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Financial Aid

Financial Assistance for students attending 600+ hour programs is available from a variety of sources. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a full-time (Career Development) program.

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Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)

Financial assistance from this agency is for students with documented disabilities or handicaps. Information may be obtained through your local BVR office. BVR 419.228.1421

SB1 Revolving Loan
is available for 360-Hr the Welding Certificate Program as well as Truck Driving

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Financial aid is available from this program for students who qualify. Partial to total aid is available to cover tuition, books, and supplies. Contact your county Ohio Means Jobs Department for more information.

OHIO MEANS JOBS by COUNTY:

Allen 419.999.0360
Auglaize 419.739.6505
Hancock 419.429.8031
Hardin 419.674.2312
Logan 937-599-5165
Mercer 419.586.6409
Putnam 419.538.0124
Shelby 937-498-4981 x297
Van Wert 419.238.4931

WEST OHIO CAP – Steps to Success

Steps to Success is a 4-week program that gives eligible individuals in Auglaize, Hardin, or Van Wert County the opportunity to attend learning workshops and create a customized plan to accomplish their life goals.

Complete the Steps program to earn incentives such as financial assistance for vocational training programs, and work support for uniforms, supplies and other work-related needs!

Contact 419-227-2586 for more information.

WSOS Community Action – Ready to Work Grant

Are you Unemployed??  Or are you a Veteran??

Ready to Work offers job training for long-term unemployed or veterans at no or minimal cost.  Applicants may study careers in advanced manufacturing, environmental services, health care or information technology fields.

Contact Tiffani Lewis, Career Coach at 419-429-8045 or tjlewis@wsos.org

Trade Adjustment Act (TAA)/Trade Readjustment Act (TRA)/NAFTA Funds

TAA/TRA/NAFTA funds are available to “dislocated workers” to pursue training. To complete the referral process and eligibility determination, contact your local Ohio Means Jobs office.


Financial Aid Manager

Joy BaeumelJOY BAEUMEL – FINANCIAL AID MANAGER

Phone: (419) 998-2990 Fax: (419) 998-2994 Email: joy.baeumel@apollocc.org

The Financial Aid Coordinator meets all interested prospective Apollo students individually to direct them through the various steps of acquiring financial aid whether through government grants, loans, existing government programs, etc. on an as needed basis.

FINANCIAL AID  OFFICE HOURS

Regular Office Hours:

MONDAY – THURSDAY    8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

FRIDAY                          8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

EVENING HOURS:         10:00a.m. – 6:30p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, October 5
Monday, October 9
Thursday, October 12
Monday, October 23
Tuesday, October 31
Thursday, November 2
Monday, November 6
Thursday, November 16
Tuesday, November 28
Monday, December 4
Thursday, December 7
Tuesday, December 19
OFFICE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY BREAK Dec 22 – Jan 1

Federal Financial Aid

PELL GRANT & DIRECT LOANS

PELL GRANT (FAFSA) – Based on need. No repayment.  Maximum grant for 2017-2018 is $5,920.  Need help with completing your FAFSA? Click on the link to view the online video! http://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

DIRECT SUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOAN – Based on need and repayment begins six months after you leave school.  Maximum amount for first year is $3,500* for both independent and dependent students.

DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOAN – Not need based and repayment begins six months after you leave school.  Maximum amount for first year is $9,500* less any subsidized money for independent students; and $9,500* less any subsidized money for dependent students.

DIRECT PLUS LOAN – For parents of dependent students only.  Not need based and repayment can be postponed until six months after the student leaves school.  Maximum amount may not exceed total cost of attendance less any other aid to be received.

*Amounts shown are based on a full-time program of 900 hours.  Awards will be prorated accordingly for programs with less than 900 hours.

Independent Student  – An independent student is one of the following:  at least 24 years old, married, a graduate or professional student, a veteran, a member of the armed forces, an orphan, a ward of the court, someone with legal dependents other than spouse, an emancipated minor or someone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Dependent Student – A student who does not meet any of the criteria for an independent student.

Interest Rates – First Disbursed between 7/1/17 and 6/30/18

Direct Subsidized = 4.45% Fixed

Direct Unsubsidized = 4.45% Fixed

Direct Plus = 7.0% Fixed

For more information on Direct Loans – www.studentloans.gov or www.studentaid.gov

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

To receive Federal aid (Pell Grant/Stafford Loans) you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need, except for some loan programs.
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or home school certificate (state approved).
  • Be enrolled as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress standards set by the school.
  • Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.
  • Certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and that you do not owe money on a federal student grant.
  • Comply with the Selective Service registration if required. If you are a male aged 18 through 25, and haven’t yet registered you may do so by checking a box on the FAFSA. You may also register on line at sss.gov.
  • Not be incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution.
  • Not have been convicted under federal or state law for the sale of or possession of drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.

 

LOAN COUNSELING

Recipients of the Federal Direct Student Loans are required by federal regulations to complete entrance and exit loan-counseling sessions. Entrance counseling sessions must be completed prior to the student receiving the loan proceeds. Exit counseling sessions must be completed at time of graduation or when a student leaves school. A hold will be placed on your Apollo Career Center records if you fail to complete exit counseling. Please use the link below:

Entrance or Exit Counseling


Veterans Educational Benefits

The following programs are eligible for VA funding:

Chemical Operator Electrical Certificate (432 hr) Manufacturing Engineering Technology Phlebotomy
CNC Operator Emergency Medical Tech (EMT) Basic Medical Assistant Truck Driving
CNC Programmer Fire Fighter Level 1 and 2 Medical Insurance Specialist Truck Driving / Heavy Equipment
CompTIA A+ Certification Fire Safety Inspector Multi-Craft Industrial Technology Welding and Fabrication
(900 hr)
CompTIA Network + Certification Licensed Practical Nursing Network Systems Specialist Welding Certificate (324 hr)
Early Childhood Education Light Commercial/Residential Maint Nurse Aide

Veterans’ Education Assistance Benefits

  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty Educational Assistance
  • Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 32 Veterans’ Education Assistance Program
  • Chapter 33 Post 911**
  • Chapter 35 Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance
  • Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program
  • Chapter 1607 Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program

To apply for VA Educational Benefits, please visit the VA website at https://www.vets.gov/education/apply-for-education-benefits/ and apply for benefits.

A Certificate of Eligibility is required to be presented upon registration as proof of your education benefits.

**Chapter 33 only pays the school directly, so you are allowed to start a program without payment if you can provide your VA Certificate of Eligibility in advance.

ALL OTHER BENEFITS ARE PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO STUDENT AND NOT TO THE SCHOOL.  THEREFORE, THE STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TUITION AND FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR PROGRAM.