- by Tflowers34907 Nov 11, '12Have any of y'all used W.I.A. to pay for your education? If so, what was your experience? I am trying to get funding but I am really afraid they will run out of money and my schooling will be delayed... Do you guys have any suggestions for alternative means I can use to pay? The school I want to go to only offers scholarships in the fall.
- Nov 15, '12 by Futurenurse108I applied for WIA my last 4 weeks of school...and to my surprise I was approved. They paid the rest of my tuition! I had money left over so my worker put it aside for nclex & license etc...so once I passed and paid for fingerprints license and etc..I sent her my receipts showing proof I paid and passed! She submitted my paperwork to finance and I will get a refund for it in 6-8 weeks!! It worked for me!
- Thank you so much for your response! If you don't mind me asking, how long ago did you do this? Also, why did you wait until the end of your program to apply? Did it take a while to get approved?
- I applied in the end of June.. I originally applied in the county that I lived and was denied due to me already enrolled in my program. So when I moved someone told me to apply in the new county that I reside. So I did and to my surprise I was approved!
- No it didn't take long at all.. I applied the end of june and I pick up my Voucher a couple of weeks later! You should apply. They can only say yes or no.
- Thank you so much! You are totally awesome for responding so quickly. You're right about that, they can only say yes or no. I am hoping to get approved so I can save my financial aid for when I go back for my degree. I would like to get as much education as I can spending as little of my money as I can.
- Nov 16, '12 by GodIs082010What is it?
- W.I.A. stands for Workforce Investment Act. Its a program that helps people become trained for more gainful employment. You apply through your local Career One Stop Center and if approved, they pay for up to 2 years of technical training. Here's a link to give you some additional information and you can also view programs by state and see if they are eligible for funding.
http://www.careeronestop.org/WiaProviderSearch.aspLast edit by Tflowers34907 on Nov 16, '12 : Reason: Add info and link
- Quote from Tflowers34907Your welcome! Keep me posted on how things turn out. I wish you the best!!!!Thank you so much! You are totally awesome for responding so quickly. You're right about that, they can only say yes or no. I am hoping to get approved so I can save my financial aid for when I go back for my degree. I would like to get as much education as I can spending as little of my money as I can.
- Nov 17, '12 by GodIs082010Thank you for info. I'm unclear as to where I apply and how do I find out if I'm eligible? The website doesn't state clearly. I need all the help I can get. Thanks door much