Federal, State, and Institutional Financial Aid Programs Available


Federal

Federal student aid comes from the U. S. Department of Education. The funds are available to help students pay for the educational expenses such as tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and personal expenses. There are three main categories of federal student aid: grants, work-study and loans. (SOCHi does not offer Work-Study).

Federal Pell Grant: Funding is limited to the equivalent of 12 full-time terms (life-time eligibility), starting from the first time you received Federal Pell Grant funding. If you have already received the equivalent of or exceeded the 12 full-time term limit, you will no longer be able to receive Pell Grant funds. Pell grant payments can be viewed on NSLDS.

There are no appeals or exceptions to the life-time eligibility Pell Grant rule. Students who have already earned a bachelor, master, or professional degree are not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.

Loans: There are several loan options available to assist you in financing your education including Federal Direct Student Loans, and Federal Parent PLUS Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).

State

SOCHi is an approved training provider for eligible individuals who meet the requirements for intensive services established by the Workforce Investment Board (WIB). The Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which superseded the Job Training Partnership Act, offers a comprehensive range of workforce development activities through statewide and local organizations. Available workforce development activities provided in local communities can benefit job seekers, laid off workers, youth, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities, and employers.

  • Eligible Training Provider List: The purpose of the California Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) is to provide customer-focused employment training for adults and dislocated workers.
  • Program Overview:California’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) was established in compliance with the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 to provide customer-focused employment training for adults and dislocated workers. Training providers who are eligible to receive Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) through WIA Title I-B funds are listed on the ETPL. The WIA ETPL Policy and Procedures issued in April 2014, governs the operation of the ETPL in California.
  • California’s statewide list of qualified training providers offers a wide range of educational programs, including classroom, correspondence, online and apprenticeship programs.
  • For more information about WIA (click).

Institutional

SOCHi works with TFC Tuition Financing to facilitate and monitor a payment plan to help finance your education. TFC Tuition Financing has been providing tuition financing for students since 1970. Its mission is to provide financing for those students who are serious about their careers and serious about their personal success.

When you finance your tuition through TFC Tuition Financing, you will be supported by a major national financial organization. TFC can help you to either establish your credit, or strengthen your credit rating. Its national presence will help you to secure any type of credit you may want in the future, including credit cards, auto loans, and home mortgages.

For more information on TFC Tuition Financing (click).

VA (Veterans Affairs) Educational Benefits

The California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) operates under contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA). Under the authority of federal law, Title 38 United States Code, the CSAAVE operates as part of the government of the State of California to approve or disapprove veterans’ education and training programs, prevent abuses, and promote quality in veterans’ education by evaluating and monitoring education and training programs.

For more information on CSAAVE (click).

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