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Financial Assistance for CCE Students

Financial Aid Programs
The majority of financial aid programs such as the Pell Grant, Stafford Loan or the Lottery Tuition Assistance Scholarships are only available to students enrolled in the College's credit programs.

CCE has worked to find resources for prospective students of our in-demand QuickJob Training Program courses.  The funding sources found on this page may fit your needs.  Call or email as noted below, by resource, to discuss these opportunities - or register to attend an OPEN HOUSE to get all the details!

WorkForce Scholarships

The Workforce Scholarships were funded by the South Carolina General Assembly through the South Carolina Technical College System. Students can qualify for up to $2,500 in tuition funding for approved CCE courses. To find out if you qualify, please attend our next open house. Info for Open House dates can be found here

AARP Back to Work 50+Grant Scholarships
Students above the age of 50 wishing to pursue careers in Healthcare Support, Office and Administrative Support, and Computer occupations may be eligible for scholarships under this program.  Funding amounts vary based on the program of study. For more information and to register for an information session, contact the AARP BACK TO WORK 50+ Customer Care Center toll-free at 1-855-850-2525, (select option 2).

Loans for CCE Classes/Programs
Before selecting a loan program, research which financing option best meets your needs. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each available choice since each one will vary in repayment timelines, APRs and more. Before financing be sure to:

  • Research every financing option and program available.
  • Look for a loan plan that offers the most flexibility in repayments and charges a reasonable rate.
  • Borrow as little as possible.
  • Learn about and understand your personal credit history. Your personal credit information can be found at the following agencies:
    • Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union. S.C. residents can receive a one-time free credit report from these credit agencies:

    Equifax: 1-800-685-1111 (http://www.equifax.com)
    Experian: 1-888-397-3742 (http://www.experian.com)
    Trans Union: 1-800-888-4213 (http://www.transunion.com/index.jsp)

Wells Fargo Education Connection: Career Loan - Prospective students also may apply over the phone by calling 1-877-412-5325. When submitting a Wells Fargo Education Career Loan application for a CCE class/program, please use this code: 004926-70.

VA Benefits for CCE Classes/Programs
You may qualify for VA educational benefits. To find out if you qualify, visit www.gibill.va.gov or visit your local VA office. Contact conted@tctc.edu or call our Customer Service Center at 864-646-1700 to find out about CCE's programs that are approved by the VA.

Veterans Scholarships Forever! Funding
You may qualify for tuition funding through the Veterans Scholarships Forever (VSF) fund.   The VSF fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans transition back to civilian life quickly and successfully. Veterans and their spouses are eligible for VSF scholarships, and these scholarships do not affect any other fovernment aid, such as the G. I. Bill. educational benefits. To find out more about VSF, go to www.scholarshipsforever.org or call our Customer Service Center at 864-646-1700 for more details. 

Workforce Investment Act Funding (WIA) for CCE Classes/Programs

You may qualify for WIA training funds if you have been separated from your job. To find out if you qualify, call your local SCWorks Center.  The Anderson/Oconee/Pickens County Centers are: 

Anderson SCWorks Center
512 Michelin Blvd
Anderson, SC 29625
Telephone: (864) 226-6273
Fax: (864) 261-0489
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Clemson SCWorks Center
1376 Tiger Blvd
Clemson, SC 29631
Telephone: (864) 643-0071
Fax: (864) 772-9250
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Easley SCWorks Center
1774 Powdersville Rd
Easley, SC 29642
Telephone: (864) 220-8990
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Honea Path SCWorks Center
Watkins Community Center
204 S. Main St
Honea Path, SC 29654
Telephone: (864) 646-1861
Fax: (864) 772-9250
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Seneca SCWorks Center
100 Vocational Drive
Seneca, SC 29672
Telephone: (864) 885-9345
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Senior Citizen Tuition (Plan 60)
Citizens 60 years or older may attend some Occupational Advancement courses tuition-free on a space available basis. Plan 60 registrants will be accepted after the class meets its minimum class enrollment. General interest courses are not eligible for tuition waiver. Registrants for Plan 60 must request a tuition waiver upon registration. To qualify for Plan 60, you must meet the following requirements: not employed full-time, meet all admission requirements; legal resident of South Carolina. In order to guarantee a space in the desired class, Plan 60 registrants may confirm registration with payment. All students, including Plan 60, will be responsible for purchasing required textbooks and materials.

 Tax Deductions for Higher Education
What educational expenses are deductible?

You may be able to deduct work-related educational expenses as an itemized deduction on Schedule A of Form 1040, line 20. To be deductible, your expenses must be for education that:

  • Maintains or improves skills required in your present job; or
  • Serves a business purpose and is required by your employer, or by law or regulations, to keep your present salary, status, or job.

Certain restrictions also apply. For more information, refer to Publication 508 (PDF), Tax Benefits for Work-Related Education; and Tax Topic 513, Educational Expenses: http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc513.html

VIEW COURSES & REGISTER ONLINE

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (864) 646-1700 OR TOLL FREE 866-269-5677, EXT 1700 (WITHIN THE 864 AREA CODE) OR E-MAIL CONTED@TCTC.EDU