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Financial Aid Timeline

September
Start searching for scholarships by checking with your high school counselor, parent's employers, your employer, church, and a Williams admissions counselor.  Keep a calendar of the deadlines and materials required for each scholarship.

January -April Apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Williams' FAFSA school code is 001106.  The Financial Aid Office will be in contact with you should there be additional information or documentation required to process your application. The FAFSA is used to determine if you qualify for Federal Pell Grant, College Work-Study, Student Loans, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), and Parent Loans. Williams should electronically receive your FAFSA results three to five days after you submit your FAFSA online.  Submitting paper applications could take four to six weeks.

April 1
Deadline to apply for the Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG).  You must have completed the FAFSA, qualify for a Pell Grant, and have financial need.  SEOG funds must first be awarded to students who show exceptional financial need.  The Financial Aid Office will determine the award amount which can vary.

Deadline to apply for College Work-Study. You must have completed the FAFSA, have financial need, and filled out a Work-Study Questionnaire.

Williams will begin mailing award packages to admitted students with complete financial aid files. In order to be awarded any scholarships or financial aid, make sure you are accepted for admission. Be sure to respond to the Financial Aid Office if you will be declining any scholarships or financial aid you have been offered.

June 1
Deadline to apply for the Arkansas Academic Challenge and other state scholarships. Applications are available at www.adhe.edu.  More information can be found by calling 1-800-54-STUDY.

If your family has unusual circumstances or your financial situation has changed drastically from what you originally filed on the FAFSA, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Williams Baptist College
Financial Aid Office
PO Box 3734
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
800-722-4434
870-759-4112
Financialaid@wbcoll.edu