Valid High School Diploma Requirement

Valid High School Diploma or GED Required to Receive Financial Aid

In order to receive financial aid students must have a valid high school diploma or GED. Students who possess a high school diploma that is determined to be invalid are ineligible to receive financial aid. A diploma will be considered invalid if there is reason to believe that limited coursework was required to complete the diploma and/or a fee was charged by the agency that issued the diploma. Students who wish to receive financial aid may establish eligibility by completing one of the following requirements based on their first period of enrollment. Enrollment is defined as actively registered and attending classes.

Enrollment prior to July 1, 2012

  1. Complete GED
  2. Pass an approved ability to benefit test and earn the minimum required score
  3. Enroll and pass a minimum of six curriculum credit hours
  4. Transfer six credit hours from a previous institution 

Enrollment after July 1, 2012

  1. Complete GED

You will not be denied admission to Wake Tech, however you will not be eligible to receive financial aid until one of the above items is completed. Please contact Regina Huggins, Dean, Financial Aid & Veteran Affairs if you have questions regarding this requirement.


The following schools allow students to pay a fee and receive their high school diploma within as little as a few days with minimal instruction.

  • Adison High
  • Atlantic International Institute
  • Beach High School, Soquel, CA
  • Belford High School
  • Buffville High School
  • Columbia North High School with Capital Network
  • Continental Academy
  • Cornerstone Christian
  • Enterprise Online High School
  • First Coast Academy
  • Jefferson Online High
  • John Adams Virtual
  • Justice Fellowship International College
  • Lincoln Academy
  • Marwin High School
  • Nations High School
  • Pacific High School
  • PennFord High School
  • Southeastern High Online Florida
  • West Madison Falls High School
  • Winford High School
  • Woodfield High School