SLC independent students could get up to $4,000 for education

Photo: SalFalko, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Photo: SalFalko, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

A grant through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) means independent college students in St. Lawrence County may be able to get up to $4,000 in aid for spring semester to help pay for tuition, books and fees, North Country Now is reporting.

Here’s the details: To qualify for the aid, you’ll have to be in independent student (which means you can’t include your parents’ income in your application); and you’ll need to be enrolled in a vocational program like accounting, engineering or a health care program (no liberal arts majors!)

The St. Lawrence County One-Stop Career Center in Canton is administering the grant; you can contact Larry at 229-3343 or lfetcie@stlawco.org, or Sue at 229-3351 or sdixon@stlawco.org to find out if you qualify. You’ll need to do it soon, though: Funding for the aid is limited, and you’ll need to complete your application before the start of next semester.

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