CARES Wyoming Grants

You can still move forward thanks to a new Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act fund. All funds are for the fall 2020 semester only, so act fast!

Did you know…

Grants are need-based allotments of money that do not have to be repaid.

​Congress allocated $1.25 billion to Wyoming as part of the CARES Act; and the state legislature passed new laws guiding how that money can be spent, including helping those who could benefit the most from further job training or college education.

  1. CARES Wyoming Adult Grant: If you are between the ages of 25 and 64, and are unemployed or underemployed as a result of circumstances related to COVID-19, you may eligible for a grant to help pay for your education.
  2. CARES Wyoming College Grant: If you are a student impacted by circumstances related to COVID-19, you may be eligible for financial assistance to help pay for housing and meals through this grant.

Wyoming’s community colleges are spread throughout the state and available to help you explore the many opportunities they have to offer, so act now.

CARES Wyoming College Grant

For in-state or out-of-state U.S. citizens who are current or new students.

  • This aid will fill gaps in funding after other available funding is used, including PELL and other sources of financial aid that do not cover the full cost of attendance.
  • Full-time students will receive funding toward housing and meals for fall semester, while part-time students will receive a prorated amount according to the number of enrolled credit hours.
  • Funding is permitted for credit certificate or degree programs enrolled in courses starting before December 31, 2020.
  • Applicants will be asked to complete the FAFSA.

 

CARES Wyoming Adult Grant

For those Wyoming residents ages 25-64 that are unemployed or underemployed as a result of circumstances related to COVID-19.

  • This aid will fill gaps in funding after other available funding is used, including PELL and other sources of financial aid that do not cover the full cost of attendance.
  • This aid will allow a student to cover costs related to the total cost of attendance, which includes tuition and mandatory student fees, course fees, transportation, housing, sustenance, books, and child care.
  • Funding is permitted for credit certificate or degree programs enrolled in courses starting before December 31, 2020.
  • Grants are limited to no more than $2,500 per student up to the total cost of attendance for full-time attendance for fall 2020.
  • Applicants will be asked to complete the FAFSA.

 

Application process for either/both grants:

1.

Apply to Casper College

If you are enrolled for fall 2020, then you have already completed this step

2.

File your FAFSA

Casper College School Code: 003928

3.

Apply for the grant(s)

Log in to Classlink to access the grant application forms