Types of Financial Aid

Wor-Wic offers many financial aid options. Learn how to apply for what you need to fund your education.

There are many options to help you fund your education. They take a little bit of time and effort on your part, and we'll do the rest. Remember that all options for financial aid start with completion of the FAFSA. For more information on how to complete it, visit our Financial Aid & Scholarships page.

Maryland state grants and scholarships require the FAFSA, but you also have to apply through the Maryland Higher Education Commission on MDCAPS. More information on state grants and scholarships is below.

Want to work at Wor-Wic to help fund your education? If your eligible, the federal work-study program may provide you financial assistance for working with us during the school year. It starts by completing the FAFSA, and please let Lori Smoot, Director of Career Services, at 410-334-2898 or lsmoot@worwic.edu know you are interested.  

Finally, we have our own scholarships provided by local funders and the Wor-Wic Community College Foundation. Our scholarships require the FAFSA and completion of our scholarship application in Academic Works.

Explore the types of aid we offer below, and contact our financial aid office for assistance.

Federal Pell Grant
  • Awarded to undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need and who have not earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree
  • Annual award maximum for 2018-19 is $6,095
  • Lifetime eligibility is limited to 12 full-time semesters or the equivalent
Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant
  • Awarded to undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need and who have not earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree
  • Federal Pell grant recipients receive priority
  • Annual award maximum for 2018-19 is $4,000
Federal Work-Study Program
  • Provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students who are enrolled in college and have financial need 
  • For more information, visit Career Services Federal Work Study Program.
Federal Direct Loan Program
  • Direct Subsidized Loans
    • Loans made to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need to help cover the costs of higher education
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans
    • Loans made to eligible undergraduate students, but the student does not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible
  • Direct PLUS Loans
    • Loans made to parents of dependent undergraduate students to help pay for educational expenses not covered by other financial aid
Institutional Scholarships
  • Need-based
    • Scholarships based on financial need available to students through funding provided by individuals, businesses, and organizations associated with the college or the college’s foundation
    • Scholarship applications are submitted through Academic Works
    • Applications are accepted from May 1 through July 15 for the fall term and October 1 through January 1 for the spring term
  • Merit-based
    • Scholarships based on scholastic achievement available to students through funding provided by individuals, businesses, and organizations associated with the college or the college’s foundation.
    • Scholarship applications are submitted through Academic Works
    • Applications are accepted from May 1 through July 15 for the fall term and October 1 through January 1 for the spring term
  • Continuing Education
    • Scholarships based on financial need (as determined by the institution using tax documentation) available to students through funding provided by individuals, businesses, and organizations associated with the college or the college’s foundation
    • Scholarship applications are submitted through Academic Works
    • Applications are accepted throughout the year, though funding is limited and awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis
Contact Us Financial Aid Office 410-334-2905 financialaid@worwic.edu
Text: 410-220-2990

Cashier's Office Brunkhorst Hall Room 108 410-334-2923
410-334-2924
cashier@worwic.edu Monday-Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.