Finish Line Grant

Wake Tech Community College - Capital Area Workforce Development - Capital Area Finish Line / Overcome Educational Barriers

The Finish Line Grant awards $1,000 that can be used for tuition, child care, medical or other financial emergencies.

Qualifying events

  • Rental assistance
  • Auto repairs
  • Utility bill (water, gas or electric)
  • Purchase of course materials (i.e.¬†books or software)
  • Internet services

Ineligible expenses

  • Rental or housing deposits, mortgage payments or property taxes
  • Purchase of a vehicle
  • Fines
  • Business start-up costs
  • Tickets, fines or other court-related expenses
  • Pet expenses


  • Up to $1,000 per student per semester
  • Must be in good academic standing as outlined by Wake Tech policies
  • Must be a current student who has completed (or is enrolled in) at least 50% of his or her primary course of study
  • Must have a Social Security card

How to apply

Students in degree, diploma or certificate programs need to submit an online application. Call 919-866-6111 or email [email protected] if you have questions.

Anyone enrolled in a Workforce Continuing Education training program and in need of emergency assistance should email [email protected] for an application or for more information.