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Community Colleges offer one of the most affordable college educations available and many of our students qualify for federal financial aid and grants.  Additionally, many employers offer tuition reimbursement and scholarships that can cover most, if not all of your course and book fees.

Tuition Support

The following provides general tuition support options. Additional tuition support and scholarships are also available from various non-profits, companies, and groups.

Apply for Federal Financial Aid

Each college has a dedicated department for assisting students in determining federal financial aid eligibility.  In addition to Federal Financial Aid, there are several other federal financial programs that are available through your college’s financial aid office. These include Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants, and Federal Work Study.  Be sure to ask about these programs.

If you are a new student, you will want to give yourself 6-8 weeks before classes start to get your finances in place.

Contact Your Employer

If you are currently employed, ask your human resources manager if your company offers tuition support for the Retail Management Certificate.

Qualify as a Veteran or a Veteran Family Member

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs supports the GI Bill. Most, if not all of our participating colleges are qualified to accept VA education and training benefits. To learn more contact your local Department of Veteran AffairsExternal Web Site Icon or learn more onlineExternal Web Site Icon. Your college financial aid office will also be able to assist you regarding acceptance of GI Bill Benefits.

Seek out Scholarships and Other Support

In addition to Federal Financial aid, funding for Veterans, and company reimbursement programs, several other organizations may provide tuition and other academic support. Learn More.

If You are Unemployed

If you are currently unemployed or not working for one of our participating employers, we encourage you to apply today. Employers are eager to hire both graduates and students currently enrolled in the Retail Management Certificate Program. Additionally, most employers offer some type of tuition support.