Financial aid may be available for those who qualify. MACC assists students in locating potential sources of assistance and with application processes.
FEDERAL TITLE IV FINANICAL AID
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility.
- Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and create a FSA User ID and Password (to sign your FAFSA and future documents). Students can also schedule an appointment with MACC for assistance.
- Provide requested income verification if required by the U.S. Department of Education.
**Pell Grant - A federal grant available for approved programs 600 hours or longer. This grant does not need to be repaid unless a student withdraws from a program. *Note: Students who are in default on a federal student loan are not eligible for Title IV Aid (Pell, Stafford Loans) until the loan is in good standing.
**Stafford Student Loans - Student loans are available for approved programs 300 hours or longer. Students must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and entrance/exit counseling.
PAYMENT PLAN, SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
**Workforce Innovation Opportunity ACT (WIOA) - Each county’s Department of Job & Family Services has WIOA funds for training. It’s best to VISIT your local office in person to begin & start the process early as requirements for funding can take some time to complete. Ask if you can start intake requirements (resume, job search, workshops, etc.) even if there is no funding currently available. If your training has already begun ask to be considered for upcoming modules of your program.
Student Payment Plan - Career Development students may sign an interest-free payment contract. There is a one-time $25 fee to activate the payment contract. Payment must be made in full prior to program completion. Late fees are charged for delinquent payments. Payments more than 60 days delinquent will be forwarded to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for collection and the student will be dismissed and transcripts/credentials held.
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) - A state grant available to employees (who have been approved for TRA) due to company closing. An application for training must be submitted for approval 1-2 months before training begins.
VA Veterans’ Training Benefits - Veterans may use VA benefits (Montgomery GI Bill, etc.), if approved, to attend programs at Madison Adult Career Center.
**Opportunitites For Ohioans With Disabilities (Formerly BVR) - If you have a documented disability and are pursuing eligible training, upon approval, funds may be available to assist you. Richland County (419) 747-3000.
Richland County Foundation Scholarship - apply at www.richlandcountyfoundation (follow Trade Scholarship link)
ADA Ford Foundation Scholarship (for Phlebotomy, Precision Machining & STNA programs) applications available in the MACC office for Mansfield Area/Richland County residents.
Volkmer Memorial Scholarship - applications available each spring in the MACC office
Madison Graduate Scholarship - applied to graduates of our Madison High School within 2 years of graduation (STNA - $100; Programs 300-900 hrs. - $500; Programs 900+ hrs. - $1,000)
American Welding Society - https://www.aws.org/foundation/page/scholarships for details.
Ohio’s Electric Cooperative - for those who have residential services are through an OEC provider; check www.ohioec.org/TradeScholarship for details; scholarships available each spring.
Other sources - Scholarships may be available through professional organizations, civic groups, employers, clubs, churches, etc. Application and selection processes vary. Be sure to inform MACC if you have been awarded.
**Indicates program requires students to file the FAFSA