The Community College Gap assistance program provides need-based tuition assistance for approved short-term credit and non-credit training programs that are in high-need fields. Gap assistance may be right for you if you are un- or underemployed or are looking to up-skill to achieve career advancement.
Since non-credit programs are not eligible for federal financial aid, Gap assistance is designed to bridge the funding gap for individuals that meet program and income guidelines. The Gap-eligible credit programs are at or below 23.5 credit hours and are ineligible for federal financial aid.
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In order to be eligible for Gap funding, an applicant cannot have any other source of funding available, public or private.
No, if you are currently receiving funding for education from any other source or organization you are not eligible for Gap funding. This includes any scholarships, or federal or state grants you might be awarded for completing your FASFA.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students are not eligible for the Gap program as deferred action does not provide lawful status which is a requirement for public benefits.
No, the income verification needed for the applicant and spouse if they are married.
No, Gap assistance is offered one time per eligible applicant.
Gap assistance funds can only be utilized for approved programs that are on the eligible program list.
To be eligible for Gap funding you must be able to be employed full-time upon completion of the program.
To be eligible for Gap funding you do need to have a high school diploma or GED, if you are interested in learning more about Metropolitan Community Colleges Adult Education programs you can visit this website.
For more information on eligibility for assistance or to pre-qualify for funding, please contact the GAP manager.
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