Finish Line Grant


The Finish Line Grant awards $1,000 that can be used for tuition, child care, medical or other financial emergencies.

Qualifying events

  • Rental assistance
  • Auto repairs
  • Utility bill (water, gas or electric)
  • Purchase of course materials (i.e. books or software)
  • Internet services

Ineligible expenses

  • Rental or housing deposits, mortgage payments or property taxes
  • Purchase of a vehicle
  • Fines
  • Business start-up costs
  • Tickets, fines or other court-related expenses
  • Pet expenses


  • Up to $1,000 per student per semester
  • Must be in good academic standing as outlined by Wake Tech policies
  • Must be a current student who has completed (or is enrolled in) at least 50% of their primary course of study
  • Must have a Social Security card

How to apply?

  • Curriculum students  
  • Workforce Continuing Education students
    • Download and complete the application
    • Submit an application to [email protected]
    • Submit supporting document(s), such as invoices or bill statements, along with the application. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.
      **Documents must include account numbers and/or payee and payer info.**
    • If approved, students will register with NCWorks online. More information
    • Meet with the NCWorks Career Center advisor, and the advisor will handle the payment. Funds will not be distributed directly to the applicant.

NOTE: Documentation must be provided with the application in order to advance. Applications without signatures will not advance. Do not submit without signatures.