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 Spring 2021 semester.
CARES Welcome Back to WCJC Scholarship
Funds from the CARES Hispanic-Serving Institutions Grant will be used to fund Spring 2021 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for WCJC students who attended in Spring 2020, when the COVID-19 national emergency was declared, but did not enroll at WCJC in Fall 2020. To apply, visit the CARES Welcome Back to WCJC Scholarship link.
M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation Scholarships
Students enrolled in Allied Health majors, Pre-Allied Health majors or in Emergency Medical Services courses may qualify for a $1,000 scholarship. 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. Deadline for the Johnson Foundation scholarship is Jan. 15, 2021. Apply for the M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation Scholarship now.
Pioneer Restart Debt Forgiveness Program
This program offers a waiver of up to $500 for former WCJC students who left school with an outstanding balance but plan to return to the college for the Spring 2021 semester. Visit the Pioneer Restart Debt Forgiveness Program link for additional information.
Spring 2021 First-Time-at-WCJC Scholarship
This scholarship is available for incoming Spring 2021 WCJC students who have no prior enrollment in credit-hour courses at WCJC, beyond dual credit. The scholarship amount is $1,000. Apply for the Spring 2021 First-Time-at-WCJC Scholarship now.
Spring 2021 Endowment Scholarships
More than 70 endowment scholarships are available, each in varying amounts and each awarded based on donor specifications. Complete the Spring 2021 Endowment Scholarship application to see if you qualify.
Tuition & Fee Installment Plan
WCJC’s Tuition & Fee Installment Plan enables students to pay 20 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. The fixed interest rate on 2020-2021 direct student loans is a low 2.75 percent. 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.
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 must complete a 2020 – 2021 FAFSA and submit supporting documentation to the WCJC Financial Aid Office for eligibility consideration. See the Pell Grants link for more information.