Adult Learner's Program

A little older; a little wiser; some different challenges. Our Adult Learners Program is here to help you be successful.

If you’re a little older and have children, starting college is a huge adjustment. You’re juggling work, family commitments, financial pressure and working toward your degree or certificate all at once. Whew! Wor-Wic knows it’s not easy, but it can be done and we’re here to help.

Our Adult Learners Program provides financial assistance and academic support to students selected for the program. The goal is to provide you the support you need in both your personal and academic lives to help bring you across the finish line to successful completion of your degree or certificate. Weekly financial assistance can include:

  • Child care
  • Food
  • Textbooks
  • Transportation

In addition, you’ll get one-on-one support from our Academic Advising Center twice a semester and opportunities to attend workshops that will help you succeed.

Please note that there are limits to how we can help. We provide additional support by connecting you with other sources of assistance throughout the college.


To be eligible for the Adult Learners Program you must:

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credits in a degree or certificate program
  • Be 23 years of age or older, or turn 23 during the semester you receive assistance
  • Have a child you actively parent
  • Have completed the FAFSA
  • Be in good financial standing with the college
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship
  • Agree to meet with an academic advisor at least two times per semester
  • Agree to attend at least one workshop per semester on student success
  • Not be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct


The Offices of Financial Aid and Student Development work together to process applications for the Adult Learners Program. Only a limited number of applications are accepted each semester, so application does not guarantee program acceptance. 

Once an application is received, it will be evaluated by the Offices of Financial Aid and Student Development to determine if there is other assistance that can be provided. If a student is eligible for the program, funds will be awarded through the business office in the form of direct payment to a third party (e.g., to a child care provider) or in the form of a gift card.

Students accepted into the program must be willing to participate in promotional events for the college and must be willing to have their name and image shared publicly.

How to Apply

If you have questions or concerns about your application, please contact us at

The 2022-23 Adult Learners Application will be available in July. Please watch your student email for an announcement.

Contact Us Financial Aid Office 410-334-2905
Text: 410-220-2990

Student Success Office 410-334-2993 MTC 103