Ready to get started but worried about the cost?
You may be eligible for financial assistance. The Center for Workforce Development partners with many state and federal agencies to help provide funding for students interested in our career training programs.
Pell Grant and Stafford Loans may be available for students enrolling in our job training programs that are at least 600 hours. Please contact our Financial Aid office or our admissions office for guidance.
Financial Aid Department: 585.349.9164
Admissions Department: 585.349.9143
If you have a barrier to employment due to a variety of reasons such as a long term disability, contact ACCES VR to find out if you are eligible for grant money that can cover the cost of tuition.
ACCES VR – Rochester Office: 585.238.2900
ACCES VR – toll free: 888.652.7062
If you are a veteran, or related to a veteran, contact the local Veteran’s Outreach Center to find out if you qualify for benefits.
Veteran’s Outreach Center: 585.546.1081
Full or partial tuition assistance may be available through local county one-stop career centers. Contact your local office or call 866.674.4560 for assistance.
RochesterWorks! Career Center
255 N. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
276 Waring Road
Rochester, NY 14609
Ontario/Finger Lakes Region
Finger Lakes Works! 315.789.3131
Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming Counties
Genesee County Career Center
587 East Main St., Suite 100
Batavia, NY 14020
585.344.2042 or 866.674.4560
Livingston County Office of Workforce Development
6 Court Street, Room 105
Geneseo, NY 14454
Orleans Center for Workforce Development
458 West Avenue (Route 31)
Albion, NY 14411
Wyoming County Community Action
6470 Route 20A
Perry, NY 14530
NYS Department of Labor
448 North Main Street (Route 19)
Warsaw, NY 14569
The Rochester Area Community Foundation is an organization that houses many sources of scholarship for a variety of classes. You can use their website to investigate if you are eligible to apply for any of the scholarships offered.
Rochester Area Community Foundation: 585.271.4100
There may be other available funding sources not listed here. Speak with our financial advisor for assistance.