Finding Financial Aid

College is a substantial financial investment; however, we believe no one should be denied an education due to cost. You can help mitigate those costs by seeking financial aid and scholarships early. And don’t forget the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is the starting point for all things post secondary education.

College Scholarship Workshop

We invite students and parents to join us virtually for a college scholarship workshop on Tuesday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m. You will receive tips to help you find money to pay your college bills. Please register online or call (814) 781-3437. See our college scholarship workshop flyer for more information.

Virtual FAFSA Presentation

Current Scholarship Opportunities

Current CTC students who demonstrate financial need may apply for our community-supported EITC scholarship. This scholarship may be used to purchase tools, equipment, and/or technology needed to participate in any of our industry classes. For example, past scholarship funds have supplied the following:

  • Boots
  • Uniforms
  • Tools
  • Printers
  • Books
  • Supplies
  • Instructional materials
  • Certification costs
  • Computer programs

We offer these scholarships on a first-come-first-served basis. So, if you qualify, please apply by September 30 to ensure fund availability.

Income Guidelines
This is a need-based scholarship based on adjusted gross income as reported on federal tax forms. (You will need to supply a copy of your most recent tax form to apply. That form must list the enrolled student as a dependent along with your adjusted gross income.)

  • Families with 1 claimed dependent who make less than $96,600
  • Families with 2 claimed dependents who make less than $113,600 
  • Families with 3 claimed dependents who make less than $130,600 
  • Families with 4 claimed dependents who make less than $147,600 
  • Families with 5 claimed dependents who make less than $164,600 
  • For every additional dependent claimed, add $17,000 to the annual household income

Apply online at Commonwealth Charitable Management. If you have questions or need help, please contact Kim Mooney or Kristin Hawyer at (814) 642-2573.