GAP Tuition Assistance

This program provides needs-based tuition assistance for approved short-term continuing education training programs for in-demand occupations.

Since non-credit programs are not eligible for federal financial aid, this program is designed to bridge the funding gap for individuals that meet program and income guidelines to complete short-term training programs.

What programs are approved?

The following short-term, high-demand career training programs are approved for Gap Tuition Assistance:

What is covered?

You may be eligible for partial or total assistance for:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Fees
  • Equipment

Who is eligible?

Tuition assistance for this program is need based. Individuals are required to complete an eligibility process to determine their ability to complete a program and gain full-time employment upon completion of training.

If you receive food assistance you may qualify to participate in free training. The program was developed to help you learn skills for in-demand jobs that pay a higher wage.

What is the process?

  • Research your career choice and submit your application materials.
  • Review and discuss your training request with a Career Pathway Navigator.
  • A review committee will evaluate your materials and determine your fit for the program.

How do I apply?

Call 319-296-4296 or email to register for an information session and begin the eligibility process.

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Contact Information

Workforce Training and Community Development

Automation and Robotics Center
TechWorks Campus
360 Westfield Ave
Waterloo, IA 50701

319-232-2751 (fax)

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Map and Directions

Career Pathway Navigators

Keri Kono
319-296-4296 ext.3104
Email Keri Kono

Leah Beier
319-296-4296 ext.3106
Email Leah Beier

Marianne Hartz
319-296-4296 ext.3107
Email Marianne Hartz

Michele Clark
319-296-4296 ext.3108
Email Michele Clark

Kay Wenzel
319-296-4296 ext.3111
Email Kay Wenzel

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