Finish Line Grant

This grant awards $1000 that can be used for Tuition, Childcare, Medical or other FINANCIAL EMERGENCIES.

Qualifying Events

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

Ineligible Expenses

  • Rental or housing deposits, mortgage payments, and property taxes
  • Car payment assistance - no longer eligible, effective 12/04/19
  • Purchase of a vehicle
  • Fines
  • Business start up costs
  • Court fees or tickets; court related expenses
  • Pet expenses


  1. Up to $1,000, per student per semester
  2. Must be in good academic standing as outlined by Wake Tech Community College policies
  3. Must be a current student who has completed (or are enrolled in) at least 50% of their primary course of study
  4. Must have a Social Security card

How to Apply?

  1. Curriculum Students
       Download and Complete the Application
       Submit an application to [email protected].  

    Career Pathways Program & Student Resources (Workforce Continuing Education)
       Download and Complete the Application
       Submit an application to [email protected]
  2. Submit supporting document(s) along with application. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.

    Examples: Invoices and bill statements
    *Documents must include account numbers and/or payee and payer info.
  3. If approved, students will register with NCWorks Online at Click HERE for more information. 
  4. Meet with the NCWorks Career Center Advisor, then Career Advisor will handle the payment. Funds will not be distributed directly to the applicant.

NOTE: Documentation must be provided with the application in order to advance. 
           Applications without signatures will not advance. Do not submit without signatures.