TRUE grants up to $1,000 available for students in certain workforce training programs
Kilgore College continuing education students can now apply for financial aid to cover up to $1,000 of the cost of classes in certain continuing education (CE) programs thanks to the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling through Education (TRUE) Institutional Capacity Grant Program.
The TRUE grant program aims to accelerate the number of high-value, short-term credential opportunities offered to students for economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These funds are unique because they are for continuing education workforce training assistance which are programs that generally don’t qualify for financial aid,” said Dr. Staci Martin, VP of student services. “With this grant, CE students can benefit by possibly receiving funds to help pay for short-term training leading to a family living wage in high-demand career fields.”
Eligible course pathways for grant-funded student assistance include: Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Nurse Aide, Patient Care Technician, Electrocardiograph Technician and Medical Coding.
To qualify, students will need to complete a 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by visiting www.studentaid.gov.
Students who need assistance with FAFSA completion may contact the Educational Opportunity Center by calling either (903) 236-2026 or (903) 983-8615. Appointments can be scheduled by clicking here.
Once the FAFSA is completed, students should contact the KC Financial Aid Office at (903) 983-8211 or email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.kilgore.edu/true-grant.