Wytheville Community College (WCC) is now open at every location for student services. Student services are available to prospective students Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Wytheville campus, Crossroads Institute in Galax, and at the Henderson (formerly Summit Center) locations. Advisors are also available after-hours by appointment, either in-person or on Zoom.
Now is also an exciting time to attend at WCC, with multiple options to attend with little or no out–of-pocket costs for tuition.
Starting July 1, 2021, WCC began offering qualified individuals, free tuition in four different in-demand areas of study as a part of the Governor’s “Get Skilled, Get a Job, and Get Ahead” (G3) initiative. This “last-dollar amount scholarship” is available to qualified students enrolled in programs in Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Skilled Trades, and Public Safety. The full list of qualifications and programs covered by the scholarship can be found online at www.wcc.vccs.edu/g3.
Some individuals who have lost their job due to COVID-19 are also eligible for free tuition and fees from the Re-Employing Virginians (REV) program. For information about the REV requirements visit online at www.wcc.vccs.edu/rev.
Since 2007, the Wythe-Bland Foundation has offered free tuition to qualified recent high school graduates in Wythe and Bland counties. The program is still available to Wythe and Bland students and will cover their tuition and fees after any applicable financial aid and other scholarships have been applied to their tuition. Students must have resided in Wythe or Bland county for at least two years prior to their high school graduation. For more information about the requirements for the Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship visit online at www.wcc.vccs.edu/wythe-bland.
Since 2017, the Twin County Community Foundation has offered a free tuition scholarship to recent high school graduates from Galax City and Carroll and Grayson counties. This program provides scholarship assistance to students enrolled in financial aid-eligible programs offered at WCC. Students must have resided in Galax City, Carroll County, or Grayson County for at least two years prior to their high school graduation, and students must have graduated with a minimum “B” average. For more information about the Twin County Community Foundation Community College Tuition Assistance Program visit online at www.wcc.vccs.edu/twin-county.
Individuals who may not qualify for the aforementioned scholarship programs may qualify for other sources of financial aid, grants, and scholarships that are available at WCC. These options may provide financial assistance with college costs. Everyone is encouraged explore all of the options available for free tuition at WCC by visiting WCC at any one of the three locations or call (276)223-4825 to schedule an appointment.
WCC continues to follow health guidelines in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, with frequent cleaning and sanitization of areas. Individuals that are fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus have the option to wear a face covering during this time. Those that may have not received their vaccine yet are encouraged to continue wearing a face covering in WCC buildings. All individuals are still encouraged to practice safe physical distancing while at WCC locations.