Financial Aid

A variety of financial aid options may exist to cover all or a part of your training tuition. Use the Net Price Calculator below to assist you in estimating your living expenses and needed amount of funds to enroll in one of our many programs.  

Financial Aid Questions?

Call (419) 289-3313 or
(800) 686-3313 for details.

 Basic Types of Aid for Career Development Programs

(when applying for aid, the school code for ACWHCC is 031170) 

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)
WIOA (Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act) funds for those who are unemployed or underemployed, without marketable skills, or skills related to a declining industry.  Contact any county's OhioMeansJobs office for funding options (please plan six weeks prior to program start date for this process). 

Federal Direct Loans

For approved programs 300 hours or greater. Student loans must be repaid after the student leaves the program.

Direct Loan Application
a. Complete the FAFSA application
b. Contact the Financial Aid officer and receive the Financial Aid Award Notification. Tell the Financial Aid Office how much you would like to borrow. Remember you will have to pay everything back with interest!
Choice 1: tuition only
Choice 2: tuition plus living expenses
c. Go to to complete Entrance Counseling and your Master Promissory Note (MPN)you will need your pin number from your FAFSA Application and two names, addresses, and phone numbers of people not living with you.

Pell Grant

Can be applied to a Career Development Programs (600-900 hour). The Pell Grant is based on need and does not have to be repaid. Award amounts are based on the previous year’s income and probably will not pay for the entire program.


(This is completely FREE. If there is a fee, you are not on the correct site.)



Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

For educational benefits for veterans call 800-GI-BILL1 or go the website:

   Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Veteran's Education Benefits Brochure

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation of Ohio (BVR)

                  BVR offers evaluation and training available to eligible individuals with conditions such as injuries or disability that affect their employability.
 Contact 800-354-6271 or 419-747-3000.

Visit the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

Trade Adjustment Act (TAA)

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is training for those workers displaced by foreign trade or trade-affected workers who have lost their jobs as a result of increased imports or shifts in production out of the United States. Your past employer had to apply for TAA benefits in order to qualify for this financial assistance.

If you have TAA benefits, it usually takes 45 days to have your training approved. If approved, you will receive notification and instructions on how to proceed using these benefits.

For questions email sends e-mail) 
Phone: 419-289-3313 or 800-686-3313.

All students receiving financial aid must achieve satisfactory progress (90% attendance and 73% academic averages). More information on types of financial aid is available through the Financial Aid Officer.