Other Funding Sources

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Assistance (WIOA)

A tuition assistance program that may cover up to $9,500 for tuition, books & fees as well as any other items that are required for your career training program.  Funds are disbursed according to agency policy. This grant is available to qualified persons regardless of what county you live in. The Mahoning & Columbiana Training Association (MCTA) or your local Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) will assist applicants in determining eligibility. Call your local OMJ at the number listed below for more information or to find out how to apply. View MCTA Tuition Assistance Checklist


TRIO EOC is one of eight nationally recognized and federally-funded TRIO programs designed to work together to ensure that individuals seeking higher education have the supportive services and resources available to assist them. TRIO Provides Assistance with:

  • School Admissions and Fees
  • Financial Aid Applications
  • Defaulted Loan Options
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Options
  • Veteran Services Assistance
  • Mentoring and Transitional Advice for Adults Entering College

TRIO EOC Online Participant Application Link

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)

The OOD, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) provides individuals with disabilities services and supports necessary to help them attain and maintain employment. Services are customized for each individual through assessments and one-on-one meetings with professional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors. VR services are available in all 88 counties and may include:
  • Educational guidance (tuition resources and other support)
  • Occupational tools and equipment
  • Personal attendant services (reader, interpreter, etc.)
  • +More


Some professional organizations, foundations, and employers offer scholarships for continuing education. Check with these organizations for details.
See our list of known third-party scholarships to begin your search.

School Payment Plan

An interest free payment plan can be established with the school for monthly tuition and school-related expenses. Contact the Adult Career Center Business Office to discuss your payment plan options today (330)729-4100.