Federal Student Financial Aid for Apprentices
Posted by Margaret Lamb - On March 03, 2015 (EST)
The Department of Education has issued new guidance on federal student aid to support Registered Apprentices. This webinar will discuss how Pell Grants, Work Study, and the Job Location and Development Program can be used to support apprentices.
- Pell Grants: Apprentices who qualify for Federal Pell Grants can receive funding to cover all or most of the cost of tuition and fees, books and supplies for the students’ enrollment in the technical instruction portion of an apprenticeship if it is part of an eligible academic program.
- Work Study: Institutions can use Federal Work Study (FWS) funds to pay a portion of the training wages for eligible students who are apprentices while they are enrolled in eligible certificate or degree programs.
- Job Location and Development Program: Institutions can leverage their FWS funds, individually or as part of a group of institutions, to create a Job Location and Development (JLD) program to help identify and support employers in creating apprenticeships for enrolled students.
Speakers will provide an overview of the Department of Education guidance and will also describe how the South Carolina Community and Technical College system has been using Pell Grants for apprentices for several years.
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