SLTC students are funded through various means. Although the majority use a student loan or personally fund their education, we have included information below about other ways to secure funding.
Sallie Mae – Career Training Smart Option Student Loan
Southeast Lineman Training Center offers student loans through Sallie Mae’s Smart Option Loan. (100% of Tuition, fees and living expenses are covered with the smart option loan) Click here to get started. (IMPORTANT! Do not apply for Sallie Mae until you have been accepted and a school representative tells you to.)
Department of Labor – TAA/WIOA (for those who qualify)
The Federal Government has a program known as the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act. This program allows individuals who are unemployed or underemployed to receive funds for retraining. To see if you qualify you need to visit your local unemployment office also known as a One-Stop Center or Career Center. Some states will pay for all the cost associated with retraining while others only pay a portion.
For individuals who are the result of a plant closing are typically eligible for TAA or Trade Act Funds. This program covers 100% of the cost of retraining.
G.I. Bill (for those who qualify)
Veterans of the Armed Services should visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/ to apply for benefits. SLTC is approved to certify veterans for G.I. Bill Post 9/11 benefits, which pays up to 100% of program cost and housing. Once you graduate from SLTC and enroll into an apprenticeship program you are eligible for VA benefits through the On-the-job or Apprenticeship Training Program, which will continue to pay you benefits along with receiving a salary from your employer.
Registration Time for VA Recipients (for those who qualify)
For the Department of Veterans Affairs benefit recipients, registration for the ELP must be within 10 days of the start of the scheduled program term.
Local Bank or Personal Loan
Contact your local bank or credit union to see if you qualify to obtain a personal loan to cover your tuition and fees for the Electrical Lineworker Program.