CEWD TUITION ASSISTANCE

2022-2023 Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) Tuition Assistance

Wor-Wic Community College is proud to offer several opportunities to support eligible continuing education and workforce development students. Tuition assistance opportunities include the Career Training Scholarship, Gladys Martha Allen Scholarship, Marilyn Baker Scholarship, Stephen Capelli Scholarship, Herb and Anne Fincher Scholarship, Support for Workforce Development Students Scholarship, and Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship, in addition to a variety of other funding options. Tuition assistance provides funding towards the cost of tuition and fees for courses (or series of courses) leading to employment. Tuition assistance amounts will vary dependent upon eligibility and course costs. Any portion of the tuition and fees that are not covered by tuition assistance, will be the student’s responsibility. Any other expenses (e.g. books, exam fees, uniforms, etc.) that are associated with the course(s) will be the responsibility of the student.

Courses Eligible for Funding – Applicants MUST provide the course and course start date on the application.

  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration: Introduction
  • CDL – Class A
  • CDL – Class B
  • Certified Nursing Assistant I, II and Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Child Care I, II and Communication Skills
  • College Prep ESL: Reading for Speakers of Other Languages (ENG 081), Grammar and Writing Skills for Speakers of Other Languages (ENG 082), and Listening and Speaking Skills for Speakers of Other Languages (ENG 083)
  • COMP TIA A+ (online)
  • Dental Assisting – Introduction, Radiology for Dental Assistants
  • Electrical Wiring Technician: Introduction and Electricity, Electrical Schematics and Troubleshooting: Introduction
  • Medical Coding and Billing
  • MIG/TIG and Arc Welding Introduction and Intermediate (must take both as part of scholarship)
  • Personal Trainer National Certification
  • Pharmacy Technician (online)
  • Phlebotomy I, II, III, Phlebotomy Skills Review and American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) Certification Exam
  • Radiography Computed Tomography
  • UAS (Drone) FAA Remote Pilot Certification Prep and Flight Training
  • Veterinary Assistant Training and Veterinary Assistant Clinical Practicum (online and on-site)
  • Click here to view the full list of eligible courses or here to view course information, including course start dates.

Criteria for Eligibility

  1. Applicant must be least 18 years of age at the time of application;
  2. Applicant must be a Wicomico, Worcester or Somerset County resident (provide Driver License or State ID to prove residency);
  3. Applicant must be in good financial and disciplinary standing with Wor-Wic Community College;
  4. Applicant must have financial need; and
  5. Preference will be given to those who have not received CEWD tuition assistance before

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 OR have a biological child/children whom they provide over 50% of the financial support for OR 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 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 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.

ALL Applicants

  • Proof of Maryland residency (state or federal tax returns from the most recent filing year; lease or rental agreement/property title; valid Maryland Driver’s License; vehicle registration/title; or voter registration card)
  • Copy of Maryland high school diploma OR proof of active duty military status stationed in Maryland (only required for non-Maryland residents)
  • Proof of citizenship – US birth certificate; Maryland Enhanced Driver’s License or Identification Card; Permanent Resident Card; Certificate of Naturalization; Certificate of Citizenship; US Passport or Passport Card; I-94 Arrival-Departure Record showing status as a Refugee, Asylum Granted, Cuban-Haitian Entrant, Conditional Entrant (if issued before April 1, 1980), Indefinite Parole, or Humanitarian Parole; or Citizenship documentation for the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau). Students who are requesting funding for a College Prep ESL courses are not required to submit proof of citizenship.

Tax Documents

  • If submitting an original 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 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.
  • Students are NOT required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from in order to receive CEWD tuition assistance, though students who have submitted a 2022-2023 FAFSA and have been awarded financial aid at Wor-Wic are not required to submit tax documents. Instead, the student will be given an option to submit a copy of their 2022-2023 Financial Aid Offer Letter. To print the Offer Letter, students may login to their myWor-Wic Account > My Student Experience > Financial Aid > 2022-2023 Offer Letter.

Award Notifications
An eligibility determination email will be sent to the student email account. If awarded, the student must accept the award offer, submit a signed letter of appreciation addressed to the scholarship donor (if required), and complete the post-acceptance questionnaire.

Letter of Appreciation
Some funding sources require tuition assistant recipients to provide a signed letter of appreciation addressed to the scholarship donor. The award notification email will provide additional instructions.

Award Amounts
Tuition assistance award amounts will vary dependent on eligibility criteria including, but not limited to: financial need, residency status, program of study, and availability of funding at time of application.

Expectations of Recipients

  1. Complete the acceptance process
  2. Complete any pre-registration course requirements, if required.
  3. Pay the tuition and fees not covered by the tuition assistance or make a deferred payment arrangement for the balance due (deferred payment not available for CDL courses, online courses, or clinical courses);
  4. Successfully pass each course in the series in order to continue to receive funding for the next course.

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 at Wor-Wic reserves the right to collect additional information to determine eligibility for tuition assistance.
  • 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 financial documentation and Maryland resident and US Citizen documentation. Please review the application carefully. Any missing documentation will result in your application not being processed.
  • Diagnostic testing may be required for certain courses. A referral form can be obtained from the CEWD Department in Fulton-Owen Hall (FOH) room 102.
  • Students who wish to enroll in CDL, College Prep ESL courses, Certified Nursing Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Medical Coding and Billing, Personal Trainer, Phlebotomy, and Veterinary Assistant are required to complete an Enrollment Coaching session as part of the enrollment process.
  • Some courses have additional requirements that must be completed before registration and the release of scholarship funds. A criminal record check could be required prior to the award if it is important for clinical placement and/or employment.
  • Award amounts are subject to change.

Deadline
Students will have 10 days from the date that the tuition assistance offer email is sent to accept the offer, submit a signed letter of appreciation addressed to the scholarship donor, and complete the post-acceptance questionnaire.

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

Questions?

  • Questions related to the courses, registration, or payment should be directed to Amanda Brooks, Director of CEWD Operations, at abrooks@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
Varies
Deadline
06/16/2023