Q. I’m in a transfer A.A. or A.S. degree. Will I qualify for assistance?

A. Refer to the list of ETSS-eligible programs of study.

Q. What if I am in “General Education” or “Undecided” for a major-Will I qualify?

A. Those are not Technical Career majors, so you would not qualify. If, however, you determine later that you want to be in a Career and Technical Education major, do contact ETSS staff.

Q. Is there a minimum amount of credits I need to take per semester to retain my eligibility?

A. All students must take a minimum of 6 credits per semester to maintain eligibility (3 in the summer if they choose to attend summer school), and all students must be seeking degrees or certificates.

Q. How much financial assistance can I receive from the ETSS Programs?

A. That depends on which program you are in, what your needs are, and what funding is available.

Q. I am on financial aid suspension, can I still receive assistance from ETSS?

A. If you are on financial aid suspension, you are also on financial aid suspension from ETSS. If you are on financial aid probation, however, you may still receive funding if your semester and cumulative grade point averages are a C or above. For those who do have grade point averages below a C, eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Q. What kinds of support services do you offer in addition to financial assistance?

A. ETSS offers a wide variety of support services to help students overcome educational barriers and be successful in college and the workplace such as

  • Orientation to Sheridan College and ETSS
  • Help with admission, registration, and application for financial aid
  • Educational Advising, Mentoring, and Coaching
  • Career Advising
  • Referral Services
  • Workshops and Peer Support Groups
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Newsletters

Q. How do I contact you?

For more Information or to see if you qualify for ETSS, please contact ETSS Program Manager, John Sutton (307-674-6446 ext. 2833; jsutton@sheridan.edu). 


ETSS is supported by TANF Funds through the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.  As such, they and the Northern Wyoming Community College District (dba Sheridan College) do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political affiliation, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act may be referred to NWCCD’s Human Rights Officer, Cheryl Heath, VP & CFO (307) 674-6446. Inquiries also may be made to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, (303) 844-3417 or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 East 17th Avenue, Suite 510, Denver, CO 80203. This publication will be provided in an alternative format upon request.