There is an excellent surgical technologist that I work with who is looking into a first assistant program (I do not know which one). Unfortunately, it is pretty cost prohibitave to her right now. I suppose that they are all expensive. Other than PELL grants, does any one know of any grants available from public, private, or governmental entities that are open to any one? I'd love to be able to tell her about something good. Our hospital does not provide grants or tuition reimbursement for first assist programs, classes, or clinicals.