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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Process

Simi Institute for Careers & Education firmly believes in the life changing power of an education. Our "Career in a Year" programs offer students the fast track to a new career. Internships, Externships and Apprenticeships help students make contacts with local employers. 

If you are struggling financially, please explore the following financial aid options prior to enrolling in courses or paying any tuition or fees, unless otherwise noted. Once a student is determined to be eligible for one of our partner's scholarship options, funds from those options are applied to the eligible fee category, such as tuition, books, supplies, etc. All awards are given through our Business Office.

Financial Aid Partners

Simi Institute for Careers & Education has many partners providing financial support for our students. Thank you to the following organizations and individuals for sharing our vision of assisting students in meeting their career goals.

 

America's Job Center of California (WIOA)

WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

WIOA may help pay for the following courses:

Account Clerk, Bookkeeper, Certified Nursing Assistant, Electrocardiography Technician, Emergency Medical Technician Basic, Graphic Designer, Machine Technology, Medical Assistant / Front & Back Office, Medical Insurance Billing / Insurance Clerk, Multimedia Technician, Payroll Accounting Clerk, PC Computer Operator Specialist, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, Surgical Technologist, Web Design and Development, Welding, Welding Advanced

Click here for more information.

If you know you are eligible, you can expedite the application process by emailing Alex Garcia: alex.garcia@ventura.org

 


Department of Rehabilitation

Tuition and vocational planning assistance for individuals with disabilities.  

Local offices:

  • Thousand Oaks: 805-371-6279
  • Oxnard / Ventura: 805-385-2400
  • Canoga Park: 818-596-4302

 

WIOA Youth Services

You may be eligible if you are 16 - 24 years old, live in Ventura County, and also face one of these circumstances:

  • Experiencing homelessness
  • Challenges with finishing high school
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • In or transitioning out of the foster care system
  • Past conviction
  • Documented disability
  • English Language Learner

This program may help pay for the following courses:

Account Clerk, Bookkeeper, Certified Nursing Assistant, Electrocardiography Technician, Emergency Medical Technician Basic, Graphic Designer, Machine Technology, Medical Assistant / Front & Back Office, Medical Insurance Billing / Insurance Clerk, Multimedia Technician, Payroll Accounting Clerk, PC Computer Operator Specialist, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, Surgical Technologist, Web Design and Development, Welding, Welding Advanced

For more information, please contact Patricia Cervantes: pcervantes@goodwillvsb.org | 805-981-0130

 


National Dislocated Worker Grant

Grants for Ventura County residents that have been unemployed for 15 weeks or longer. Male applicants must be registered for selective service in order to be eligible. Contact Micah Bailey: 805-981-0130 or mbailey@goodwillvsb.org

This grant may help pay for the following courses:

Account Clerk, Bookkeeper, Certified Nursing Assistant, Electrocardiography Technician, Emergency Medical Technician Basic, Graphic Designer, Machine Technology, Medical Assistant / Front & Back Office, Medical Insurance Billing / Insurance Clerk, Multimedia Technician, Payroll Accounting Clerk, PC Computer Operator Specialist, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, Surgical Technologist, Web Design and Development, Welding, Welding Advanced

 


Prison to Employment

Grants for Ventura County residents that have spent time in county, state, or federal jail. Can be on county supervision (i.e. parole). Contact Micah Bailey: 805-981-0130 or mbailey@goodwillvsb.org

This grant may help pay for the following courses:

Account Clerk, Bookkeeper, Certified Nursing Assistant, Electrocardiography Technician, Emergency Medical Technician Basic, Graphic Designer, Machine Technology, Medical Assistant / Front & Back Office, Medical Insurance Billing / Insurance Clerk, Multimedia Technician, Payroll Accounting Clerk, PC Computer Operator Specialist, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, Surgical Technologist, Web Design and Development, Welding, Welding Advanced

 


Dye Scholarship Foundation

Financial assistance to Ventura County adults to establish or advance their careers through vocational training, certifications, and college degrees. Works best for students who are already enrolled in a program on campus that has more than one semester payment, but is not a requirement. (Please note: currently not available for Cosmetology, Esthetician, Manicuring, or Phlebotomy programs.)  

Click here for application.

 


Gene Haas Foundation (Machine Technology only)

Through the Gene Haas Foundation, we can assist with tuition costs exclusively for Machine Technology program students. Financial difficulty should not be a hindrance to pursuing a career in manufacturing. To apply, please contact Oygar Lindskog, Lead Machine Technology Program Instructor:

oygar.lindskog@simivalleyusd.org

 


My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (Military Spouses)

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certifications or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in an occupation or career field. Spouses may use their My Career Advancement Account Scholarship funds at any academic institution approved for participation in the scholarship.

Those eligible for the scholarship include spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O-2 who have successfully completed high school and have the ability to request tuition assistance while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and reserves in these same pay grades are eligible.

To apply, please visit the MyCAA website or call 800-342-9647

 


Simi Institute Scholarship Funds

If you do not qualify for any of the above assistance, our school offers a small one-time scholarship for certain programs if qualifications are met.

Click here for application.

 


Jewish Free Loan Association

Interest-free loans. You do not need to be Jewish to qualify.

Click here for more information.