Traviss Career Center
3225 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL 33803

Phone: 863.499.2700
Fax: 863.499.2706
URL: www.traviss.edu

Director:
Dr. Wayne Dickens

Equity Statement

Financial Aid

Students seeking financial aid should speak with the Center’s Financial Aid Coordinator. Applicants must be officially accepted at the Center before applications for financial aid can be approved. The Financial Aid Coordinator will help determine students’ eligibility. A list of available financial assistance programs for adult/postsecondary students follows:

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage Americans in intensive volunteer service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. After successfully completing a term of service, AmeriCorps members enrolled in the National Service Trust are eligible to receive an education award. Traviss Career Center automatically bills the National Service Trust each semester for fees covered by AmeriCorps.

Florida Bright Futures

Traviss Career Center participates in this state-funded financial assistance program. Please see the Financial Aid Coordinator for additional information.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Information

Florida Prepaid College Plan

Florida Prepaid is available to students who have paid into this state operated college plan. Traviss Career Center automatically bills Florida Prepaid each semester for fees covered by the Florida Prepaid Plan.

Florida Student Assistance Grant Program Career Education

This grant is awarded to students who qualify according to Federal Government Title IV Student Aid guidelines. This grant is an award and does not require repayment. A student must be a certificate seeking student in 450 hour or longer program and must meet the EFC guidelines.

Florida Vocational Tuition Assistance

Traviss Financial Aid (TFA) is available to students who do not qualify for any other financial aid and for programs that are less than 600 clock hours. Students must meet eligibility requirements based on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Please see our Financial Aid Coordinator for additional information.

Indian Affairs

Those eligible for education and training are encouraged to direct questions to the Governor's Council on Indian Affairs Office in Tallahassee, or obtain information from the Guidance Counselor or Financial Aid Coordinator. www.fgcia.com

PELL Grant

This grant is awarded to students who qualify according to Federal Government Title IV Student Aid guidelines. This grant is an award and does not require repayment. A student must have a GED or 24 credit high school diploma and be a certificate-seeking student in a 600 hour or longer program. Students must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and provide the necessary documentation to verify their application. Students who qualify must sign an agreement titled Traviss Career Center Policies and Conditions. Students will also receive an award letter which includes the tentative amount of Pell money available for the current academic year. Each student's attendance and grades will be monitored each month.

FAFSA Website - www.fafsa.ed.gov (School Code: 014706)

*Traviss Career Center does not participate in any Title IV Loan programs.

Polk County Workforce Development Board

Funding is available to students who live in Polk County and who meet the need for high-wage/high-skill occupations. This financial assistance program is administered by Polk Works, Inc. For additional information please see representatives in the Student Services office or any Polk Works One-Stop Career Center.

Veterans' Benefits

VA certified for classes for daytime qualifying Veterans for programs approved for Veterans’ training by the State Approving Agency under the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. Upon meeting the entrance requirements of the specific program(s) desired, persons eligible to receive benefits may enroll, complete necessary paperwork, and receive allowances. A list of programs approved for veterans is available in the student services center.

Vocational Rehabilitation

The Florida Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a Division of the Department of Education. Vocational Rehabilitation provides services when a physical or mental handicap interferes with an adult’s ability to work. Questions concerning eligibility for VR benefits should be directed to the Vocational Rehabilitation counselor currently stationed at the Winter Haven or Lakeland One-Stop Career Center, at the main VR offices, or with the Adult Guidance Counselor at Traviss.

Other Scholarships

Many students receive scholarships and awards from sources outside of Traviss Career Center. These funds are deposited into a trust fund and are administered by the Traviss Career Center Business Office according to the guidelines of the donating sources.