Adult college students can apply for Workforce Investment Act at Canton's One-Stop Career Center
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:33 am

CANTON -- The St. Lawrence County One-Stop Career Center may have funding available to assist adult–independent college students with a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) grant of up to $2,000 for the fall 2014 semester.

Candidates must be able to apply for financial aid as an independent student - not including any parents’ income. Students should be enrolled in a vocationally specific degree or certificate program, such as accounting, engineering, building trades, computer information systems and most health care, with graduation anticipated within 24 months.

WIA funds may only be applied to direct school costs of tuition, fees and books. WIA funds cannot replace any TAP, PELL, VA, or any other grant or scholarship awards. Students who have these costs covered by grant or scholarship aid may not receive any WIA award.

Students must meet WIA eligibility guidelines, to be verified by One-Stop Career Center staff. Funding is limited. Eligibility determination must be completed prior to the start of the semester.

Interested students should contact Larry at 229-3343 or lfetcie@stlawco.org or Sue at 229-3351 or sdixon@stlawco.org to see if they qualify for a WIA grant.