Full-Time Programs Eligible For Aid

Financial Aid is available through a variety of sources for qualified individuals enrolled in full-time programs. Contact us at 330-896-8123 for more information on the following options. Determine if you qualify for assistance using our online financial aid calculator.

* Please note that student financial aid disbursement timelines can vary. Students are advised not to rely on disbursements for time-sensitive bills, payments, or deadlines.

$1,000 Enrollment Scholarship

Current residents, and alumni of PLCC’s four partner districts as well as veterans and immediate family members of PLCC employees are eligible to receive one $1,000 discount off any full-time program enrollment or one $250 discount toward part-time program enrollment.
Partner Districts: Coventry | Manchester | Springfield | Green

Federal PELL Grant

A Federal Grant that can provide an eligible student with monies that can be applied to the cost of tuition, fees, books, and equipment. Students enrolled in a program of at least 900 clock hours in length can receive a Federal PELL Grant of up to $5815 per year. Students enrolled in 600 clock hour programs can receive a PELL award of up to $3876, respectively. Because this is a grant program, these monies are not repaid by the student.  Go to fafsa.ed.gov to complete a Free Application.  Our school code is 016994.

Direct Loan Program

This program allows eligible students to borrow money at a low rate of interest. Monies borrowed from this program must be repaid. Repayment of the loan begins six months after the student graduates or withdraws from the Career Center.


1. Complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
2. Go to www.studentloans.gov

a. Sign in with your FAFSA User ID
b. Read the information provided regarding the loan process, interest rates, and repayment
c. Complete “Entrance Counseling”
d. Complete and submit the “Master Promissory Note (MPN) for Subsidized or Unsubsidized.
e. Contact Kim Robinson at 330-896-8123 to have your loan certified for the amount you want to borrow
4. Go to www.studentloans.gov to complete “Exit Counseling” before the last loan disbursement

The Direct Student Loan will be disbursed to the school in two separate payments from the U.S. Department of Education. One half of the loan will be disbursed in the Fall and one half will be disbursed in the Spring, depending on the class start date.

The school adheres to the policies and procedures set by the U.S. Department of Education, The Auditor of the State of Ohio, and the Portage Lakes Career Center Treasurer’s Office for all disbursements. Loan funds will be first applied toward tuition costs. Any balance of funds will be refunded to the student.

Students will be notified when refund checks are available.

Veterans Education Benefits

PLCC offers a $1000 discount to veterans enrolled in a full-time program.  Additional assistance can be obtained through the Veterans Education Benefits.  Interested students should contact the Financial Aid Office for application assistance.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

This funding can provide assistance to unemployed and low income students. Call your local “one stop” office for information.

  1. (330) 633-1050 – The Job Center, 1040 E. Tallmadge Ave, Akron, OH 44310
  2. (330) 723-9675 – Medina Co Workforce Development., 3721 Pearl Road, Medina, OH 44256
  3. (330) 296-2841 – Portage Co. Connection, 1081 W. Main Street, Ravenna, OH 44308-1615
  4. (330) 433-9675 – Stark Co. Workforce Initiative Association, 822 30th Street, NW, Canton, OH 44709

To remain eligible for Pell Grant funds, a full-time student must maintain satisfactory academic progress (C average) in addition to a minimum of 90% attendance. Students not in compliance with the attendance policy will be responsible for paying any financial aid expected to be received from the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuition Payment Plan

Our Tuition is All-Inclusive / No Hidden Additional Fees:  Includes class fee, textbooks, supplies, uniforms where required, certification, licensing and exam fees.

Call (330) 896-8123 to discuss the details fully.

  • An interest-free tuition payment plan is offered by the Adult Education Department for most training programs.
  • The cost of the program will be divided into payments (depending on the length of the class) with an initial payment due at the time of registration.
  • Monthly payments are due on the date agreed upon with the Financial Aid Officer.
  • For Full-Time Programs, students can choose a monthly payment plan or a quarterly payment plan.

Other Aid

Local agency funding such as offered through WIA (Job and Family Services), Veterans Assistance, and Trade Adjustment Act. Apply at local offices.