DRIVER EDUCATION TUITION ASSISTANCE

2022-2023 Driver Education Tuition Assistance Application

Wor-Wic Community College offers the “36 Hour MVA Driver Education Course” at a reduced tuition rate for eligible students. Application instructions and criteria for eligibility are noted below. Driver Education Tuition Assistance is contingent upon the availability of funds and space available in the course.

Criteria for Eligibility

  1. Student must be a legal resident of Wicomico, Worcester or Somerset County
  2. Student must be 16 years of age or older at time of registration and have a valid learner’s permit
  3. Student must demonstrate financial need
  4. Student may not receive driver education tuition assistance more than one time
  5. Students must not have an outstanding financial balance at Wor-Wic Community College
  6. 2022-2023 Driver Education Tuition Assistance Application is for courses starting between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Checklist of Documents Needed to Complete the Application (all documents must be uploaded in either .pdf, .png, or .jpg format)
Dependent Students: Students are considered to be “dependent” if they are under the age of 24 unless they are married; have a biological child/children whom they provide over 50% of the financial support for; are active duty in the military; or are able to provide documentation to support a special circumstance.

  • Student 2020 federal 1040 tax documents or 2020 proof of non-filing. Students who filed taxes in 2020 will be required to provide either a signed copy of their 20202 federal 1040 tax return or a 2020 1040 tax transcript. Students who did not file will be required to submit a 2020 non-filing status letter AND 2020 wage and income transcripts.
  • Parent(s) 2020 federal 1040 tax documents (if parents are married and filed separately you will need a copy of both tax returns) or 2020 proof of non-filing. If parent(s) filed taxes in 2020 they will be required to provide either a signed copy of their 2020 federal 1040 tax return or a 2020 1040 tax transcript. If parent(s) did not file, they will be required to submit a 2020 non-filing status letter AND 2020 wage and income transcript.
  • Proof of special circumstance if under the age of 24 and unable to provide parent information.

Independent Students

  • Student 2020 federal 1040 tax documents or 2020 proof of non-filing. Students who filed taxes in 2020 will be required to provide either a signed copy of their 2020 federal 1040 tax return or a 2020 1040 tax transcript. Students who did not file will be required to submit a 2020 non-filing status letter AND 2020 wage and income transcript.
  • Spouse 2020 federal 1040 tax documents for spouse (if married and did not file a joint tax return) or 2020 proof of non-filing. If spouse filed taxes in 2020, they will be required to provide either a signed copy of their 2020 federal 1040 tax return or a 2020 1040 tax transcript. If spouse did not file, they will be required to submit a 2020 non-filing status letter AND 2020 wage and income transcript.

Tax Documents

  • If submitting a copy of the student and/or parent federal 1040 tax return, the return must be signed by the tax filer(s).
  • Tax return transcripts and verification of non-filing status letters can be requested online by visiting the IRS website at www.irs.gov and clicking on “Get Your Tax Record.” Using the IRS’ website, you can choose to get the transcript online or by mail. If you chose to request the transcript online, you will need to create an account if you have not done so already.
  • A tax transcript can also be sent by mail at the request of the taxpayer by calling 1-800-908-9946. Please allow up to ten business days to receive the documents by mail.
  • If you are not able to request the documents online, an appointment can be scheduled at your local IRS office by calling 1-844-545-5640. The IRS does not provide this on a walk-in basis.
  • If you are unable to obtain a copy of the 1040 tax transcript as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic please reach out to the scholarship coordinator directly.

Award Notifications

  • An eligibility determination email will be sent to the student email account. If awarded, the student must accept the award offer and complete the post-acceptance questionnaire.

Award Amounts

  • Tuition assistance amounts will vary dependent on eligibility criteria including, but not limited to: financial need, availability of funding at time of application, and availability of funding at time of enrollment.
  • Driver Education Tuition assistance awards vary from $50 to $250.

Expectations of Recipients

  1. Pay any portion of the tuition and fees not covered by tuition assistance at the time of registration.
  2. Due to limited tuition assistance funds, students who are awarded assistance are required to register for a driver education course within 30 days of tuition assistance approval.
  3. Attend and participate in all classroom sessions and complete the required 6-hours behind the wheel with qualified instructor.

Additional Information

  • Tuition assistance is awarded on a first come, first served basis. There are limited funds available. The Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) Division and Financial Aid Office at Wor-Wic reserve the right to collect additional information to determine eligibility for scholarship funds if necessary.
  • In order to be considered for funding, students must complete the online application at least two weeks prior to the start of the course(s) that they wish to take. This includes uploading all required documents. Please review the application carefully. Any missing documentation will result in your application not being processed.
  • Students must provide the CEWD Division with a copy of their learner’s permit at time of enrollment.

Incomplete applications will not be processed. Do not submit the application unless ALL required documentation, including student (and spouse, if married) and parent (if dependent) tax documentation is attached. Be sure to review the application before submitting to make sure all documents are included.

Questions?

  • Questions related to the program, courses, registration, or payment should be directed to the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division at training@worwic.edu or 410-334-2815.
  • Questions related to the scholarship application can be directed to Ellie Soulis, Scholarship Coordinator, at esoulis@worwic.edu or 410-334-2978.

Award
$50 - $250
Deadline
06/16/2023