Once you have submitted an application to WITCC and registered in an eligible program, you can apply for financial aid. There are several categories of aid so you'll want to be sure to apply for everything you are eligible for to get what you need to attend WITCC.
- Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) any time after January 1 for classes starting fall semester. WITCC's Federal School Code is 004590.
- Scholarships are available due to the generous gifts of individuals, foundations, organizations and businesses. Once you have your MyWIT account information, you can log in at my.witcc.edu and apply for a scholarship. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us.
- Work study is another way to receive financial aid. There are a number of work study jobs in the college available to students. They vary in duties and responsibilities and are flexible to work with your class schedule. The number of hours you can work will depend on your eligibility, so contact the financial aid office for more information.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for the following Federal Aid programs. All students are encouraged to apply.
- Federal Pell Grants amounts depend on student eligibility, enrollment status and federal funding. This grant does not need to be repaid.
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are awarded to students showing exceptional financial need. The amount of the grant will vary depending on student eligibility, enrollment status and federal funding.
- Federal Stafford Direct Student Loans are available to students who complete the FAFSA and enroll at least half-time (6 credit hours per semester). See Award Letter Information tab for details
- The Federal Work-Study Program is a part-time job that is funded through the Federal Work-Study Programs. Eligibility is based on financial need. Students eligible for this program are paid monthly by check on same pay cycle as the college employees. Check my.witcc.edu for details and job openings.
- Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grants are for students who enroll in vocational programs. You must be an Iowa resident for at least 12 months prior to enrolling at WITCC to be eligible. July 1 deadline
- Iowa Grants are awarded to students who have completed their FAFSA and have an exceptional financial need. The amounts of the grants vary depending on student eligibility, enrollment status and state funding. July 1 deadline
- Apply for other Iowa grants andscholarships by completing the Iowa Common Application. Note Specific Program Deadlines
- Iowa National Guard Education Assistance Program is for members of the Iowa National Guard. Contact your individual unit for application procedures.
- All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship is a statewide need-based program to assist high-need Iowa residents.
- All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant is a statewide program assisting Iowa residents who were previously adjudicated in the Iowa foster care system.
- If you don't live in Iowa, you may still be eligible for assistance from your home state. Check with your state agency, or contact the financial aid office for assistance.
Visit our Scholarships page to view a list of our current scholarships.
Qualifying veterans with 12 semester hours or more in designated programs are eligible for full benefits from the Veterans' Administration. Six semester hours qualify you for half-time benefits and nine semester hours qualify you for three-fourths benefits. Contact the Admissions Office to apply. Contact the Veterans' Advisor for current regulations and benefit information.
Current Guard and Reserve members also qualify for education benefits. These benefits may vary for each state and branch. Please contact the education office for your unit to get information.
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