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The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a new financial aid program that addresses workforce needs by encouraging adults to pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need.

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Am I eligible?

  • Image of adult learner writingIndividuals who are 25 or older or individuals who have not been enrolled in any school within the last two years can participate.
  • The program will serve students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree and are planning to enroll part-time or full-time.
  • Individuals who make no more than $40,000 per year, filing single, or not more than $80,000, filing jointly.

How can I apply?

  • Male student typingThe application and program list for the grant is available through the State Student Financial Aid Portal. Visit https://web.dhewd.mo.gov/studentportal/ to complete the application. 
  • You must complete the FAFSA each year you are enrolled (or are planning to enroll) in college. Individuals interested in receiving Fast Track for the 2019-20 academic year will need to complete the 2019-20 FAFSA, using tax information from 2017.

The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) receives electronic FAFSA records for Missouri residents directly from the federal government. The MDHE cannot process your application until you have a FAFSA on file.

How much can I receive?

  • Image of two men in a kitchen at a computerThe Fast Track program is designed to ensure, when combined with other governmental financial aid, that tuition and fee costs are fully covered.
  • Awards will be for any remaining tuition and fee costs not covered by other state and federal student aid programs.
  • For individuals for which other aid covers the full tuition and fee costs, students are eligible for an award of up to $500 to cover other education-related expenses.

Areas of Study Eligible for Fast Track Funding at SFCC

  • A.A.S. in Agriculture (Agribusiness)
  • A.A.S. in Agriculture (Agronomy)
  • A.A.S. in Agriculture (Animal Science)
  • A.A.S. in Agriculture (Horticulture)
  • Professional Certificate in Agribusiness
  • Professional Certificate in Agronomy
  • A.A.S. in Computer Information Systems (Accounting)
  • A.A.S. in Computer Information Systems (Programming)
  • A.A.S. in Computer Information Systems (Web Development)
  • Skills Certificate in Programming
  • A.A.S. in Computer and Network Administration
  • Skills Certificate in Enterprise Server Administration
    Skills Certificate in Information Security
  • Skills Certificate in Storage and Virtualization
  • A.A. in Teaching
  • A.S. in Engineering
  • A.A.S. in Industrial Technology (Electrical Maintenance)
  • Professional Certificate in Total Productive Maintenance
  • Skills Certificate in Electro-Mechanical Technology
  • Skills Certificate in Manufacturing Production
  • A.A.S. in Engineering Design Technology
  • Professional Certificate in Engineering Design
  • Skills Certificate in Architectural Design
  • Skills Certificate in Mechanical Design
  • A.A.S. in Construction Management Technology
  • Professional Certificate in Construction Mgmt. Tech.
  • A.A.S. in Automotive Technology
  • Professional Certificate in Automotive Technology
  • Skills Certificate in Advanced Driveability
  • Skills Certificate in Automotive Chassis
  • Skills Certificate in Automotive Electrical/Electronics, Heating/Air Conditioning
  • Skills Certificate in Automotive Transmission, Driveline and Axles
  • A.A.S. in Marine Technology
  • A.A.S. in Manufacturing Technology (Precision Machining Technology)
  • A.A.S. in Manufacturing Technology (Welding)
  • Professional Certificate in Machine Tool Technology
  • Professional Certificate in Pipe Welding
  • Professional Certificate in Welding Technology
  • Skills Certificate in CNC Operation
  • Skills Certificate in Machinist (Levels I and II)
  • Skills Certificate in Structural Welding
  • A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene
  • A.A.S. in Health Information Technology
  • Professional Certificate in Medical Coding
  • A.A.S. in Medical Assisting
  • Professional Certificate in Medical Assisting
  • A.A.S. in Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • A.A.S. in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology
  • A.A.S. in Nursing
  • Professional Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • A.A.S. in Accounting

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