Military Students


Wayne Community College can help an Active Duty student complete the CCAF and exceed the standard on the EPR. We can assist a Veteran with a career change, or provide a degree to the spouse or dependent of an Active Duty military service member.


Curriculum Degree Programs

Our programs are designed for those who work full-time and wish to study part-time. We offer online degree programs that can be completed in only two years and accelerated 8-week courses in a traditional setting on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

  • Accelerated 8-week courses offered on base in a traditional setting.
  • Our programs are designed to accommodate the transitory nature of military life.
  • Earn a degree without sacrificing your work or family.
  • Each military student is assigned their own advisor and has access to WCC Financial Aid VA Certifying Officials.
  • We offer Recall and Deployment Assistance.

Applying To WCC

Active duty members are required to attend the Tuition Assistance briefing before meeting with the SJAFB Coordinator. The briefing will cover requirements for accessing and using your tuition benefits. To access the Tuition Assistance briefing please contact the Education Office at (919) 722-5800.

Steps to Apply for Military Students

Financial Aid

  • Active Duty: For information regarding your Tuition Assistance, contact the Education Office (919) 722-5800 and complete your Tuition Assistance briefing. Tuition Assistance does not cover books or fees.
  • Spouses: Military spouses may qualify for funding through the MyCAA program. If you have questions about the MyCAA program, contact Amy Durben at (919) 739-7090 or amdurben@goldfistpro.com.
  • Veterans: If you are planning to use Veteran’s benefits to pay for college, visit the Veteran Affairs website to learn more about the GI Bill.

You may also qualify for federal or state grants or scholarships. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at FAFSA.gov. Pell Grant priority deadlines: Fall semester – May 1, Spring semester – October 1. The Federal School Code for WCC is 008216. Please refer all questions and concerns regarding financial aid to our VA Certifying Official Elvira Simmons at elviras@goldfistpro.com.


Free CISCO Networking Academy Offering

The CISCO Networking Academy is offering military service members, veterans, and their family members the opportunity to enroll in online technology courses to explore, develop, and validate valuable IT and cyber skills. You can register for one or more self-paced courses that include:

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Linux Essentials
  • Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Packet Tracer 101
  • Get Connected

If you have an IT or computer networking career in mind, Cisco Networking Academy courses can prepare you to earn globally-recognized certifications. Visit the CISCO Networking Academy military website for more information.

 

Authors

Contacts


Molly Weyhmeller

Coordinator, SJAFB and CTAC

SJAFB Education Office & College Transfer Advising Center

(919) 739-6765

mhweyhmeller@goldfistpro.com

SJAFB Education Office & Main Campus (WLC 144B)

Elvira Simmons

Associate Director of Veteran Services

Financial Aid and Veteran Services

919-739-6739

elviras@goldfistpro.com

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