The WCJC – Fund Your Future initiative was created to help students fund their education during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Listed below you will find a range of scholarships, grants and other assistance aimed at helping students continue their education at WCJC.
WCJC's Fund Your Future resources are limited in availability for qualified students enrolling with WCJC for the Summer and Fall 2021 semesters.
Fall 2021 First-Time in College Scholarship
WCJC is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for first-time in college students enrolling for Fall 2021! All incoming first-time in college students who enroll as a full-time student will receive a $1000 scholarship, which will be applied directly to their Fall 2021 tuition and fees balance. Part-time students will receive $500 toward their tuition and fees. Learn more about the Fall 2021 First-Time in College Scholarship.
M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation First-Time-At-WCJC Scholarships
First-Time-At-WCJC students enrolled in Allied Health majors, Pre-Allied Health majors or in Emergency Medical Services courses may qualify for a $2,000 scholarship for 2021-2022. Students must reside in one of 15 specific counties – Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Colorado, Dewitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria, Waller or Wharton – or within the Needville Independent School District and be enrolling for the first time at WCJC during Fall 2021. Students who have only taken dual credit courses through WCJC are eligible for this award. The scholarship application will be open through August 13, 2021 and is available on the WCJC Scholarships webpage.
Tuition & Fee Installment Plan
For early enrollees, WCJC’s Tuition & Fee Installment Plan enables students to pay 25 percent of their tuition and fees up front, plus a $35 non-refundable enrollment fee, and then spread out the remainder of their tuition in equal monthly installments. All registered WCJC students can apply for an installment plan. The Tuition & Fee Installment Plan link has additional information.
Discounted Tuition & Fees Program
Additional assistance is being provided for WCJC students who take more than 13 hours of academic transfer courses. Under this policy, tuition and fees will be waived for any courses above the 13 credit hours. For example, an in-district student taking 19 credit hours will pay roughly $1,214 – the same amount paid by a student taking only 13 hours. Visit the Discounted Tuition & Fees Program link for more information.
Federal Direct Student Loans
Students who have a complete financial aid file at WCJC and are achieving Satisfactory Academic Progress may qualify for subsidized and/or unsubsidized student loans. See Federal Direct Student Loans for more information.
Financial Aid Special Condition Request
This request enables qualified students to receive an increased Pell Grant award and possibly additional subsidized loan funds. It’s aimed at WCJC students who have faced a reduction in household income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information on the Financial Aid Special Condition Request can be found by visiting the WCJC website or by emailing email@example.com.
Students who display exceptional financial need may be awarded a Federal Pell Grant. A Pell Grant is a form of “gift aid” that does not have to be paid back. Students enrolling for Fall 2021 must complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA and submit supporting documentation to the WCJC Financial Aid Office for eligibility consideration. See the Pell Grants link for more information.
WCJC CARES COVID-19 Emergency Relief Aid Grants
WCJC has distributed over $2 million in COVID-19 Emergency Relief Aid Grants directly to eligible part-time and full-time students. The Fall 2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP) application is available for students enrolled at WCJC for 3 or more credit hours for Fall 2021, with an "early award" option for eligible returning students. See the ARP Fall 2021 Emergency Aid Grant application for more details.
Texas Reskilling Grant
The Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program is established to support displaced Texas workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who need help to reskill or upskill to get back into the workforce and Texas students who have previously stopped out of higher education without completing a postsecondary credential. Eligible students will receive a $500 - $2500 grant for Fall 2021. Learn more about the Texas Reskilling Grant.