Financial and Work-Related Assistance

Apprenticeships offer students valuable opportunities for employment in their career fields while pursuing their education at Wake Tech. Students sign an apprenticeship agreement with an employer sponsor. Their tuition is paid either by the employer sponsor or by funds available through  ApprenticeshipNC. More information about specific department apprenticeships will be available Fall 2020.  To learn more, visit Frequently Asked Questions or Federal Apprenticeship .

Financial Aid is available in several formats for students who qualify. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for financial assistance at least six weeks before the semester or term begins. A student intending to begin the fall semester (August) should begin the application process no later than April 10. A student intending to begin spring semester (January) should begin no later than October 15. Financial aid applications are processed only when all paperwork has been submitted, and the process takes at least four weeks to complete.  

Scholarships opportunities are described on the Wake Tech Foundation website.

Sponsorships are arranged through direct company contact and approval; agreements usually specify a work-period obligation following graduation. 

Student Advocacy and Support (SAS) is a resource for students having difficulties with housing, child care, health insurance, legal issues, financial issues, or transportation. 

Work-Based Learning (WBL) offers opportunities for eligible students to gain work experience in their career fields and earn course credits at the same time.  Most BEST degrees offer WBL as elective credit. Typically, only students in Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree programs have Work-Based Learning options, but there are some exceptions. Students should talk with their advisors about the best time to pursue work-based learning.  
Eligibility criteria and approved programs