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education and career training is one of the most valuable investments you can make. many students require financial assistance, and at valley college, we want all of our students to have access to equal education. valley college’s experienced financial aid advisors will assist you and support you every step of the way through the application process.
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valley college is proud to offer the following financial aid opportunities to qualified applicants:
federal student aid
- federal pell grants: students who complete the free application for federal student aid (fafsa) may qualify for government funding in the form of a need-based federal pell grant. unlike loans, pell grants do not have to be repaid. the amount a student is awarded depends on financial need, costs of attendance, full-time or part-time enrollment, and length of academic study.
- federal supplemental educational opportunity grant (fseog) program: a priority is given to pell grant recipients with the lowest efcs. valley college awards eligible students between $100 (one hundred dollars) to $4000 (four thousand dollars) a year depending on their need and the availability of funds at the school. this program is a campus-based program available only to students who do not have a bachelor’s degree.
- william d. ford federal direct loan program offers different types of direct loans:
- direct stafford loans – subsidized: subsidized loans are awarded based on financial needs. the government pays the interest while a student is still enrolled in school. interest is only charged once repayment begins.
- direct stafford loans – unsubsidized: unsubsidized loans accrue interest from the time of disbursement until the loan is paid in full. a student’s financial need is not a determining factor in obtaining an unsubsidized loan.
- direct plus loans: loans parents can obtain to help pay the cost of education for their dependent undergraduate children.
- federal work-study (fws) program: the federal work-study program provides jobs for eligible students to earn funds to pay a portion of their educational expenses. valley college will announce fws work-study positions to eligible students. the salary is generally minimum wage. the number of hours is based on the financial need demonstrated by the student, the number of hours it is possible for the student to work and the availability of fws funds available at valley college. the financial aid office oversees this program.
west virginia student aid
- heaps grant (higher education for adult part-time students grant): students who complete the free application for federal student aid (fafsa) may qualify for state of west virginia funding in the form of a need-based heaps grant. unlike loans, heaps grants do not have to be repaid. the amount a student is awarded depends on financial need, costs of attendance, full-time or part-time enrollment, and length of academic study. heaps funding is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. the application process begins july 1st of every award year. it is only for certificate/diploma programs that meet in-demand criteria as determined annually by the west virginia higher education policy commission. contact the valley college financial aid office for more information.
- hegp grant (higher education grant program grant): students who complete the free application for federal student aid (fafsa) by the respective due date every year may qualify for state of west virginia funding in the form of a need-based hegp grant. unlike loans, hegp grants do not have to be repaid. the amount a student is awarded depends on financial need, costs of attendance, full-time or part-time enrollment, and length of academic study. hegp may be used for diploma or degree programs.
- workforce (wioa)/taa: the state of west virginia workforce innovation and opportunity act (wioa) offices facilitate the administration and awarding of aid for those who qualify. wioa programs must be qualified under the demand occupation list provided by the local workforce office. taa is for anyone whose job has been moved overseas. this is the trade adjustment assistance.
- vocational rehabilitation: the state of west virginia division of vocational rehabilitation offices facilitate the administration and awarding of aid for those who qualify.
ohio student aid
- workforce (wioa): ohiomeansjobs center facilitate the administration and awarding of aid workforce innovation and opportunity act (wioa) for those who qualify. wioa programs must be qualified under the guidance of the ohio workforce inventory of education and training (wiet) system.
- vocational rehabilitation: the state of ohio bureau of vocational rehabilitation (bvr) offices facilitate the administration and awarding of aid for those who qualify.
- omaccs scholarship valley college leads scholarship (ohio): valley college -cleveland in cooperation with the ohio-michigan association of career colleges and schools (omaccs), offers the leads scholarship to eligible students that have recently graduated from a high school in michigan or ohio. finances for the scholarships are provided by valley college and no state or federal funds are involved. the primary objective of these scholarships is to provide students with the education and training necessary to obtain a job in an ohio or michigan business or industry and encourage students to learn more about leadership in their communities. scholarships amounts for valley college recipients, as set by valley college, are $1,000 per year for degree programs and $500 for diploma programs. for more information regarding eligibility, scholarship rules/restrictions, and the submission process, please contact your valley college financial aid advisor or omaccs scholarship website: www.omaccs.org/scholarships. scholarship submission deadlines are posted on the omaccs website. applications are to be submitted to: ohio-michigan association of career colleges and schools at the following address: 2109 stella court, suite 125, columbus, oh 43215 phone: 614.487.8180 fax: 614.487.8190
institutional scholarships and grants
we offer a variety of scholarships and grants to students who qualify. for more information, please visit our scholarships page.
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