GAP Tuition Assistance - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
GAP Tuition Assistance

GAP Tuition Assistance

For students pursuing short-term certificates in non-credit programs, most forms of federal aid are not applicable. However, full tuition assistance is available to qualifying students through the GAP Tuition Assistance Program. To qualify, students must meet certain income guidelines. The chart below outlines these guidelines.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible, non-credit Continuing Education programs must meet the following requirements:

  • Credential or certification
  • State, national, or locally recognized certificate
  • Preparation for a professional exam/licensure
  • Endorsement to existing credential/license

GAP Programs

Accounting

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Boiler Operator
  • Electrical Pre-apprenticeships
  • HVAC Pre-apprenticeships
  • Industrial Maintenance Pre-apprenticeships
  • Plumbing Pre-apprenticeships
  • Production Welding
  • Residential Plumbing Certificate
  • Welding
  • Solid Works Essentials

Health & Safety

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Advanced Medical Life Support
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • IV Therapy: Concepts & Technician
  • Medication Aide
  • Medication Manager
  • Paramedic
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support
  • Safety & Health Specialist
  • ServSafe Certificate

Information Technology

  • Basic Computer / Networking

Office

  • Office Assistant

Transportation and Logistics

  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Income Guidelines

Family Size   Total Household Income Eligible Range
  150% to 250%
1 $ 20,385 $ 33,975
2 $ 27.465 $ 45.775
3 $ 34,545 $ 57,575
4 $ 41,625 $ 69,375
5 $ 48,705 $ 81,175
6 $ 55,785 $ 92.975
7 $ 62,865 $ 104,775
8 $ 69,945 $ 116,575
Note: add $6,720 (150%) - $11,800 (250%) for each additional family member

Apply for Funding

To apply for Gap Assistance, download a Gap Tuition Assistance Program Application Packet.