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WWCC expands Warrior Pledge pilot program to cover more students

Released by Walla Walla Community College

WALLA WALLA, WASH. — After launching in six counties last fall, Walla Walla Community College is expanding its Warrior Pledge pilot program to include new students from 15 counties in Washington, Oregon and Idaho who otherwise could not afford to attend college.

Designed to be a “last dollar” program, the Warrior Pledge complements other financial aid grants and programs, such as the Pell Grant, by providing students with the additional funding needed to pay the balance of their tuition.

“Our mission is to make sure that our students have access to academic or workforce education, regardless of their financial need,” said Dr. Chad Hickox, WWCC President. “The Warrior Pledge program is designed to make sure that the cost of tuition is not a barrier to college. If you are a new student who wants to attend Walla Walla Community College, our Warrior Pledge has you covered.”

The Warrior Pledge program prioritizes recent high school graduates and those who have not attended college previously. The program is designed to serve the needs of all students, but in particular those with no family history of attending college, low-income students and students of color.

The program is now open to residents of the following counties:

  • In Washington: Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield and Walla Walla.
  • In Idaho: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce.
  • In Oregon: Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa