Financial Emergencies for Community College Students: Finish Line Grant Update

The Finish Line Grant, a special initiative by the Governor designed to assist community college students facing financial emergencies, recently completed its third year and moved into year four.

During year three, the Finish Line Grant assisted 47 community college students attending Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute, Mayland Community College, and Wilkes Community College, with over 100 financial emergencies. Funding continues to assist students who are at least 50% through their training and in good standing, with unexpected emergencies such as car repairs, job loss, etc. These students may be eligible for financial support to cross the finish line to complete their training program and earn a credential. Referrals for the Finish Line Grant can be made at the local community college or NCWorks Career Center.