Workforce Education Services strives to support students with financial education and coaching. Funding programs are available to eligible students. Contact a Navigator to discuss your eligibility.

Worker Retraining

Worker Retraining is a program that can assist eligible students who are enrolled in Career and Academic Preparation courses or professional-technical programs. Support can be funding for tuition, fees, books and tools, educational advising and planning, or job search assistance. Navigators will assist in locating additional funding for training and act as liaisons to other agencies and funding sources.

Magdalena Moulton
Educational & Career Navigator
509.524.4790
[email protected]

Basic Food Employment & Training (BFE&T)

BFE&T provides access and services to Basic Food recipients in Washington State. Services include education and job skills training, support services such as Working Connection Child Care subsidy, as well as job search assistance.

Enrolling in BFE&T allows you to maintain your Basic Food Assistance while you attend school, even if you are not able to meet the federal 20-hour per week work requirements.

Gwendolyn Dentinger
Educational & Career Navigator – Perkins & BFET
509.524.5189
[email protected]
Magdalena Moulton
Educational & Career Navigator
509.527.4790
[email protected]

Opportunity Grant

The Opportunity Grant offers financial and educational assistance to low income adults in high demand career pathways.

Holly Cranston
Opportunity Grant Coordinator
509.524.5191
[email protected]

WorkFirst

WorkFirst is Washington’s temporary cash assistance (TANF) program for low-income families. The goal of the WorkFirst program is to help TANF recipients build a pathway that can lead them out of poverty and toward economic security. WorkFirst assists low-income parents in gaining skills necessary to compete in today’s labor market in order to obtain self-sufficiency through living wage employment.

Magdalena Moulton
Educational & Career Navigator
509.527.4790
[email protected]

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid at Walla Walla Community College accepts applications from all students requesting assistance to pay for college expenses. The college offers financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and employment.

Scholarships

Scholarships, like grants, are funds that do not require repayment. Funds for scholarships come from various sources ranging from WWCC to numerous organizations, both private and public. Awards are based on academic performance, potential to benefit, and in some cases, financial need. Many scholarships are designed for students in specific fields of study.