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Other Financial Assistance

A student may receive assistance through another third party agency and may still be eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant. The CTE Orange Technical College Campuses encourage students currently assisted by other agencies to complete the FAFSA form. There are several other agencies that provide various forms of financial assistance. These include:

Other Scholarships

Certain agencies sponsor scholarship programs. Potential applicants should meet with a guidance counselor or the financial aid staff to pick up any applications currently available and discuss eligibility requirements. Scholarships are awarded on a nondiscriminatory basis and are based on an expressed desire to learn a vocational skill, economic need and other factors.

Third Party Agencies

We cooperate with agencies and employers that help pay the expense of a student. After the student has registered, the student must provide the Financial Aid Office and Business Office with a letter from the agency and if acceptable then they will bill the agency for those expenses which are eligible.

Student Financial Assistance Fund (SFAF)

The Student Financial Assistance Fund (SFAF) scholarship is funded locally from program tuition fees. The total amount available to each school fluctuates with the tuition revenue collected each year. A financial aid committee establishes the maximum award per student. Those in all eligible programs may be eligible for this scholarship.

Criteria for receiving the SFAF scholarship are:

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA form)
  • Demonstrate proof of current financial need
  • Be a Florida resident
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen of the U.S. with a valid Social Security number
  • Have a high school diploma or GED or concurrently enrolled in a GED program and a career certificate program
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Be working toward a career certificate
  • Meet any additional and/or more definitive program eligibility requirements.

See the Financial Aid Office regarding this scholarship opportunity.

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain or retain employment. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.

Students who meet the criteria for education/training through this government agency may enroll in career certificate programs at any CTE Orange Technical College Campus. Guidance counselors and the Vocational Rehabilitation representative cooperate in serving students who qualify for this assistance. The Vocational Rehabilitation Agency requires students to apply for the Federal Pell Grant.

For more information visit:

CareerSource Central Florida

CareerSource Central Florida is funded by state and federal grants external to the Department of Education budget:

  • To provide locally planned job training and placement services for individuals who are unemployed or underemployed. Eligibility is based on past income and work history. Special programs are available for veterans, single parents, handicapped persons, migrant workers, persons receiving unemployment benefits or who have received notice of a layoff or are long-term unemployed.
  • To establish programs to prepare youth and adults facing serious barriers to employment for participation in the labor force by providing job training and other services that will result in increased employment and earning, increased educational and occupational skills and decreased welfare dependency, thereby improving the quality of the workforce and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the Nation.
  • Students sponsored by CareerSource will need to submit monthly timesheets as well as OCP Certificates once completed to CareerSource.
  • For more information please visit:

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