Alternative Funding Options
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SUNY Corning Community College students may be eligible for a variety of funding opportunities in addition to traditional Financial Aid Options. Please consider the following options.
Unemployed & Displaced Workers
Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Workforce New York (CSS WFNY) & NYS Department of Labor (NYSDOL) offer funding options to assist individuals return college after entering the workforce. There are training funds/programs that can assist with paying your college tuition and fees. Additionally, some of these programs will also help with support services such as payments for books, supplies, mileage and/or childcare. For more details visit SUNY CCC's Funding Your Education webpage for unemployed and displaced workers.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market. It also aims to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Funding is available for both credit and non-credit programs that lead to demand occupations. To find out more, contact Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Workforce New York: http://www.csswfny.com/index.php?page=individual-training-accounts.
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
TAA is a federal program of the United States government to act as a way to reduce the damaging impact of imports felt by certain sectors of the U.S. economy. The current structure features four components of Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers, firms, farmers and communities. The program for workers is the largest, and administered by the Department of Labor. Funding is available for both credit and non-credit programs that lead to demand occupations. To determine your eligibility; please contact: https://www.labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/ta/TAACoordinators.pdf.
For more information regarding accessing your veteran or military benefits - please contact Tara Bauman in the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Funding is available for both credit and non-credit programs that lead to demand occupations.
ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development. Funding is available for both credit and non-credit programs that lead to demand occupations. To determine your eligibility; please contact: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr.
The Educational Incentive Program (EIP) is a scholarship program that helps child care providers pay for training and educational activities with the intent to build provider knowledge, skills, and competencies in order to improve the quality of child care. To be eligible for EIP, child care providers must be required to take training and must be caring for children in a program regulated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS) or the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH). To determine your eligibility; please contact: https://www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu/eip.aspx.
CSEA annually awards eighteen $1000 scholarships to eligible members or dependents of CSEA members along with two $2500 scholarships. AFSCME annually awards one $5000 scholarship along with ten $2000 scholarships to eligible dependents of CSEA members. Other scholarships are available through Union Plus, many CSEA Regions, locals and units as well as many AFSCME affiliates. For more information: https://cseany.org/scholarships.
StraightTalk® Association for Financial Empowerment (SAFE)
The StraightTalk® Association for Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Scholarship Program is open to any SAFE or Corning Credit Union member in good standing and over the age of 16. The member must have established plans to take the next step in their education, development, or career, including vocational studies and/or military enrollment. To determine your eligibility; please contact: http://www.financiallysafe.org/.