024 and Summer 2024, complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA®. For Fall 2024, Spring 2025 and Summer 2025, complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA®, available December 31, 2023. Complete the FAFSA® early and monitor these important dates.

Verification: Promptly submit any documents requested by the finanicial aid office. Monitor your financial aid status by checking your Online Services account. 

Scholarships: Through the generosity of donors, WCJC students can apply for scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, need, demographics, or career focus and do not need to be repaid. 

Financial Aid Offer: Once you have been offered financial aid, you can view the amounts by checking your Online Services account.


Financial Aid Locations, Hours and Staff

Financial Aid Offices are available 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.   


Wharton Campus

911 Boling Highway

Wharton, TX 77488

Administration Building Rm. 101


979-532-6937 fax

Priscilla Salas

Director of Financial Aid 


Rachel Cavazos

Assistant Director of Financial Aid


Selena Schmidt  

Financial Aid Quality Control Specialist and Veteran Certifying Official


Ramonica Cortez

Financial Aid State Programs Specialist


Ramona Petrosky

Financial Aid Work-Study Specialist


Nessa Rolf

Financial Aid Secretary/Receptionist



Richmond Campus                                                         

5333 FM 1640

Richmond, TX 77469



Financial Aid Advisor


Anika Gupta

Financial Aid Counselor (Part-Time)



Sugar Land Campus

14004 University Blvd.

Sugar Land, TX 77479


Lori Blust 

Financial Aid Counselor


Jo Harrington 

Financial Aid Counselor (Part-Time)








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