Funding Options

for Career and Workforce Training

Need help paying for workforce development programs?

Harford Community College offers several opportunities to obtain scholarships, tuition assistance and payment plans for those looking to increase their earning potential, upgrade job skills, secure a license or certification, or advance their career.

RELIEF Funds Now Available for Students

Harford Community College was recently awarded $407,130 as part of the Recovery Now Fund for Community Colleges from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) as part of the RELIEF Act, 2021. This fund allows Harford Community College to expand existing programs and develop new, in-demand workforce development programming to assist those who have been impacted by Coronavirus, are recently unemployed, or want to improve their job skills to re-enter the workforce. For questions about RELIEF funded programs, contact Danielle Anderson.

Currently, there is funding available for the following certification programs:

CompTIA A+ [begins APR 12]   |   CompTIA Network+ [begins MAY 24]    |   Red Cross Lifeguard and Pool Operator  [dates TBD]  |  Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate [MS Word begins MAY 4, MS Excel begins MAY 25, MS PowerPoint begins JUN 15]   |   
Certified Customer Service Professional (CCSP®)  begins APR 26  |   90-hr. Maryland Childcare Provider [begins APR 22]

 

GEER II Funding Coming Soon

A second round of funds was just made available through the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. Tuition scholarships, exam vouchers, and book awards will be offered to those interested in certification and licensure programs to retrain, upskill, and start or advance your career. Contact training@harford.edu for more information.

 

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

This scholarship is available to students that are accepted into the HCC Paramedic Program and meet the eligibility requirement. One scholarship is awarded per cohort, up to $5,000.00. Funds can be used for tuition, fees, textbooks and program associated costs.

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If you're interested in pursuing a career in IT, Construction/Trades, or Healthcare, you should apply now for this scholarship.

The following Workforce Development programs are approved as eligible for
Maryland's Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship:
A+ Certification | Certified Nursing Assistant | Culinary Technician | Drone Technology | Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) | Heavy Equipment Operator | HVAC | Nurse Refresher | Paramedic and Phlebotomy Technician

This state funded scholarship is available to Maryland residents or graduates of a Maryland High School that are registering for an approved Workforce Development program—both new and current students may apply. Up to $2,000.00 per fiscal year can be awarded. Applications are reviewed in the order received and based on available funding.

Prior to submitting your application:

• email training@harford.edu.

• type (application name) application submission in the subject line.

• you will receive a return email with a secure link to upload your application and supporting documents.

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This College funded scholarship is awarded based on financial need and available for those students completing a Workforce Development Program. Funds will cover tuition and fees. Applications are reviewed in the order received and based on available funding.

Prior to submitting your application:

• email training@harford.edu.

• type (application name) application submission in the subject line.

• you will receive a return email with a secure link to upload your application and supporting documents.

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Harford Community College has received $477,265 to help those enrolling in specific certificate or licensure programs. Awards will be distributed in the form of scholarships, achievement stipends, exam vouchers, and money for materials and supplies.

The following noncredit programs are currently open and eligible for  GEER funding:
OSHA Forklift Certification  |  APPLY NOW » noncredit
Certified Customer Service Professional (CCSP®)  |  APPLY NOW » noncredit

The following credit programs are approved for GEER funding: 
THERE ARE NO CREDIT PROGRAMS ELIGIBLE FOR GEER FUNDING AT THIS TIME.

 

If you are unemployed, please check with Susquehanna Workforce Network:

Havre de Grace: 443.866.9161
Bel Air: 443.866.9161
Cecil County: 410.996.0550

The following workforce and allied health programs are approved for VA Educational Benefits.

Emergency Medical Technician
(Residency Program Only)

Paramedic

Phlebotomy Technician

Essentials of Network & Security Administration Certification Program
Each of these certifications must be earned in order to qualify for VA benefits.  A+  |  Network+  |  Security+

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

Project Management Certification Program (PMP)

For more information, contact Military and Veteran Services,  443.412.2100 or 443.412.2612.

Harford Community College offers a payment plan that allows you to make monthly payments with a minimum balance of $300 in tuition and course fees for a Workforce Development program.

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or call 443.412.2376

Funded by the Susquehanna Workforce Network, Inc., scholarships for workforce development programs leading to high-demand occupational training certificates are available to students 18-24 years of age who qualify. Contact dwills@harford.edu or 443.412.2695 to learn more.

This scholarship is awarded to Harford County residents registering for a Workforce Development Program. Funds can be used for tuition, fees, textbooks and program associated costs. Up to $1,000.00 will be awarded.

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This scholarship is available to Harford County residents applying to a Workforce Development Program. Must be able to demonstrate you are a graduate of Harford County Public Schools OR have earned your GED in Harford County, and received a 2.75 GPA or higher from a HCPS. Funds can be used for tuition, fees, textbooks and program associated costs. Scholarship is in the amount of $500.00 and one is awarded per year.

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Many banks offer low-interest alternative education loans. Contact your local bank or credit union for information.