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Scholarship Opportunities

Students who are enrolled in the HiSET program at the Center for Adult Development and who have met specific eligibility criteria have an opportunity to receive scholarships to be used toward the cost of the HiSET exam. These scholarship opportunities are:

LCTCS NEXT STEPS SCHOLARSHIP

Students who are enrolled in the Center for Adult Development, who are in good standing with the WorkReady U program, and who are first-time test takers with a demonstrated financial hardship and readiness to pass the Louisiana HSE may apply for this scholarship. If awarded, the student will be responsible for paying any retest fee for any subtest.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be currently enrolled in an approved WorkReady U program and have accumulated enough attendance hours for a valid post-test.
  2. Must have scored “Prepared” or “Well Prepared” on the ETS, HiSET® Official Practice Test (OPT) on three (3) of the five (5) subtests.*
  3. Must have a valid state/government-issued photo ID in order to test.
  4. Must have created an ETS HiSET account http://hiset.ets.org/test_takers

Application Requirements:

  1. A completed application and the required documentation listed in this section. Only completed application forms will be considered.
  2. Student Statement: Please describe in essay form why you are applying for the scholarship (financial need) and your educational and career goals. A minimum of 500 words is required.
  3. WorkReady U Director/Supervisor must complete Section 2 and sign the Scholarship Application form.

HEP SCHOLARSHIP

Students who are enrolled in the Center for Adult Development, who are in good standing with the WorkReady U program, and who have met all eligibility requirements of the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) will be eligible for a $90 HiSET exam voucher.

Students who are enrolled in the Center for Adult Development and are interested in pursuing a career pathway while working toward their high school equivalency may qualify for scholarship opportunities.

5 FOR 6 SCHOLARSHIP

Students who are currently enrolled in the Center for Adult Development, who are in good standing with the WorkReady U program, and who wish to begin work on their postsecondary education prior to obtaining a high school diploma (or equivalency), but are unable to pass an approved Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) test, must bear the financial burden of paying for 6 credit hours (or 225 clock hours). The ATB provisions allow students without a high school diploma (or equivalency) to gain access to Title IV funding if they are enrolled in an eligible career pathway program and can complete the following:

  • Pass an independently administered Department of Education approved ATB test; or
  • Complete at least 6 credit hours (or 225 clock hours) that are applicable toward a degree (remedial coursework credit will not count) or certificate offered by a Title IV institution.

For those students who do not pass the ATB test and are therefore not eligible for federal financial aid, the 5 for 6 Scholarship may be an option.

The 5 for 6 Scholarship is designed to help defray costs by covering the tuition and non-course-specific fees for 6 credit hours of non-remedial coursework. To be eligible to receive the 5 for 6 Scholarship aid, students:

  • Must be enrolled in the Center for Adult Development and be in good standing with the WorkReady U program;
  • Must be ready to pursue an eligible career pathway;
  • Have NOT received federal financial aid in the past;
  • Do NOT currently qualify for federal financial aid;
  • Have NOT earned an Ability to Benefit (ATB) qualifying score on Accuplacer

For additional information on any of these scholarship opportunities, please call 318.570.6027.