SGA Waivers for Officers
Student Government Association waivers of in-state tuition, exclusive of student self-assessed fees may be granted to the four highest ranking SGA officers. These officers include President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The waivers for the officers cannot exceed the cost of four full-time equivalent students.
Louisiana National Guard Tuition Waiver
The Louisiana National Guard provides a tuition waiver to students who are active members in good standing. The amount of the award is normally the cost of tuition and does not include student self-assessed fees, books and supplies. Exemptions may be claimed for five separate academic years or until the receipt of a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first. Students must appear on the eligible State Tuition Exemption Program (STEP) list and be in academic good standing.
Children(not less than 16 years but no more than 25 years of age), spouses, and surviving dependents of deceased or disabled veterans are eligible for tuition exemption. All eligible students must apply with Veterans Affairs (VA) in order to obtain the exemption. After registration, the VA Coordinator certifies the enrollment of students with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, provided you have completed all the required forms. Students should contact the VA Coordinator in the Admissions Office to complete the paperwork required for monthly VA benefits. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to be certified for VA benefits. Students should review the Academic Policies section concerning probation and suspension for more information.
Louisiana Vocational Rehabilitation Grants
Vocational Rehabilitation provides assistance with educational costs for students with permanent disabilities that constitute a job handicap. This program usually covers the expense of tuition and fees. Eligibility is based on an individual with a disability benefiting from vocational rehabilitation services in terms of achieving employment, including supported employment. Students may apply at the Monroe Regional Office, 122 St. John St., Suite 311, Monroe, LA 71201 or call 318-362-3232 or 1-800-737-2973.
Louisiana Delta Community College Employee Tuition Waiver Program
This program is designed to encourage employees to continue their education through completion of an Associate Degree. It provides assistance for employees by covering part of the tuition costs. Applicants must be full-time and have been employed at Delta for at least one year in a permanent position.
WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)
As one of several financial aid options offered to students, we have seen many take advantage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funding to reinvent them selves in the workforce.
What is WIOA?
The WIOA was enacted July 2014 to replace the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The federal grant covers training expenses for individuals who have been laid off or whose household income is at or below the federal poverty level. It’s designed to benefit job seekers, laid-off workers, older youth, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities and employers.
How does WIOA work?
WIOA seeks to increase employment, retention and earnings of their participants. Each participant is directed toward in-demand occupations, and we will train individuals for those industries.
What type of training does WIOA fund?
WIOA funds high-demand occupations such as healthcare, technology, finance and manufacturing. We offer WIOA funding for professional certificate programs to provide students relevant training to re-enter the workforce.
What are the qualifications for WIOA funding?
General requirements for participation in the WIOA program include:
Obtaining U.S. citizenship or lawful, permanent residency
Having registered for selective service (if male)
Other factors may include:
Being a veteran
Lower-level income status
How do I become a participant in WIOA training?
For more information or to apply for a WIOA grant, contact the Business & Career Solutions Center for the parish in which you reside. You can find a list of the BCSCs and contact information at www.wdb83.com.