Finish Line Grant Is Now Available

On July 12th, 2018, Governor Cooper announced the Finish Line Grant program, which helps students complete their education when facing unforeseen challenges.  In partnership with Capital Area Workforce Development, Wake Tech students who have completed at least 75% of their program of study and are in good academic standing can apply for the grant. Approval is subject to eligibility and the availability of funds.


  • 50% of degree, certificate or diploma program completed (Curriculum and Continuing Educations students are eligible)
  • Must be in good academic standing- minimum 2.0 GPA
  • 18 years or older
  • US Citizen or authorization to work in the United States
  • Male students must be compliant with selective services requirements
  • There is a limit of one emergency grant award, up to $1,000, per student per Program Year (July 1 – June 30).

Examples of Qualifying Events:

  • Sudden, unexpected homelessness or lack of permanent housing, due to a natural disaster, fire, or documented roommate dispute resulting in a need for short-term emergency housing
  • Eviction/foreclosure due to unexpected loss of income
  • Sudden lack of transportation due to a car accident or unexpected mechanical problems.
  • Loss of books, computer, or course supplies/equipment, after the initial purchase, due to natural disaster, fire, or theft
  • Financial emergency preventing the payment of a utility bill (water, gas, and electric)

Next Steps:

  1. Requests must be submitted to the Student Advocacy & Support Office (Curriculum) or Career Pathways Program (Continuing Education) at Wake Tech. Visit to schedule an appointment for preliminary screening.
  2. If screening is approved, Wake Tech will submit the preliminary application to Capital Area Workforce Development.
  3. The student should register with NCWorks Online. The website is
  4. Capital Area Work Force Development will conduct a secondary screening
  5. If approved, students will be contacted to schedule an appointment for WIOA enrollment with an NCWorks Career Center Advisor
  6. After enrollment, the NCWorks Career Center Advisor will handle payment. Funds will not be distributed directly to the student, but to the entity providing the service for the student.

Schedule an appointment for Preliminary Screening

Curriculum Students

Curriculum students on Southern Wake, Northern Wake, and RTP Campus may schedule an appointment with Student Advocacy & Support at   For an appointment on Perry Health Science Campus, Public Safety and Western Wake, students may email [email protected] or the first point of contact:  

Campus Name Department Office Location
Southern Wake Chasity Donaldson
Student Advocacy & Support

Monday & Tuesday
Building L – 137D

Scott Northern Wake Chasity Donaldson
Student Advocacy & Support

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Building B – 156

Western Wake and PSEC Kimberly Smalls-McDougal
Advising MILL – 257
Perry Health Science Tiffany Cogdell
Financial Aid HA – 104
RTP Terry Lynch
Financial Aid RT1 – 105D

Workforce Continuing Education Students

Contact Career Pathways and Student Resources at [email protected], or call 919-866-5853.