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Financial Aid Information

Mr. Rusty Sproat
Director, Financial Aid Administrator

[email protected]

Mrs. Vanessa Cohron
Financial Aid Coordinator

 [email protected]

PHONE (660) 747-2283
FAX (660) 747-3778


August thru June
Monday thru Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

PELL Grant School Code: 014434
Direct Loan School Code: 01102600


Students applying for financial aid must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at by April 1 to meet the final deadline to be considered for eligibility.  Eligible students who apply between February 1 and April 1 will be awarded based on funding availability.  Our school code is 014434.  You must also submit your FAFSA by February 1 each year in order to meet the priority deadline for the Access Missouri Grant.  Eligible students who apply on or before February 1 are guaranteed an award. We recommend that you file your FAFSA electronically and use the IRS data retrieval process.  Schools no longer receive a paper FAFSA application.

Information from the FAFSA is used to calculate eligibility for a PELL grant.  The maximum Pell grant for 2018-2019 is $6,095.

After completing the FAFSA, if the student wants to apply for a student loan, you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling at  At the end of each program you must complete Exit Counseling if you received any Direct Loans.

Subsidized Loans are awarded based on financial need.  You will not be charged interest while you are in school.  The federal government "subsidizes" (or pays) the interest during these times.  Upon graduation interest will begin accruing

Unsubsidized Loans are not awarded based on financial needs.  Any eligible student can take out Unsubsidized Loan.  Interest is charged time the loan is disbursed, to the time the loan is repaid in full.

The maximum annual Subsidized Loan limit is $3,500.  The maximum annual Unsubsidized Loan limit for a dependent is $2,000.  The maximum annual Unsubsidized Loan limit for an independent is $6,000.  If the parent of a dependent student is denied a PLUS loan, the student is then eligible for $6,000 in Unsubsidized loans.

If you are a dependent student and your parent(s) want to apply for a PLUS Loan the parent must complete the application and complete a PLUS Loan MPN at  The PLUS Loan is a fixed rate loan available to an eligible parent of a dependent undergraduate student enrolled in a participating post-secondary school.  A PLUS Loan borrower must be creditworthy or must obtain a creditworthy endorser on the loan.  A PLUS Loan allows parents to borrow the total cost of undergraduate education including tuition, room and board, supplies, lab expenses, and travel less any other aid.  If the loan disbursement amount exceeds your child's school charges, the school will pay you the remaining balance of the disbursement directly by check.  In some cases, with your permission, the school may disburse some of the PLUS Loan money directly to the student.  The yearly limit on a PLUS Loan is equal to your cost of attendance minus any other financial aid the student will receive. Interest is charged on Direct PLUS Loans during all periods, beginning on the date of your loan's first disbursement.

If you take out any private loans you must notify the Financial Aid office.

For more information regarding financial aid for Warrensburg Area Career Center please contact Vanessa Cohron at (660) 747-2283 or  [email protected]

WACC Practical Nursing Pass Rates

2014 - 2015   96%
2015 - 2016   91%
2016 - 2017 100%

WACC Class CA - Hairdressing and Manicuring Pass Rates

2014 - 2015 100%
2015 - 2016 100%
2016 - 2017    80%


Warrensburg Area Career Center has an explicit code of conduct that prohibits any conflict of interest during the financial aid application process and processing of the award package. Defined duties of employees and administrators involved in financial aid coordination allow for a system of checks and balances that prevent conflicts of interest with regard to loan and grant processing.