What services does Opportunity Grant provide?
Opportunity Grant provides limited-income adults with little or no college credits with:
- Funding to pay up to 45 credits of tuition, course-related fees, and required textbooks when pursuing approved professional-technical training.
- Educational advising and planning, including the development of an education plan that lists the courses required each quarter to obtain the training goal in the most efficient manner.
- Advising to address barriers to academic/personal success.
- Employment assistance.
- Assistance in navigating college resources and services.
- Referrals to community partners.
How are they provided?
Students are assigned to a Program Manager who:
- Does a thorough intake to assess training goals.
- Addresses barriers to academic/personal success.
- Develops a list of next steps for the individual to take.
The list of next steps may include:
- Applying for admission to the college.
- Taking an assessment test of English and math skills.
- Registering for classes.
- Referrals to college and/or community resources.
Why are they provided?
The Opportunity Grant program provides limited-income adults with little or no college credits the opportunity to learn skills and earn a credential that helps the individual secure employment at a sustainable wage. Studies show that having a college credential and/or at least one year of college courses (45 credits) is the tipping point for individuals to become/remain economically self-sufficient over their lifetimes.
Last Updated March 16, 2021