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.
Spring 2022 First Time in College Scholarship
WCJC is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for first time in college students enrolling for Spring 2022! All incoming first time in college students who complete admission requirements will receive a $1000 scholarship, which will be applied to their Spring 2022 tuition and fees balance. Students must have a high school diploma or GED to qualify. No scholarship application is necessary.
M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation Allied Health Scholarships
Students enrolled in Allied Health majors, Pre-Allied Health majors or in Emergency Medical Services courses may qualify for a $1,000 scholarship for Spring 2022. To qualify, a student must be high school graduates or have a high school equivalency certificate and 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. The scholarship application will be open through January 21, 2022. See the M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation Scholarship Application for more details.
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. (This is the Business Office's program.)
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. (This is the Business Office's program.)
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 Spring 2022 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.