Financial Aid

There are a wide variety of financial assitance programs and financial aid resources available to students and their families. Contact the Guidance Department with questions or for assistance.


Financial Aid Resources

Accredited Schools Online has an expert-driven financial aid guidebook, Funding Your Vocational Degree. It includes an extensive list of scholarships and resources to help students pay for school.

Affordable Online Colleges has comprehensive information and expert advice about online learning, and a search engine to locate affordable online colleges.

American Educational Guidance Center has links to 70 scholarship search data bases, GPA and student loan calculators, a guide to the FAFSA, information on online degree programs for adults, and dozens of helpful articles for college students of all ages.

American Student Assistance offers free information and advice from financial aid experts and provides resources in your community.

Chegg helps you explore colleges and begin your potential colleges list.

Christian Connector  allows students to search for different types of scholarships offered by Christian colleges. The participating schools provided over $150 million in scholarships and grants to students this past year alone. In addition, students may simply log on to be automatically entered in a drawing for a $2,500 scholarship.

Collegeboard provides Financial Aid 101 on how to start the process, how to complete the FAFSA and the CSS/Financial Aid Profile, with webinars and so much more.

College Xpress  Get recruited by your top colleges. Read daily advice from college deans, admission counselors, coaches and more. Search over $7 billion in scholarships. Enter to win a $10,000 scholarship – all you have to do is join!

Fastweb.com is a leading online resource in finding scholarships to help you pay for school.

Moneygeek.com has step-by-step instructions to filling out the FAFSA, alternative ways to pay for college, raising money through crowdfunding campaigns, and different types of college savings plans.

National ROTC Scholarship If you are looking to major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) you could qualify for an Army Scholarship. Graduate with a degree in your chosen field as a 2nd Lietenant in the Army with no college debt to pay off! If you plan to attend a 4 year college and have a minimum GPA of 2.5, apply!

NextStudent.com is college funding made simple. Get student loans under one low rate.

Questbridge.org connects the world’s brightest low-income students to America’s best Universities and opportunities.

ScholarshipPoints.com gives you the opportunity to win free scholarship money for college. Over $750,000 has already been given away!

Scholarships.com gives you access to information on scholarships available based on a variety of search criteria — major, state, grade level, sport, type, and more.

StudentScholarships.org claims to the largest scholarship database on the web.

SuperCollege.com will teach you how to get into and pay for college and includes a free database of scholarships, grants, and contests.

Tuition Break Program for New England Residents If your child has applied to out-of-state public colleges or universities because the intended program of study is not offered in state, remember to check to see if the program he/she plans to pursue is approved under the Regional Student Program (RSP) Tuition Break. It could save you thousands of dollars on their tuition bill. If your student lives near the border of a neighboring New England state, he or she may be eligible on the basis of proximity, when an out-of-state college is closer to home than an in-state college.

Unigo.com provides access to colleges, internships, and careers in addition to scholarships.

Town-Based Scholarships:  WCS is a private school, and, as such, we do not receive information about all scholarship opportunities from every locality represented by our student body. Check with the guidance office of the public high school in your town for scholarships designated specifically for seniors who are local residents. Also check town websites.

Disclaimer: WCS does not endorse nor has it conducted any independent evaluation on any of the resources provided. Furthermore, WCS makes no representations or warranties with respect to any information provided by these resources.