CARES Grants

New and current Northern Wyoming Community College District students can now apply for additional funding recently announced by Gov. Mark Gordon to pay for college. Created with federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding, the Adult Education Grant Program and the CARES Wyoming College Grant Program provides $57.5 million dollars in aid to students attending Wyoming colleges for Fall 2020.

Grant funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and, if received, will be taken into consideration with a student’s complete financial aid package. To be eligible for funding, a student must be a U.S. citizen.

Students may be eligible and apply for both grant programs.

Adult Education Grant Program

Must be a Wyoming resident between the ages of 25 to 64

Must be unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19


Receive up to $2,500

CARES Wyoming College Grant Program

Funding is for living expenses such as housing costs and food.

No age specifications

Available to students living on or off campus


Receive up to $5,162

Grant amounts are determined by cost of attendance. This may reduce your student loan amount.

Students must be degree-seeking and enrolled in at least 6 credits for Fall 2020.

If you have any questions please call the Financial Aid office for Sheridan College at 307.675.0200 or Gillette College at 307-681-6042.