The next application window for WyHealthTrain is now open!

Students enrolled in a healthcare career pathway may be eligible for up to $10,000 toward the cost of completing a qualified healthcare program within a 2-year timeframe. Preference will be given to those enrolled in a Nursing Pathway or Behavioral Health Pathway; however, other healthcare career pathways are also eligible.

Q&A Sessions

WyHealthTrain will host upcoming Question & Answer Sessions to help individuals navigate the grant and application process.

Upcoming Q&A sessions:

  • 5/15/24, Wednesday, 1 p.m. (to register, please click here)
  • 5/22/24, Wednesday, 10 a.m. (to register, please click here)
  • 5/29/24, Wednesday, 1 p.m. (to register, please click here)
  • 6/5/24, Wednesday, 10 a.m. (to register, please click here)
  • 6/12/24, Wednesday, 1 p.m. (to register, please click here)
  • 6/19/24, Wednesday,10 a.m. (to register, please click here)
  • 6/26/24, Wednesday, 1 p.m. (to register, please click here)
  • 7/3/24, Wednesday, 10 a.m. (to register, please click here)

ELIGIBILITY

WyHealthTrain Grants may be available to Wyoming residents who are:

  • Newly enrolled for the upcoming semester in eligible healthcare-related academic programs provided by a Wyoming Community College or the University of Wyoming and who also meet one or both of the following criteria:
    • Became unemployed or underemployed during or as a result of the pandemic (March 13, 2020 – May 11, 2023).
    • Household income is at or below 300% of the federal poverty guidelines.
2024 ANNUAL FEDERAL POVERTY LEVELS (FPLs)
Household/Family Size250%300%350%
1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8
$37,650

$51,100

$64,550

$78,000

$91,450

$104,900

$118,350

$131,800
$45,180

$61,320

$77,460

$93,600

$109,740

$125,880

$142,020

$158,160
$52,710

$71,540

$90,370

$109,200

$128,030

$146,860

$165,690

$184,520
  • Approved students will be required to maintain a minimum of 2.0 semester-based GPA to continue to be eligible for the grant.

HOW TO APPLY

  • The following application window will be May 13, 2024 through July 5, 2024 for those newly enrolling for the Fall 2024 semester.

BE SURE TO KEEP CHECKING BACK TO THIS PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

  • Prepare ahead of time by meeting with your advisor and gathering:
    • Course list required for graduation/completion of identified program
    • Total cost of tuition/enrollment
    • Total cost of books, supplies, and fees
    • Start date and end date for completion of degree or certification
    • Acceptance letter into a healthcare related program if applicable
  • If you have any questions or need clarification as you are completing the application, please contact the WyHealthTrain team for assistance at dws-wyhealthtrain@wyo.gov

Tips For a Good Application

  • Take your time – do not rush just to be the first to get your application in. 
  • Full and complete answers will help the review team better understand your interest and chosen career pathway.
  • Preference is not given to first-received applications, all eligible applications will be reviewed.

WyHealthTrain GRANT FORMS

FAQ’s

1. Do you have to be 18 or older to apply for this grant?

No, you may qualify if you are under 18 years of age and are newly enrolling in a qualifying Healthcare Program. If you are under 18, please complete the application with your parent or guardian.

2. What expenses will the grant cover?

Allowable expenses include: tuition, textbooks and course packets, lab/instrument kits, and license/certification exam fees. Required uniforms will be reviewed per application depending on program requirements.    

3. What expenses are not covered? 

Non-allowable expenses include: room and board, childcare expenses, transportation costs, drug screenings/immunizations, background checks and fingerprinting, and other personal expenses.

4. Do I have to maintain a certain GPA to continue to receive funding?

Yes, applicants will need to maintain, at a minimum, a 2.0 GPA in consecutive semesters.

5. Can I take a break in semesters or courses and still receive funding when I return?

No, the degree/certification will need to be completed in consecutive semesters. 

6. How will I know if my application has been approved?

WyHealthTrain will notify grant recipients of approval or denial approximately two weeks following the close of the application submission window via email. If approved, the email will provide next steps for documentation needed and processes to receive funding.

7. If I am approved but I learn the program I first wanted is not a good match for me, can I change my program and still receive funding under the new program if it is Healthcare related?

Written notification must be submitted along with a Change Request Form for DWS to consider your request. Approval is not guaranteed at the time of request. 

8. If I want to transfer to another school to complete my approved program, what do I need to do?

Written notification must be submitted along with a Change Request Form for DWS to consider your request. Approval is not guaranteed at the time of request. 

9. I am not able to complete my degree or certification that I was approved for, what do I need to do?

Written notification will be required and a determination will be made for next steps.


RESOURCES

Degree and Certifications available:

QUESTIONS?

Contact the WyHealthTrain Grant team at dws-wyhealthtrain@wyo.gov, or call 307-777-5327. We are happy to assist with questions before or as you complete your application.  Once submitted, revisions or additions will not be accepted!