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No tuition costs at WITC for eligible students

The Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Promise Scholarship, funded by the WITC Foundation, provides free college tuition for area high school graduates who meet program eligibility requirements. The WITC Promise Scholarship pays the balance of tuition and fees for eligible students after federal and state grants are applied. Tuition is covered up to four terms, pending eligibility requirements each term.

"The WITC Foundation Board is proud to bring free college tuition to eligible high school graduates for the third consecutive year," said WITC Foundation Board president Greg Guenard. "We're pleased that we have found a sustainable way to support this important initiative to make attending college a reality for everyone."

The WITC Promise has made it easier for local high school graduates to earn a degree that leads to a great career, said Steve Bitzer, WITC's vice president of student affairs and WITC-Ashland's campus administrator.

"It has also made earning a four-year degree a more viable option for many who wouldn't otherwise have that opportunity," Bitzer said.

WITC Promise Scholarship eligibility:

* Any 2018 high school, GED or home schooled graduate.

* Apply for admissions to a financial aid eligible program at WITC by April 13.

* Student must be a Wisconsin resident at time of application.

* Complete and submit the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) by April 13.

* Complete and submit WITC Promise Application by April 13.

* Student must meet eligibility requirements for federal and Wisconsin financial aid

* Complete all program admissions requirements prior to July 1.

* Have an Expected Family Contribution of $3,500 or lower as determined by information provided on the FAFSA. A student's EFC is an index number of how much financial aid the student is eligible to receive. It is not the amount of money a student will have to pay for college, nor is it the amount of student aid a student will receive.

* Achieve minimum 2.0 GPA for senior year in high school.

* Participate in a free financial literacy training program while enrolled at WITC.

* Enroll in at least 12 credits per term (exception to minimum credit requirement may apply for certain programs).

* Complete the WITC Foundation Scholarship application for all future terms.

For more information, prospective students can call 800.243.9482 and ask for an admission advisor or visit www.witc.edu/promise.

WITC is grateful to all our community partnerships. Your support of the WITC Foundation is essential to student success. For information on how to contribute, visit www.witc.edu/foundation/giving.

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