As a Columbus Technical College (CTC) student, you may be eligible for additional financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a federal program that assists students in select programs with school-related expenses. WIOA provides financial assistance for tuition, books and fees, and direct training costs such as, required materials, tools, equipment and uniforms needed to complete an approved training program.

WIOA training funds are designed to serve unemployed and under-employed adults, dislocated adults, and youth who are in need of job skills training to enter or re-enter the workforce. The funds are coordinated with Pell and HOPE. WIOA is not an entitlement program. Services are based upon availability of program funding and eligibility and appropriateness of services. WIOA funding through Columbus Technical College is provided for eligible residents of the Lower Chattahoochee Workforce Development Area 14 which includes Chattahoochee, Clay, Harris, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, and Talbot counties. If you have been displaced/laid-off from a Georgia company, residency within the above listed counties does not apply.

Eligibility Requirements:

U. S. Citizenship

18 years of age or older

Reside within the Lower Chattahoochee Workforce Development Area 14

Full-time, regular admission status student with a satisfactory academic standing

Enroll in an approved WIOA funded certificate, diploma or degree program

Must have a minimum of 2 semesters remaining in an approved program of study at the time of enrollment

Apply for Financial Aid

Meet household income guidelines

Complete WIOA eligibility and screening process

Must complete Assessment testing

The WIOA office is located in the W. G. Hartline Building, Room 156-B. Call 706-649-1856 or send an email to wioa@columbustech.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Click on the link below for further eligibility screening: https://columbustech.tcsg.edu/WIOA

A WIOA representative will contact you within 48 hours of your screening submission.