CARES Act Student Grant Funding

The top priority at Waukesha County Technical College is the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and the community. WCTC recognizes the impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had on our community. If you have been negatively impacted by the campus disruption due to COVID-19 and have a need in one or more of the following areas, the College may be able to provide financial support.

View the latest emergency grant reporting information.


If you are a WCTC student who has or is eligible to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and whose courses were disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible to receive a relief grant. You must be enrolled in and attending classes during the current semester to apply.

Due to federal guidelines, the following students are not eligible to request funding:

  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • Adult basic education
  • Contract training
  • Continuing education
  • Dual Enrollment Academy

If you have applied and received the CARES Act Grant for the spring 2021 semester, you are not eligible to apply again.

Payment Information

To expedite any potential payment, sign up now for direct deposit to your bank account. Visit the Student Account Center on MyWCTC, then choose "My Profile," then "Electronic Refunds." WCTC will still process these payments according to our regular schedule.

If you choose not to sign up for direct deposit, we will continue issuing paper checks, sent to the address listed on your application via USPS, when necessary. Questions? Contact

COVID-19 Student Impact Request Form

Student Information
Provide your WCTC EMAIL ADDRESS. Using a personal email address will invalidate your application.
Areas of Need
I have new financial expenses due to the disruption of COVID-19 on normal campus operations. I need resources to help pay for: (Please select all that apply)
CARES Act Funding Eligibility

Only students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), may receive emergency financial aid grants. Students must submit a 2020-21 FAFSA to determine eligibility. Please note that students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen
  • Have a valid social security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of Palau)
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if male (you must register between the ages of 18-25)
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible WCTC degree or technical diploma program
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan
  • Not owe money on a federal student grant
Have you completed a 2020-21 FAFSA?
There is still time to complete the 2020-21 FAFSA. Visit to start the process. If you have questions about the FAFSA process, email
You must be enrolled in and attending on-campus or hybrid classes during the current semester to apply. Are you enrolled in in-person or hybrid class(es) for the spring 2021 semester?


Questions? Contact