Other Sources

OTHER SOURCES OF FINANCIAL AID

Tuition Waiver through Senate Bill 14—Some MTEC programs are eligible for a tuition waiver through Senate Bill 14 (West Virginia Department of Education). 

The following programs are NOT eligible for Senate Bill 14: 

Licensed Practical Nurse                                 Surgical Technology

Pre-LPN/Medical Assistant                             Dental Assistant

Pharmacy Technician Prep                              Health Informatics 

HVAC Tech 

No application form is required of the student for this source of aid.  The eligibility for the tuition waiver will be determined at the point of enrollment in a technical program. The tuition waiver is a one-time opportunity.

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)—Most full-time programs at MTEC are eligible for WIOA.

Prospective students need to visit the Workforce WV office to determine eligibility.  The Morgantown office holds group WIOA Certifications on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.  Interested customers should contact the office to find out if they appear to qualify and what documents to bring to the certification session.   

Students must be registered with Workforce WV in order to be a candidate for WIOA prior to the start of an MTEC program.  Workforce WV offices include Morgantown (304-285-3125), Fairmont (304-363-0654) and Clarksburg (304-627-2126).  Contact the office in your area to inquire about their certification process.  WIOA benefits are very limited and distributed on a first-come basis.

LoansMTEC does not process Stafford/Direct Loans through the FAFSA application (respond “No” to loans on the FAFSA).  With the private student loan laws, Wells Fargo informed MTEC effective 10/01/10 that students are no longer eligible for loans; MTEC has no knowledge of existing private student loans at this time.  In addition, MTEC students are not eligible for the West Virginia Higher Education Grant.

Veterans Benefits—If you believe you may be entitled to Veterans benefits, visit the VA website at www.gibill.va.gov or call the toll free number at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).  Contact Lezlie Lough, Financial Aid Advisor/Counselor at 291-9240 to apply for VA benefits once accepted in an MTEC program.

WV Division of Rehabilitation Services—Office is currently located at 1415 Earl Core Road in Sabraton (beside Rio Grande Restaurant).  WVDRS can be contacted at 285-3155 to inquire about eligibility.  Recent high school graduates with IEPs may be eligible.

Scholarship Sites

The Foundation of Monongalia General Hospital offers Health Career Scholarships amounting to $1,000 for 1-year programs.  The Surgical Technology Program and the Sterile Processing course at MTEC qualify.  If interested in the Surgical Technology program or Sterile Processing course, please request an application by calling the hospital at 304-598-1337 or 304-598-1208.  The deadline typically is March 15th for the following academic year.  

The Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education.  Scholarships up to $2,500.00 to pursue a Career or Technical Certificate.

The Albert Yanni Scholarship is a scholarship that provides high quality career and technical education (CTE) students an opportunity to pursue advanced education and/or training related to their career aspirations.

Jim Bailey Scholarship is awarded to deserving seniors from West Virginia high schools who will be pursuing a degree or certification from a one or two year accredited program at a vocational or technical school upon graduation from high school. 

Scholarship search sites include (but not limited to): 
www.cfwv.com , www.fastweb.com , www.collegeboard.com , and www.skill-ed.com (see list under Helpful Links).  Most of these websites assist with 2- to 4-year college scholarships and are more applicable to high school seniors. 

Americorps--MTEC is an approved educational institution for AmeriCorps scholarships.  Prospective students must have served to be eligible for these funds.

United Mine Workers Association (UMWA) Contact the UMWA at 1-800-827-1000 to inquire about eligibility.

Work Ethic Scholarship Program For the fourth consecutive year, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation launches the Work Ethic Scholarship Program, offering a free pile of money to people getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand.