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Vocational Student Support

The Carl D. Perkins Grant Program at WCJC is a federally funded program that provides community colleges with resources to develop and maintain programs in Career and Technical Education. 

Students majoring in an Associate of Applied Science Degree or one year certificate as listed in the WCJC course catalog may be eligible for limited financial support. To be considered, you must apply for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and receive the PELL grant through the Financial Aid Office.  

Financial assistance eligibility is based upon the student’s major, economic need, full-time status, and availability of Carl D. Perkin Vocation and Technology Grant funds

Childcare Reimbursement

Childcare is reimbursed at $15.00 per day per family.  Childcare funding cannot be awarded from another source and Perkins at the same time.  Reimbursement is made at the end of each month. Registration or supply fees are not included. The rate is subject to change. 

Transportation Reimbursement 

Mileage is reimbursed at $0.15 per mile.  The rate is subject to change. 

Book Loans 
Book loans are available to participants who qualify. Books must be returned to the Vocation Support Services office by the due date at the end of each semester. Failure to do so will result in a "hold" being placed on records which will prevent future enrollment, transfer, and/or release of transcripts.  

How to Apply 

Applications can be picked up in the Vocation Support Services office, PSC-304 or requested by email – ochoar@wcjc.edu.

To be considered for funding, students must meet all guidelines below and submit all necessary documentation.  

  • Apply for the Federal Pell Grant online or in the financial aid office. 
  • Be eligible for and receiving Pell Grant funding. 
  • Turn in a Perkins Grant application, with all required documentation. 
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA and maintain full-time (12 hours) status. 

Applications and any required documentation may be mailed directly to the following address:

Wharton County Junior College
ATTN: Rose Ochoa
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488 

or emailed to: ochoar@wcjc.edu

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