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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 based on financial need and your ability to complete a program and gain full-time employment.

What is the process?

  • Research your career choice and submit your application materials.
  • Review and discuss your training request with the gap tuition program coordinator.
  • A review committee will evaluate your materials and determine your fit for the program.

How do I apply?

  • Attend an information session.
  • Request application materials by email or by calling 319-296-4247.


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Waterloo, IA 50701

319-291-2651 (fax)

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