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Financing Your Workforce Courses

Workforce and Professional Education programs are awarded Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and are considered non-credit and do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid.  However, there are other state, local and private agencies available to help. 

  • Search for WIOA scholarship approved certificate programs. To find out if you're eligible for a scholarship, please contact your local job center or reference the contacts listed below.
  • UCM hosts monthly Open Houses at the Missouri Innovation Campus, 1101 NW Innovation Parkway, Lee's Summit, MO, from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm.  Representatives from the National Guard, Full Employment Council and other agencies are available to discuss benefits and qualifications. 

Upcoming Open House Dates are: Sept. 24, Oct. 29, and Nov. 26.  

Funding Options

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Missouri Career Centers

 The Missouri workforce system staff are located in Job Centers around the state to help job seekers find quality jobs and employers find qualified workers.  The work centers also assist with job skills training.
Find a Missouri Job Center

 

 

 

 
Adult Learners

Full Employment Council (FEC)

The FEC is a business-led private non-profit corporation whose mission is to obtain public and private sector employment for the unemployed and the underemployed residents of the Greater Kansas City area. FEC accomplishes this goal by working in collaboration with businesses, local units of government, educational institutions, labor and community-based organizations.  The FEC supplies employers with a skilled workforce by obtaining public and private sector employment for the unemployed and the underemployed Missouri residents of Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, and Ray County.

FEC Locations

 
 Bright Horizons - Ed Assist

EdAssist

UCM has partnered with Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions® to provide benefits to client employees.  Please contact your employer to determine if they are an EdAssist partner.  If your company is a client, UCM will provide a 5% tuition discount for online, professional education, and courses taken at our Lee's Summit location. 

 

 
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Private Lender List

While professional education courses are not eligible for federal financial aid, there are private (non-federal) lending organizations that offer loan funds to assist students.  To learn more about the products offered by our Preferred Lenders, please visit ELM Select (Educational Loan Management System).  You are not limited to the lenders listed.  Currently, the lenders that will do private loans for certificate seeking students are Salliemae, Wells Fargo, and PNC.  To access the preferred lenders list select undergraduate as your status.  

 
 Military Family

MyCAA

Eligible military spouses can receive a $4,000 scholarship.  The MyCAA program is designed to help eligible military spouses gain the training needed to start a rewarding career.

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