Financial Aid

Students should obtain a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) worksheet form from the Financial Aid Office of the school from which they plan to attend for Advanced Manufacturing Pathway courses. Most financial aid programs are determined by analyzing the families' ability to pay in relation to the cost for a school year. In order to determine financial need on a uniform basis, each applicant must submit the FAFSA online via the internet at

After financial need has been established, your financial needs may be met through one of several funds or through a financial aid package consisting of a combination of funds and programs, including Pell grants or reduced-interest loans.

Once you have chosen the institution from which you plan to pursue your manufacturing pathway certification, contact the institution’s financial aid office. Students may enter the pathway through qualified certificates or degrees from almost any institution. In West Central Ohio, the most active education partners of the WCOMC include:

Rhodes State College Rhodes State College – (419) 995-8800
Apollo Career Center Apollo Career Center - (866) 998-2824
Ohio Hi Point Ohio Hi Point – (937) 599-3010 ext. 1402
Ohio Northern University Ohio Northern University - (419) 772-2272

Education & Training for Displaced Workers

Displaced workers may also qualify for workforce training program money to cover costs of certification or associate’s degrees. For more information, contact your Ohio Means Jobs West Central Ohio offices:

Allen County – (419) 999-0360
Paulding County – (419) 399-3345
Putnam County – (419) 523-4580 ext. 160
Auglaize County - (419) 739-7225
Hardin County - (419) 674-2312
Mercer County – (419) 586-6409
Van Wert County – (419) 238-4931
Hancock County - (419) 422-3679 ext. 1456


Scholarships are also available from the WCOMC and its participating education institutions. Scholarships are awarded based on various minimum standards such as academic requirements, where the student resides, financial needs or other factors.

The WCOMC offers one $500 scholarship each year to a student pursuing a manufacturing-related degree or certificate at Rhodes State College. For more information on the WCOMC and other scholarships available through Rhodes State College, visit the website at Click "Future Students" on the upper left of the homepage, then click "Financial Aid."

Other education partners:

Apollo Career Center Apollo Career Center
Ohio Hi Point Ohio Hi Point
Ohio Northern University Ohio Northern University