Agency Funding

Butler Tech students are able to access financial assistance through many outside agencies:

  • Ohio Department of Higher Education

    The Ohio Department of Higher Education has a Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP). The program is based on need, and the maximum loan is $3,000. The borrower may be eligible for debt cancellation of 20 percent per year for five years (100 percent) if the borrower is employed in the clinical practice of nursing in the State of Ohio. Students beginning the program on or after July 1 must apply by June 1 of the current year. Students beginning the program on or after January 1 must apply by November 1 of previous year. For more information, call 1-888-833-1133 or visit www.ohiohighered.org/nealp.

    Important: There are deadlines for submitting this application. If you are interested in this loan, you must make sure that you send in the required paperwork to the Ohio Department of Higher Education by the appropriate deadline.

  • Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) and Easter Seals Youth Opportunity Program (YOP)
    Funding options may be available from these agencies for students who qualify. Partial to total aid may be available to cover tuition, books and supplies. Contact the agency directly to see if you qualify. The Ohio Means Jobs website is www.ohiomeansjobs.com. Or you can contact the Ohio Means Jobs agency in your area.
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)
    Funding may be available from this local agency for students with physical, mental or emotional disabilities that present a handicap to employment. Partial to total aid may be available to cover tuition, books and supplies. Contact your local or area OOD office. Information is available at www.ood.ohio.gov.
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Act
    Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) may be available for students who have lost jobs or had hours and wages reduced because of foreign trade. Contact your employer or a local Ohio Bureau of Employment Services office for more information.
  • Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act
    Funding may be available from the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) program for students who qualify. Partial to total aid may be available to cover tuition, books and supplies. To see if you are eligible for WIOA support, call your local workforce agency for more information or to attend an orientation session.

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