NEED $1,000?

The Finish Line Grant can be used for tuition, childcare, medical or other FINANCIAL EMERGENCIES

Examples of Qualifying Events

  • Homelessness or lack of permanent housing
  • Unexpected car repairs
  • Loss of computer, or course equipment, after initial purchase, due fire or theft
  • Utility bill (water, gas, and electric)

Ineligible Expenses

  • Internet or phone services
  • Rental or housing deposits, mortgage payments, and property taxes
  • Purchase of a vehicle
  • Fines


  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].  
  2. Career Pathways Program & Student Resources (Workforce Continuing Education)
       Download and Complete the Application.   
       Submit an application to [email protected]
  3. CAWD Finish Line Program Manager will conduct screening to determine eligibility.
  4. If approved, students will register with NCWorks Online at
  5. After, the NCWorks Career Center Advisor will handle the payment. Funds will not be distributed directly to the student.

NOTE: Documentation must be provided for all requests.
            Approval may reduce your financial aid award.