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Financial Aid

If you seem fully prepared from the results of the assessments, then you will be connected with WorkOne to learn about our Career Pathways and Training Programs. They will also help you to explore ways for overcoming any Barriers to Training, as well as assist you with finding Financial Aid options for pursuing the Courses and Certifications at one of the three Education Providers Institution. The IT Sector Partnership in addition to the Skill Up Grant and assistance from Garatoni-Smith Family Foundation also has a Database of Local, State, and Federal Scholarships. We will work with the Education Providers and WorkOne to help applicants explore financial aid options. The Grants or Scholarships that will be utilized the most are mentioned below:

The Adult Student Grant, part of Indiana's "You Can. Go Back." program, offers a renewable $2,000 grant to assist returning adult students in starting or completing an associate degree, bachelor’s degree or certificate. To qualify, students must be financially independent as determined by the FAFSA, demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in at least six credit hours.

EARN Indiana

EARN Indiana (Employment Aid Readiness Network) is the state’s work-study program. Students with financial need have access to resume-building, experiential, paid internships, while participating employers receive state matching funds up to 50% of student’s hourly wage. EARN Indiana partners with Indiana INTERNnet to better match students & employers and to assist employers in finding the perfect fit for their team.

Employer Training Grant

The Employer Training Grant reimburses employers who train, hire, and retain new or incumbent workers to fill in-demand positions within recognized job fields. The grant will reimburse employers up to $5,000 per employee who is trained, hired, and retained for six months, up to $50,000 per employer.

Workforce Ready Grant

The Workforce Ready Grant, part of Indiana's Next Level Jobs initiative, pays tuition and regularly assessed fees for qualifying high-value certificates at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University. The grant is available for two years and covers up to the number of credits required by the qualifying program.

Federal Pell Grant Program

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education. Grant amounts are dependent on student's expected family contribution (EFC); the cost of attendance (as determined by the institution); student's enrollment status (full-time or part-time); and whether the student attends a full academic year or less.

Tech Hire Grant

The H-1B funded TechHire grant program is a bold multi-sector initiative to empower and train American workers in the information technology skills they need, through universities and community colleges but also nontraditional approaches like "coding boot camps," and high-quality online courses that can rapidly train workers for well-paying middle-and high-skilled and high-growth jobs across a diversity of industries.

Skill-Up Grant

We have received a Skill-Up Grant of $1.7 Million from the Department of Workforce Development, State of Indiana. A portion of the Grant would be utilized for the IT Sector Partnership work.

Garatoni-Smith Family Foundation

The Garatoni-Smith Family Foundation is focused on education and regional economic development. It has committed up to financial help in leading and coordinating the development of this IT Sector Partnership.