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Financial Aid

GRANTS
Cherokee Nation
Financial aid is available for tribal citizens needing assistance to pay tuition and testing fees. These grants may be used for a variety of occupational or technical trades.

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Fort Smith Adult Education
Financial aid is available for qualifying Arkansas residents through the Fort Smith Adult Education Center.  Click their logo to learn more.

Fort Smith Adult Education Center

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Western Arkansas Planning and Development District
Financial aid is available for qualifying Arkansas residents through Western Arkansas Planning & Development.  Click their logo to learn more.

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Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services provides a variety of FREE training and career preparation programs for qualifying Arkansas residents.

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Student loan options
Scholorships
American Welding Society Scholarship

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Arkansas Rural Endowment Fund

Student loan 

AREF was created as a private, nonprofit entity with the sole purpose of making affordable loans to rural Arkansans. Since that time, AREF has helped thousands of Arkansans attain higher education to pursue their dreams

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Meratize loan program

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Student loan 

We want to build a better future. That’s why we enable students to fund their skills-based careers with non-traditional lending methods.

We believe in skills-based education. That’s why we work to finance motivated students looking for tangible skills that will lead to a meaningful career.

SCHOLARSHIPS
American Welding Society Scholarship

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Mike Rowe Scholarship

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