We know that education is a life-long learning process and we have worked with colleges and universities in Ohio and West Virginia to provide students with more educational opportunities. The Career Center programs can be transformed into a degree.
Federal Pell Grant
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid.
Click here for instructions on applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
For those students who do not qualify for financial aid or for those that assistance does not cover 100% of their educational expenses, Adult Technical Training offers an interest free payment plan.
- All classes are arranged to be paid on a quarterly basis; meaning money is collected quarterly. For example, with a full-time program, the entire balance is not due in the first quarter; it is divided throughout the year by the beginning of each quarter.
- Payments being made can be made by cash, check, or Visa or MasterCard or online through the student portal.
- Contact The Career Center – Adult Technical Training Financial Aid office at 740-373-6283 for further information.
Employer Payment Plans
If you are working and your employer agrees to pay all or part of your cost of attendance, all authorization forms must be submitted and approved before the start of the program. Many companies and labor unions have programs to help pay the cost of postsecondary education for employees and/or their children.
Funding Agencies and Other Sources To Consider
WIOA is a federally-funded grant operated in all counties of Ohio and West Virginia. The goal is to assist youth (18-24 years), adults and dislocated workers in becoming self-sufficient through various types of services such as training, retraining, employment and employer assistance. Prospective students should contact the Adult Technical Training Financial Aid Advisor, Wendy Ketelsen at (740) 373-2766 x 2014 to determine your local WIOA office.
Learn more about WorkForce WV here. (Click on Job Seekers)
A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further his or her education. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid. Scholarship sources to consider.
Other Funding Sources
You may want to do some private research on other options that may be available to you. Feel free to explore your options online for other sources of private financial aid or be sure to check with your banking facilities, who may also offer you financial options.
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Funds
The TAA program is a federal program established under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. The TAA Program provides aid to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. TAA offers a variety of benefits and reemployment services to assist unemployed workers to prepare for and obtain suitable employment.
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)
Empowers Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determination, and independence.Financial assistance from this agency is for students with documented disabilities or handicaps. The students' assigned case managers will assess OOD’s referral process and determine eligibility. Call 1-800-282-4536 for the nearest OOD office in your area.
Veterans Assistance Programs (VA)
The Veterans Administration administers a number of education and training programs for veterans, service persons, and eligible dependents. Check with your local U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs office. Information is also available through the Internet at www.gibill.va.gov. If you need additional assistance, call the toll-free number 1-888-GI-BILL-1(1-888-442-4551) to speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor.
WV Division of Rehabilitation Services
Helps people with disabilities establish and reach their vocational goals. Call 1-304-420-4580 for the nearest office in your area.
2016-2020 High School Graduates Scholarships
If you are a recent high school graduate, click here for The Career Center Scholarship
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