Types of Aid
WCC offers many types of financial aid programs to help meet our students’ educationally-related financial needs.
- California College Promise Grant (CCPG) formerly known as Board of Governors’ Fee Waiver (BOGFW)
- Cal Grant B and C
- Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)
- Federal Work Study
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Pell Grant
- Student Loans
- WCC Promise Award
- CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
AmeriCorps members serve more than 3,000 nonprofit institutions, public agencies, faith-based and other community organizations to help meet critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. The variety of service opportunities is almost unlimited. Members may tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, or help communities respond to disasters.
Upon completion of their service, AmeriCorps members may earn an AmeriCorps Education Award to help finance their education.
What is AmeriCorps?
California College Promise Grant (CCPG) – formerly known as Board of Governors’ Fee Waiver (BOG)
The California College Promise Grant is a state sponsored program which waives enrollment fees for qualifying students. The California College Promise Grant is available specifically for students at California community colleges. The California College Promise Grant will waive your per-unit enrollment fee (currently $46) at any community college throughout the state. To determine eligibility, students must complete a CC Promise Grant Application or must have applied for financial aid through the FAFSA or CADAA.
Cal Grants are one of the smartest ways to get cash for college. For starters, it’s money you don’t have to pay back. If you are a graduating high school senior or recent graduate who meets academic and financial eligibility requirements, submit FAFSA and GPA Verification Form by March 2 or September 2 to be able to receive a Cal Grant.
Students who have already completed 24 degree applicable or 24 transferable college units at YCCD will have their GPA automatically submitted to the California Student Aid Commission.
How to Apply. Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit GPA Verification Form for the March 2 or September 2 deadline. If you meet the income, eligibility, and GPA requirements, the cash is yours.
Cal Grant B Entitlement awards provide first-year, low-income students with an allowance of up to $1,672 for educational-related books and living expenses. If you transfer to a four-year college or university, Cal Grant B also helps pay tuition and fees in the same amount as a Cal Grant A, in addition to the approximately $1,672 living allowance. For a Cal Grant B, your coursework must be for at least one academic year.
Cal Grant C awards help pay for tuition and training costs for occupational, technical, or vocational programs. This $547 award is for books, tools and equipment. You may also receive up to an additional $2,462 for tuition at a school other than a California community college. To qualify, you must enroll in a vocational program that is at least four months long at a California community college, private college, or a career technical school. Funding is available for up to two years, depending on the length of your program.
Starting in fall 2018, the Woodland Community College Promise will pay tuition for first-time, full-time Woodland Community College students who are California residents or AB540 eligible and completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). WCC Promise is not based on financial need, and covers semester tuition up to 15 units. Student fees are paid upon eligibility confirmation; students do not receive direct cash disbursements. Eligible students may retain the WCC Promise for up to two consecutive academic years. The WCC FA Office will award the WCC Promise to eligible students upon completion of the FAFSA or CADAA.
The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. The goal of these funds is to provide student assistance with expenses related to food, housing, technology, course-related materials, health care, and child care that have arisen or increased because of the pandemic.
These grants will range between $250 and $500, based on the student’s documented financial need and the number of units in which the student is enrolled for Spring 2020.