Paying for Your Education

Last Updated: 9/3/2021 2:47 PM


Paying for Your Education

This page shares resources to explore that may help you learn how to pay for your education. Check them out!!!


Net Price Calculator Center

Here you will find links to colleges' net price calculators. Net price calculators help you estimate how much colleges cost after scholarships and grants. 


Federal Student Aid

The office of Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, provides federal grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school. They offer more than $150 billion each year to help millions of students pay for higher education. Visit this website to learn about your financial aid options and opportunities!



- Get My Future *Pay for School

This site shares information from the U.S. Department of Labor about financing your education with basic aid--grants, scholarships, student loans, and work-study jobs.



  • Federal Aid & Scholarships. This page shares financial aid basics, information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), federal student loans, and federal student grants. A scholarship search tool is also available to help you find scholarships for which you may be eligible.
  • HOPE & State (Georgia) Aid Programs. This page shares information about how to apply for state financial aid programs--scholarships, grants, and loans. Also available is information about other Georgia scholarships and grants including Move On When Ready (MOWR), Georgia's Tuition Equalization Grant, REACH Georgia Scholarship, Georgia's HERO Scholarship, Georgia's Public Safety Memorial Grant, and the University of North Georgia ROTC Grant and ROTC Grant for Future Officers. Information about the "Trade Five" program and scholarship is also accessible from this page. 

Technical College System of Georgia:

*Financial Aid. This page links you to information about the following financial aid opportunities:

  • HOPE & Zell Miller Grants
  • Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarship
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program
  • Veterans' Benefits
  • HOPE GED Vouchers
  • Helping Education Reservists and their Offspring (HERO) Scholarship
  • Public Safety Memorial Grant
  • Miscellaneous Scholarships


Technical College System of Georgia:

*Tuition-Free Programs in 17 In-Demand Careers. This page links you to information about 17 programs of study for which FREE TUITION is available:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Technology
  • Certified Engineer Assistant
  • Commercial Truck Driving
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Electrical Lineman Technology
  • Health Science
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Logistics/Transportation Technology
  • Movie Production Set Design
  • Practical Nursing
  • Precision Manufacturing
  • Welding and Joining Technology


Technical College System of Georgia

*Apprenticeship Programs. Resources shared on this page educate you about opportunities to earn while you are working on your education via registered apprenticeships. Occupations related to these programs are:

    • Industrial Maintenance Technician
    • Mechatronics Technician 
    • CNC Machine Tool Operator
    • Electrical Controls Technician
    • Instrumentation Technician

United States Department of Labor Guide to Registered Apprenticeships


Guide for the College-Bound Athlete--NCAA Eligibility

Many students have the talent to participate in athletics on the next level and can pay for their education that way, but there are many academic requirements that must be met in order to be eligible to participate in college sports.Check out the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility Center to learn about what you need to do to play Division I, II, and III athletics. Learn about the path you must take beginning in 9th grade to be ready for a future in college sports.  See the academic requirements for Divisions I and II below. To find the directory of NCAA Schools, click here




Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Senior Scholarship Information

This page shares scholarship information from our counselor. It includes links to local and national scholarships.


22nd Century Career Development (Search for it on Facebook.)

This resource shares scholarship resources and tips for paying for college. The owner's son is going to college debt-free because of all of the scholarships he applied for and received! Completing all of the applications was hard work, but it was worth it!!! 


GFB Foundation for Agriculture Scholarships

The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture strives to provide students with an opportunity to succeed as they study agriculture-related courses of study. There are several scholarship opportunities available to students, each with varying criteria and eligibility requirements. These scholarships are for students majoring in agriculture and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences, or a related agriculture field at University System of Georgia or Technical College System of Georgia institutions. 


Knowledge Matters Scholarship 
Knowledge Matters, Inc. consists of individuals who are passionate about technology, innovation and education and who are dedicated to inspiring today’s youth to pursue their goals and dreams. The scholarship is for high school business, marketing, personal finance and family & consumer science students currently enrolled in their junior and senior years of high school throughout the United States. This scholarship is intended to help eligible applicants defray the costs of their continuing education. The scholarship applications will be judged nationally and the winner will receive $2,000. 


The Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarships
The Tom Joyner Foundation offers several scholarships for entering and returning scholarships for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) including the Al Joyner Memorial Scholarship, Annie Lee Memorial Scholarship, Hercules Scholarship, and the Full Ride Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors. 


My College Dollars. The Get Schooled "My College Dollars" site shares thousands of scholarships. All you have to do is sign up to get customized scholarship results. The mission of Get Schooled, founded in 2010, "is to empower and engage young people and to give them the tools and inspiration to get the education they need to succeed."


College Financial Aid Advice. This website shares information about and links to scholarships available to help students pay for college. Information is shared about government funded student aid, scholarships from public or non-profit organizations, merit based scholarships, fun scholarships, athletic scholarships, ethnicity and religious based scholarships, major specific scholarships, corporate scholarships, and fellowships.

The 10 best sites to search for scholarshipsThis USA Today article shares a list of 10 websites that offer scholarship search engines for students to explore and find scholarships that fit their needs. The resource sites include the following: Peterson's, Unigo, Fastweb, Cappex, Chegg, The College Board, Niche, and several others. Check out the article to learn more. 

Good Call. This is a reputable free scholarship search engine for students. Free Scholarship Search. This free scholarship search contains a database of thousands of scholarship and grant programs offered by 2,130 unique state, corporate, and private sponsors. These represent over 1.6 million individual financial aid rewards with a total value of over 8.6 billion. Once you complete the free scholarship search, you will see a list of college scholarships for which you should be eligible and all the information you need to apply. You can change your information on the free scholarship search form and run the college scholarship search several times.



A Student's Guide to Writing a Scholarship Essay. Read this article to learn how to write an essay that gets attention!

CTAE Resources

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W-WCHS Online Career Development Center (accessible off campus)

CTAE Registration

CTAE Programs

CTAE Career Pathways, Course Descriptions, and Programs of Study

W-WCHS Work-Based Learning Program

Profiles in Hope: Life & Career Conversation Sessions--Volunteers Needed

Career Pathway-EOPA Testing Links

Career Aptitude and Interest Discovery Tools

YouScience Aptitude Assessment (accessible via the Infinite Campus SLDS portal)

Career Interests Game

Georgia's In-Demand Careers

East Central Georgia Region In-Demand Careers to 2026

Georgia's Hot Careers to 2028 

Georgia's STEM Careers to 2028

Georgia's FREE Tuition Short-Term Programs for In-Demand Careers in Georgia = HOPE Career Grant 

Georgia's High Skill, High Wage, High Demand Occupations List

Health Careers in Georgia Guide

Technical College System of Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor 

Career Exploration Tools

O-Net Online

Occupational Outlook Handbook

GPS For Success-The 16 National Career Clusters> Navigate Your Career Path to a Bright Future

Virtual Job Shadow - Career Videos  

CareerOneStop Career Videos


My Next Move - Career Exploration
  -Mi Próximo Paso - Career Exploration (in Spanish)

AgExplorer - Career Finder & Virtual Field Trips

Nursing Career Guides and Resources

Science Careers--Biotech Careers

Careers Using Math

NCDA Career Planning Sites

College Preparation

College Admission Test Prep. Resources 

Guide for the College Bound Athlete--NCAA Eligibility

Military Exploration

Military Career Exploration--U.S. Armed Forces

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Information (Georgia Futures)

Dual Enrollment Requirements for W-WCHS English 1101/1102

Paying for Your Education

Financial Aid Information and Resources

Local Adult Education Programs

Adult Education and Training Programs via Athens Tech. and Augusta Tech.


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