Applying for Financial Assistance
Each student will have a personal consultation in the Financial Aid office.  There are many sources for financial aid.  Here are some of the financial aid sources available to qualified Career Tech students:

  • Work Force Innovation Act Scholarships (WIA)
  • Scholarships from Foundations
  • Veterans Benefits (VA)
  • Welfare to Work program
  • Ticket to Work program
  • Universal Guardian Student Loan
  • Career Tech Student Loan

The students will be given an application for financial assistance.

The interview will also identify other supporting documents necessary to determine financial assistance eligibility. During this consultation process, the Financial Aid Officer will assist the student in determining the best sources for financial assistance and completing all the forms necessary to apply for and receive financial assistance.

It is the responsibility of the student to provide the requested documents in a timely manner to determine and verify eligibility.

Financial Assistance Eligibility
Eligibility for financial assistance is based on financial need and on several other factors. The financial aid officer at Career Tech will determine your eligibility.

To receive aid from our programs, you must:

Demonstrate financial need (except for certain loans)
Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, meet other standards your state establishes that the Department approves, complete a high school education in a home school setting that is treated as such under state law, or have satisfactorily completed six credit hours or the equivalent course work toward a degree or certificate
Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
Have a valid Social Security Number
Register with the Selective Service if required
Maintain satisfactory academic progress once in school
Certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant
Certify that you will use financial assistance only for educational purposes

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Federal and state governments are trying to get an estimated 900,000 veterans back to work by giving tax breaks to businesses that hire them. In 2011, Vow to Hire Heroes Act was signed into law, which includes tax credits for businesses that hire veterans, along with additional resources for veterans seeking jobs, education and training. VOW stands for Veterans Opportunity to work.