Fall 2021 funds for students

Fall 2021 funds for students

Federal money available

Fall 2021 funds for students

Posted On: 07/28/21

There are several ways for students to save a lot (or get FREE TUITION) by attending Kankakee Community College. 

Details on the American Rescue Plan, One Workforce Grant and WIOA are here, and on the attached flier.

American Rescue Plan

KCC received $3.2 million in financial assistance from the American Rescue Plan to pass directly to students. This money will go to Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 KCC students. To apply, you just have to be enrolled. Money will be distributed based on need and verification of enrollment. These awards do not impact a students' eligibility for other federal student aid, such as the Pell grant. These awards do not have to be paid back.

Use this link to apply: American Rescue Plan application. Full details are here

One Workforce Grant

A new grant called One Workforce from the U.S. Department of Labor can pay for tuition, fees, books (and more) for students in many of KCC's manufacturing, welding and electrical engineering technology programs. To qualify, you must live in northeast Illinois or northwest Indiana, be 17 or older, not in high school, and unemployed or underemployed. People from underrepresented groups can also qualify. Even if you are already employed, you may be eligible.

This is an excellent opportunity to enroll for FREE in a program that leads to high paying jobs that are in demand!

Learn more and get started: skills.kcc.edu, manderson@kcc.edu, or phone 815-802-8873. The director of the program, Mark Anderson, will personally contact you.

 The One Workforce Program is brought to you through a U.S. Department of Labor Grant and our partner, Calumet Area Industrial Commission.

WIOA funding

Through the the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, there is funding available for career training in specific degree and training programs. Support includes books, supplies and transportation. If you are eligible, an appointment will be set up with a career counselor to determine your scholarship funding.

For more information and to apply, visit wioa.kcc.edu

All programs are Equal Opportunity Employer Programs, and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Funded by the Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board.​