Spring 2022 funds for students

Spring 2022 funds for students

Several sources of money are available

Spring 2022 funds for students

Posted On: 12/17/21

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, the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act – and more – are here.

American Rescue Plan

KCC received $3.2 million in financial assistance from the American Rescue Plan to pass directly to students. 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.

Vaccinated? Claim a FREE class

KCC is offering a free class during Spring 2022 to anyone who brings in their vaccination card and student ID, as long as they didn't receive the incentive last fall (Fall 2021). Details and exceptions are in a separate newsroom article.

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 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.​


Information on KCC Foundation scholarships, and a scholarship application are at foundation.kcc.edu/scholarships. Note: The current scholarship application is for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

Additional scholarship opportunities are out there.

One example is the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity Scholarship Program - for students in the Early Childhood Education program. Read more in the news item titled "Tuition offer for future early childhood teachers." You can also contact KCC Professor Sarah Gowler at sgowler@kcc.edu.

Another example is scholarships and support for veterans. Email or visit the Financial Aid Office for more information.

KCC's Financial Aid Office is a good starting point to learn about college aid you may qualify for. Contact Financial Aid at finaid@kcc.edu, 815-802-8550 or visit in person.

The registration information page includes Steps to Register Online, which returning students can use.