Stay Safe... Together

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We have all worked diligently through the pandemic to protect the health and safety of our community, and we continue to follow CDC and Shawnee County Health Department guidance. In reviewing recent guidance and the fact the Delta variant is widespread in our community, we determined that some continued precautions will be necessary to maintain our traditional in-person classroom and campus experience. New guidance was released on Aug. 6, 2021.

If you have specific questions, we ask that you call a member of the Washburn Tech staff:

  • Admissions - 785.670.2200
  • Cashier - 785.670.3363
  • Financial Aid - 785.670.3360
  • Student Services - 785.670.2100
  • WU Police - 785.670.3319

Mask Policy

Beginning Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, we will require the use of masks while indoors regardless of vaccination status with some limited exceptions. Masks are not required if a person is alone in workspaces and offices. Masks are optional but strongly recommended in outdoor public spaces where social distancing is not possible. Exceptions to the safety protocol will be reviewed weekly.

Policy for Fall Semester 2021

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Due to an increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Shawnee County and the other counties we serve, several adjustments have been made to the fall semester. 

These temporary policies apply to part-of-term courses (short-term courses) that began on Feb. 15, 2020 or later and full-term courses in the spring 2020 semester. The policies address grading options, incomplete grades, withdrawals, repeats and academic suspension.

CARES Act Emergency Financial Resources

The federal government has provided emergency relief funding for student grants through the CARES Act. Students enrolled Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 classes are eligible to apply. In addition to the CARES Act funding, Washburn Tech has secured additional financial resources to assist students who may be experiencing financial difficulties. Students who have been financially impacted due to this pandemic may be eligible to receive one-time financial assistance.


Students may apply for one-time assistance with specific expenses related to housing, food, health care, course materials, technology and/or child care. Awards will range from $100 to $6195. We will continue to award until all funds are exhausted.


All post-secondary certificate-seeking students that are enrolled in an on-campus based program that meets Title IV eligibility are able to apply for the CARES Act Emergency Grant. If you have received aid from a campus or college emergency fund before this date, you are still eligible to apply for this funding. Please request funds only if you are in immediate need.

We encourage students with urgent needs to apply once for emergency relief funds. We cannot guarantee the fulfillment of a second application at this time. As we process requests, we will review the fund balance and notify students if we have resources available to fulfill more requests.

Application Process

To apply for funding, complete and submit the application, checking every category from which you need assistance. Please indicate on the application if you have requested funding from another source in the past few months. There are many students facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, and our goal is to offer support to the largest number possible. Students must submit a completed 2020-2021 FAFSA to be eligible for a CARES Act Emergency Reimbursement.

Fund Distribution

Washburn Tech has created an application committee to process your application and FAFSA. An email from will be sent communicating review of your application. All emails to students will be sent to their Washburn email address. Once approved for funds setting up a direct deposit is the quickest way to receive your emergency funds. Please be sure that your account is set up for direct deposit.


The COVID-19 Pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty and anxiety as you navigate your educational journey. Washburn Tech has several resources in place to help you achieve your goals and keep you informed during this unprecedented situation.

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