Workforce Education administers programs that provide free or reduced tuition to students who qualify. A number of our programs also assist with books, fees, and, in some cases, educational supplies.
How it Works
We meet with you. We talk about your goals. We look at all the options. Then, if you qualify for funding, we give you step-by-step instructions on how to receive free or reduced tuition and start down the path toward more training and a great job.
It all takes place in four easy steps:
- STEP 1: See if you qualify
Give us fifteen minutes in person or on the phone, and we can usually give you a good idea what type of funding you qualify for, if any. We have programs for recently laid off workers, low income adults, adults receiving unemployment benefits, parents receiving TANF, food-stamp recipients and others. While it's always best to talk to us in person, you can take a brief look at ways to qualify by visiting the Do I Qualify page.
- STEP 2: Make a plan
If you qualify for funding, we'll work with you to develop an educational plan that fits your career goals as well as the guidelines for funding. While each of our funding sources has different requirements, our funding supports students pursuing credits in one of the college's career and technical programs (which may include BAS degrees). You can, however, later apply any corresponding credits toward your Associates degree, if you choose to pursue that goal. View ** career and technical education programs **.
- STEP 3: Apply and register
With a plan in place, we guide you through the process of applying to the college and registering for classes. In some cases, we'll also give you advice on how to apply for federal financial aid which would also help you pay for school.
- STEP 4: Accept your award
Once you've qualified, applied and registered for classes, we place a hold on your tuition while the college's financial aid office prepares your award. In some cases, we also provide you with a way to purchase your books and/or supplies. Within a couple of weeks, you will be contacted by the financial aid office and asked to sign a letter accepting the free or reduced tuition and any other support you've been awarded.
That's it! We try to make it as simple as possible, and we’re looking to help as many students as we can.