Wyoming Works Grant

Wyoming Works is a state grant program and resources targeted at adult students to advance their skills in areas that lead to secure employment.

Award amounts vary, up to $1680 per student per semester. Space and grant funding is limited. Funding is only guaranteed for one year.

To apply for the Wyoming Works Grant:

  • What do you want to study? Review the lists of degree and non-credit programs available for this grant.
  • Review the eligibility criteria.
  • Depending on whether you are interested in a degree program or noncredit program, follow the related 3-step application process outlined at the bottom of this page.

To transfer your Wyoming Works Grant at Casper College to another institution:

A Wyoming Works transfer transcript is required to transfer the grant. Request Wyoming Works Grant transfer to another institution.

Degree programs:

  1. Addiction Studies AS, Certificate
  2. Agribusiness AAS
  3. Auto Body Repair Technology AAS, Certificate
  4. Automotive Technology AAS, Certificate
  5. Bookkeeping AAS, Certificate
  6. Computer Science AS
  7. Construction Management AS
  8. Construction Technology AAS, Certificate
  9. Criminal Justice AAS
  10. Cybersecurity AS, AAS, Certificate
  11. Diesel Power Technology AAS, Certificate
  12. Electrical Apprenticeship Certificate
  13. Electronics Technology AAS
  14. Engineering Technology & Design AAS
  15. Hospitality & Tourism Management AAS
  16. Leadership & Organizational Management AAS
  17. Machine Tool Technology AAS, Certificate
  18. Manufacturing & Automation Technology AAS, Certificate
  19. Medical Laboratory Technician AS *
  20. Occupational Therapy Assistant AS *
  21. Paralegal AA, Certificate
  22. Paramedic Technology AS *
  23. Pharmacy Technology AS *
  24. Radiography AS *
  25. Respiratory Therapy AS *
  26. Software Application & Support AAS, Certificate
  27. Web Design AAS, Certificate
  28. Welding Technology AAS, Certificate

* Additional program application and acceptance required.

Non-credit programs:

  1. Activities Professional
  2. Asbestos Abatement Contractor Supervisor
  3. ASSE Backflow Assembly Tester
  4. ASSE Backflow Recertification
  5. ASSE Backflow Retest
  6. Certified Nursing Assistant
  7. Certified Nursing Assistant II Medication Technician
  8. Child Development Associate
  9. Cisco Certifications
  10. Clinical Medical Assistant
  11. CompTIA Certifications
  12. CPC Medical Billing and Coding
  13. Dental Assistant Program
  14. HVAC Beginners
  15. HVAC Intermediate
  16. Lead Paint (RRP)
  17. LPN Refresher
  18. Microsoft Certification
  19. MSHA 8-Hour Annual Refresher
  20. MSHA 24-Hour New Miner
  21. OSHA 30-Hour Construction
  22. OSHA 30-Hour General Industry
  23. OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Paralegal Studies
  24. Project Management
  25. RN Refresher
  26. SHRM Certified Professional or Professional of Human Resources

Who is eligible for a Wyoming Works grant?

  • Must complete the FAFSA form, showing financial need.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident who meets the definition of an eligible noncitizen under federal financial aid requirements.
  • Must be a Wyoming resident.
  • As required, must be registered with the selective service.
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Must be a new program participant starting fall 2019 or later.
  • Must maintain continuous enrollment in an eligible program.
  • A student may transfer from one approved program to another while maintaining continuous enrollment at a Wyoming Community College, or transfer to another Wyoming community college and enroll in an approved program at the transfer institution immediately after transfer.

Who is not eligible for a Wyoming Works grant?

  • Cannot be currently receiving or eligible to receive the Hathaway Scholarship.
  • Cannot be currently in default on a federal Title IV education loan.
  • Cannot owe a refund under a federal Title IV student financial aid program or a subsequently enacted similar federal student financial aid program, or a student financial aid program administered through the State of Wyoming.
  • Anyone enrolled in high school.

Application process for degree programs

1.

Apply to Casper College

as a degree-seeking student

2.

File your FAFSA

Casper College School Code: 003928

3.

Apply for Wyoming Works

Application process for noncredit programs

1.

Apply to Casper College

as a nondegree student

2.

File your FAFSA

Casper College School Code: 003928

3.

Apply for Wyoming Works

About Wyoming Works

The Wyoming Works Program began as Senate File 122 (SF122) in Wyoming’s 65th Legislature. After passing both the House and Senate in February 2019, it was signed by Governor Gordon as Senate Enrolled Act 78 (SEA78). The legislation includes a $5 million appropriation; $3 million of which will be used for individual student grants, and the balance will support program development.  Allocation details will be managed by the Wyoming Community College Commission, as these monies will be distributed among all seven Wyoming community colleges.

Note: Additional programs, which will also qualify for Wyoming Works grants, are under development. Please check back or inquire with Enrollment Services regarding new programs.