News & EventsMonday, October 20, 2014
Filed under: finances
Last winter, for the first time the WCC Foundation couldn’t offer scholarships to all qualified WCC students who applied. Over 500 WCC students depend on Foundation scholarships to continue their education each semester. Times are tough for a lot of people, but many WCC faculty and staff realize how lucky they are to have jobs here and give to students who need a little help. They are some of the most generous supporters of the Foundation. Last year, 127 WCC employees gave money to the Foundation.
Students enrolling for the first time at WCC the Winter 2010 Semester are the first to take advantage of a new student ID card making its debut in January.
Anticipating another semester of high enrollment, WCC is taking steps to prevent a frantic, last-minute rush to complete paperwork and sign up for classes right before Winter Semester begins on Jan. 11, 2010. These steps include several new deadlines and procedure changes.
Need help paying for child care while you attend classes this fall? WCC’s Student Resource and Women’s Center offers child care scholarships that cover part of the cost for on-campus or off-campus care.
Haven’t applied yet for financial aid for Fall Semester at WCC? There’s no need to panic. “It really isn’t too late to apply,” said Lori Trapp, director of Financial Aid.
Liz Orbits, manager of WCC’s Student Resource and Women’s Center, sees women all the time who want to get a college degree but face obstacles. They may be single parents, lack transportation, or have no female role models to look to for guidance. That’s why she and 250 others gathered at the Morris Lawrence building May 12 for the 12th Annual Women’s Council Luncheon. It’s an annual fundraising event for the WCC Foundation that celebrates the power of female leadership while raising money for women’s scholarships.
How often do you see the direct results of your donation? Or get a chance to shake the hand of the person whose life you changed? At the Annual Scholarship Luncheon hosted by the WCC Foundation on April 17, donors and scholarship recipients got a chance to do just that. With over 150 guests, the room was full of heartwarming stories, well-wishers, and a sense that WCC was the place that makes great things happen.
Washtenaw County residents who are 65 or over can take basic computer classes for free at Washtenaw Community College.
This fall Washtenaw Community College students will pay a little more for their credit classes. The Board of Trustees voted March 24 to increase tuition by $3 per credit hour. That means a full-time student taking 12 credit hours will pay $36 more per semester than last year.
High school seniors in Washtenaw County can apply for two different scholarships that will pay their full tuition at Washtenaw Community College. The application deadline for the scholarships, which were established for students from Washtenaw County, is May 1, 2009.
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