Fill out our online form to begin the financial assistance process. We’ll help you learn what you may qualify for and provide you options to move forward.
Can you not afford to go back to school?
Do you need a new career but can’t afford to miss to much work?
We have a great option for you which may cost you no out of pocket costs!
You may qualify for Connecticut State Tuition Assistance through the Workforce Alliance.
There are 2 Programs we work with in the New Haven area:
- Health Career Advancement Project
Health Career Advancement Project – Tuition Assistance
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HCAP provides low-income job seekers with tuition assistance & job placement. Those who complete the initial training and find employment can be helped to return to school to add more skills and move up the career ladder!
Contact a Career Navigator:
Register for an Information Session
Use the form to choose your session and location.
- 1 PM Mondays & 10 AM Wednesdays, New Haven American Job Center, 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven
- 11 AM Thursdays, Meriden American Job Center, 87 West Main St., Meriden.
- *NEW* Fridays, Middletown American Job Center, 272 S. Main St., Middletown
Walk-Ins Welcome! Priority given to those who register using the form and who create a CTHIRES account in advance.
Need To Know:
This program was supported by Grant 90FX0041 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its content are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.
HCAP is part of the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program, which is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.
WIOA Tuition Assistance
The “Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act” or “WIOA” (which supersedes WIA), provides federal funds to states to help job seekers, workers, and businesses with career services, job training, and education.
Career Services Include
- job search assistance
- job market information
- job readiness
- career planning and counseling
- programs for non-English speakers
- individual employment plan
- financial aid information
- supportive services
- financial literacy
- outreach, intake, orientation
- labor exchange services
- performance, cost information
- initial and comprehensive assessment
- short term prevocational services
- work preparation and experience
- out of area job search
- career services
- follow up services
Job seekers can get job search, training, and support to succeed in the job market and increase wages.
How To Get Help
Contact an American Job Center and say you are interested in WIOA.
You will attend a WIOA orientation and eligibility meeting. Adults must have low incomes and lack job skills in demand now; or be a “dislocated worker” – you are laid off or have a layoff notice because of current economic situation (not leaving a job for personal reasons) and you need skills currently in demand.
WIA Frequently Asked Questions
CAN YOU GIVE ME AN OVERVIEW OF THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT (WIA) PROGRAM?
Workforce Investment Act scholarships are available to adults and dislocated workers who meet income and other guidelines, and who need the training to be competitive in today’s workplace. Connecticut’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) lists available training, including classroom, correspondence, internet, broadcast, and other apprenticeship programs.
For detailed information regarding the WIA Portfolio Building Process and requirements click here: American Job Center
HOW DO I APPLY FOR WIA FUNDING?
Prospective clients/students should call or stop into a location to sign up for the American Job Centers workshop.
To find the American Job Center office nearest you, click here: Locations
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR HELP?
There are many criteria used in deciding who qualifies for help, speak with a representative from the Connecticut Works Career Center or speak with an agent from the Department of Labor.
WHAT DO I DO WHEN I HAVE COMPLETED MY RESEARCH?
Speak with your WIA counselor who will advise you on how you should proceed.
WHAT DO I DO WHEN I HAVE CHOSEN A SCHOOL AND A PROGRAM TO PARTICIPATE IN?
Contact the WIA representative at the school offering the program and make an appointment to have your forms filled out by the program administrator (contact Daniel at Northeast Medical Institute by calling 203-391-6766 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You will return the completed forms to your WIA counselor for approval. Once you have decided on the program you want, apply to Northeast Medical Institute LLC and complete the specific program requirements.
WHAT DO I DO ONCE I HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY WIA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED BY NORTHEAST MEDICAL INSTITUTE LLC?
Contact Northeast Medical Institute to schedule a start date.
WHAT DO I DO IF I CANNOT START THE PROGRAM?
You should notify the school program administrator and your WIA counselor immediately and explain why you are unable to start class.