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Frequently Asked Questions

How is my financial need determined?
The U.S. Department of Education uses a formula from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). All schools you list on the FAFSA will be sent your EFC. The EFC is the amount of money the Department of Education determines you can afford to pay for your student to go to college for one year.

Once the college has your EFC, then we can determine your need. Need is determined by taking the cost of attendance and subtracting it from your EFC. This number tells us how much aid we can offer you.

How do I apply for financial aid at Tennessee Wesleyan College?
Apply and be accepted for admission to Tennessee Wesleyan College. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Provide other supporting documentation as required.

If help is needed in completing the FAFSA, applicants should contact the Financial Aid Office.
The deadline for submitting the FAFSA, to receive priority consideration, is January 25, 2011 (for the 2011-2012 academic year).

What is Tennessee Wesleyan College's school code?
003525

What can I do if the FAFSA does not reflect my current financial situation?
Contact our office if the FAFSA does not reflect your current financial situation or if your financial situation changes during the academic year. Additional documentation may be required from you, and then we can review your FAFSA and see if we can make any adjustments to it which may allow for additional funding.

Do my parents or I have to complete my federal tax returns before filing the FAFSA?
No, the FAFSA allows for estimates for income and tax information if you have not yet completed your federal tax returns. We recommend that you file your FAFSA by January 25, 2011, in order to receive a State Grant (if eligible). Please keep in mind that once you have completed and filed your taxes, you must correct the FAFSA information that was estimated.