Financial Assistance Opportunities for Workforce Development Programs
Financial assistance is available to qualified individuals interested in pursuing a workforce development training program through Continuing Education & Workforce Development.
Workforce development programs do not qualify for Federal Student Financial Aid. Therefore, students do not need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Garrett College’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development division awards over $100,000 in scholarships annually as a result of funding from a variety of sources, including the Board of Garrett County Commissioners, local agencies, and private donors through the Garrett College Foundation.
Full and partial scholarships are available based on the applicant’s residency, educational goals and financial need. For best consideration, students are encouraged to apply early!
Scholarship applications must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the start of selected program for consideration.
Garrett County Scholarship Program
The Board of Garrett County Commissioners recognizes that the County’s future economic well-being is dependent on having an educated, skilled workforce that is prepared to compete successfully for jobs in an increasingly competitive, global economy. Therefore, recent graduates can apply for the Garrett County Scholarship Program (GCSP) that covers the tuition and fees of eligible, in-county, high school graduates meeting certain criteria in a given timeframe.
Other individuals that may be eligible for this funding are:
- High school seniors that are dual-enrolled
- Graduating from a certified homeschool program
- Graduating from a certified, state-approved non-public school located and operating in the county
- Recipients of a General Education Diploma (GED)
Garrett College Foundation Scholarships
Through the generosity of donors, the Garrett College Foundation is able to provide scholarships for Workforce Development programs. Criteria varies based on the scholarship and interested students should complete the Financial Assistance form to determine eligibility.
Additional Information on Scholarships
- All workforce programs require a $25 non-refundable application fee which cannot be paid with scholarship funds.
- The student is also responsible for any program fees, tests, or materials which are not covered by his/her scholarship.
Financial Assistance through Community Partner Agencies
The following agencies may support students, who meet their funding criteria, with tuition/fee assistance:
Western Maryland Consortium
Garrett County: 301-334-8136
Allegany County: 301-777-1221
Garrett County Department of Social Services, Garrett Works Program
Garrett County Community Action
Maryland Department of Rehabilitative Services (DORS)
For additional questions on financial assistance opportunities that may be available to enroll in Continuing Education & Workforce Development’s workforce programs, please contact 301-387-3136.
Withdrawal Policy for Workforce Development Programs
It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from a course that he/she cannot attend. Please note that failure to attend at least 75% of the course sessions, or failure to complete assigned coursework, may result in the termination of funding; as a result, the student will be charged for the entire cost of the course.