Medgar Evers College | Metropolitan College of New York | Pace University

Welfare to Careers Project


The mission of the Welfare to Careers Project is to influence public welfare policy by demonstrating, through a replicable model, that a career-focused Bachelor’s degree with comprehensive support services will enable low-income, underserved people to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

About Us

In response to the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, the Education and Work Consortium developed the Welfare to Careers Project. The Consortium is a unique collaboration between two private institutions (Metropolitan College of New York and Pace University) and one public institution (Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York). The Welfare to Careers Project (WTCP) is a nationally replicable program that links college education to work experience and career training, with the ultimate aim of permanently lifting the working poor out of poverty.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have an application on file.
  • Have completed a FAFSA (U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens).
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Not have any loans in default.
  • First use all eligible grants, such as Pell and TAP, before a scholarship/award can be applied to student account.
  • Complete and submit all required verification documents to the Office of Financial Aid within 30 days of the request.
  • Have all required documents for acceptance to either MEC, MCNY, or Pace.