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Short-Term Grants

Short-Term Grants

Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center is pleased to announce the opportunity for qualified students to be awarded a grant to complete our Dental Assisting/Radiography program free of cost. To determine your eligibility for this grant, please complete a 2022-2023 FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.  Please make sure to add Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center (Code 026038) to your FAFSA.

Overview: The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has awarded funds to Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center to provide need-based financial aid for Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center students who are enrolled in short-term training programs.  These last-dollar grants are for programs that can be completed in less than one academic year (or fewer than 900 clock hours) and culminate in the student earning an industry-recognized credential, license, or a Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center certificate of completion.  Grant amounts may not exceed $2,000 per student per fiscal year. Grants may only be used to cover direct program costs, including tuition and fees, books, supplies, tools, and other direct educational costs.  Grant funds will be applied directly to the student’s account.

Eligibility:  Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center students who are enrolled in the Dental Assisting/Radiography program (less than 900 clock hours) that has a start date between July 1, 2022, and December 30, 2022.

Grants are need-based and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and while funding is available.  Submitting an application does not guarantee you will receive a grant.  Need-based eligibility determinations are the sole discretion of Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center; all award decisions are final.

The student must also meet or agree to the following requirements:

1.    The student has financial need and is currently unemployed or underemployed.
2.    The student is a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
3.    The student has a valid Social Security Number.
4.    The student is actively enrolled in an eligible short-term training program with a start date between July 1, 2022, and December 30, 2022.
5.    The grant is considered a “last-dollar grant” and may be applied to the student’s account only after other funding sources such as internal/external scholarships, OMJ, or other grants have been applied to the cost of the program.
6.    The student understands that the Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center training program has an attendance requirement and a passing grade requirement.  Failure to maintain the attendance rate or the minimum grades throughout the program could result in a loss of grant support and the student will be financially responsible for the cost of the program.
7.    The student must commit the necessary time and dedication to the program to successfully complete the program.  The student must comply with the student code of conduct as stated in the Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center Student Handbook. Students who withdraw or fail to attend class may be financially responsible for the cost of the program.  
8.    The student understands that there may be pre-requisites for program enrollment and registration must be completed by the start date of the program.  
9.    In order for the student to be considered for an additional grant award, the student must have successfully completed the first funded program and earn the associated certificate and/or industry certification.

How is the program free of cost?  Remember this is based on a first-come, first-served basis:

    Dental Assisting/Radiography Program:  The current cost of the program (Tuition, Book, CPR Mask) = $1,590.00.  This amount is less than the maximum grants of $2,000.00.
The number of grants available is subject to change based on the number of applicants per program and the amount of funding available.

Will I get a check?

No. The short-term certificate grant will be applied to student accounts. Funds will be applied to direct program costs, including tuition and fees, books, supplies, and tools, and other direct educational costs.

Who do I call if I have questions?

Please contact the Student Services Coordinator at 440-774-1051 x22322 or spavolka[email protected]
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