Wichita Promise 2018-01-11T16:22:01+00:00

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Wichita Promise is designed to increase Wichita’s skilled workforce by removing barriers that keep individuals from getting trained. It’s a scholarship program that pays tuition and fees for specific high wage, high demand jobs, provides training, credentials, certifications, personal career coaching by WATC’s Career Services department and a guaranteed interview upon completion.


  • Wichita Promise will cover the cost of tuition and fees, for eligible programs, outside of what the Pell Grant and Veteran’s Educational benefits covers for qualifying students.
  • Financial Aid and enrollment must be completed by session deadline.
  • Wichita Promise scholarship is only available for specified semester(s).
  • Wichita Promise cannot be used in conjunction with any other institutional scholarship.
  • Textbooks and tools are not covered and may be an additional expense.
  • Participation is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Must attend full time and progress through the program in the sequence provided.

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  • Individuals interested in one of the eligible programs
  • High school or GED graduates
  • U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
  • New adult student at WATC, previous JumpStart student
  • If prior concurrent high school student with WATC, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at WATC
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA during the program
  • Must meet program entry requirements
  • Other eligibility restrictions may apply. Please contact WATC for full program details.

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Program Space Is Limited


The following programs are eligible for the Technical Certificate through Wichita Promise:

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WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604
www.ncahlc.org • 800.621.7440

Students interested in this program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

Program Integrity – Gainful Employment

In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.

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Wichita Area Technical College
4004 N Webb Rd
Wichita, Kansas, 67226
Phone: 316-677-9400