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WITC Promises FREE Tuition for area High School Graduates

(10/25/2017)

A New Opportunity for High School Seniors
When: Application Open. Deadline April 13, 2018
Location: Superior, Ashland, Rice Lake and New Richmond.

The WITC Promise Scholarship, funded by the WITC Foundation, provides free college tuition for area high school graduates who meet program eligibility requirements. The WITC Promise Scholarship will pay the balance of tuition and fees for eligible students after federal and state grants are applied. Tuition will be covered up to four terms (pending eligibility requirements each term).

"The WITC Foundation Board is proud to bring free college tuition to eligible high school graduates for the third consecutive year," said WITC Foundation Board President Greg Guenard. "We're pleased that we have found a sustainable way to support this important initiative to make attending college a reality for everyone."

"The WITC Promise has made it easier for local high school graduates to earn a degree that leads to a great career," said Steve Bitzer, WITC's vice president of student affairs and WITC-Ashland's campus administrator. "It has also made earning a four-year degree a more viable option for many who wouldn't otherwise have that opportunity."

Who is eligible for the WITC Promise Scholarship?
-2018 high school, GED or home schooled graduate
-Apply for admissions to a financial aid eligible program at WITC by April 13, 2018
-Student must be a Wisconsin resident at time of application
-Complete and submit the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) by April 13, 2018
-Complete and submit WITC Promise Application by April 13, 2018
-Student must meet eligibility requirements for Federal and Wisconsin financial aid
-Complete all program admissions requirements prior to July 1, 2018
-Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,500 or lower as determined by information provided on the Free Application for Financial Aid (A student's EFC is an index number of how much financial aid the student is eligible to receive; it is not the amount of money a student will have to pay for college, nor is it the amount of student aid a student will receive.)
-Achieve minimum 2.0 GPA for senior year in high school
- Participate in a free Financial Literacy training program while enrolled at WITC
-Enroll in at least 12 credits per term (exception to minimum credit requirement may apply for certain programs)
-Complete the WITC Foundation Scholarship application for all future terms

For more information, prospective students can call 800.243.9482 and ask for an admission advisor or visit www.witc.edu/promise.

WITC is grateful to all our community partnerships. Your support of the WITC Foundation is essential to student success. For information on how to contribute, visit www.witc.edu/foundation/giving.

A nationally top-ranked college and a designated 2016 Military Friendly® School, WITC serves te educational and career needs of more than 25,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, WITC offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. WITC is a member of Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org). For more information, call 800.243.WITC or visit witc.edu. WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator.

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