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Wake Tech recognizes that students may encounter special circumstances or emergencies because of the COVID-19 pandemic that affect their education. The college received Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund money under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to support eligible students with costs of attendance or emergency costs caused by the pandemic.
Students enrolled at Wake Tech in credit courses must be at the 10% point in their course(s) and attest that they are experiencing financial challenges related to the pandemic.
Non-credit students in occupational education courses also must be at the 10% point, while College and Career Readiness students are considered enrolled after completing 12 hours of instruction.
HEP students are not eligible.
If a student owes a balance to Wake Tech, the college will not deduct any costs from the emergency aid funds, but the outstanding balance will remain on his or her account.
Yes. Students enrolled in Career & College Promise (CCP) are eligible to apply for Wake Tech COVID-19 Emergency Aid funds. CCP students must attest that they are experiencing financial challenges related to the pandemic.
No. Self-supporting and community service programs do not meet the enrollment criteria for grant funds.
Yes. Even if you have received other financial assistance from Wake Tech, you are still eligible to apply. If you are awarded these funds, it will not affect your financial aid package.
A Wake Tech student is considered enrolled once they have met the 10% point in a class.
Only students who are currently enrolled in a course are eligible to receive funds. Once your course has ended, you are no longer eligible to apply.
No. If you are currently enrolled in both degree and non-degree programs, you should submit the application for degree students.
Wake Tech determines the amount of the grant by considering the information provided on the application and related documentation.
If your application for COVID-19 emergency funds is approved, you will be notified by email. Funds will be disbursed to approved financial aid students through BankMobile.
Students not receiving financial aid, including non-credit and Career & College Promise students, will receive funds by check. Checks will be sent to the mailing address you have on file with Wake Tech. It may take up to six weeks to receive payment.
No. These emergency aid funds are not part of your gross income for tax purposes. Visit the IRS website or contact the IRS for more guidance.
How you use these funds is your choice. We hope you’ll carefully consider your personal and educational expenses for your cost of attendance, so you remain on the path to completion. We cannot guarantee availability of future funds.
If you submitted your application more than two weeks ago, you may check on the status of your application by emailing [email protected]. Incomplete applications or missing documentation will delay review of your application. Applications are not reviewed when Wake Tech is closed.
Yes. If your financial situation has changed since your application was submitted, you may submit an email to [email protected].
Appeals must include the following information:
All appeals decisions will be final.
If you have special financial circumstances or your financial situation has changed because of the pandemic, such as you lost your job, a parent lost their job, your income significantly changed or you have other financial hardships, the Financial Aid Office may be able to adjust your financial aid package in consideration of your new income or other financial information that has changed. Email email@example.com for assistance.