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Kilgore College offering tuition assistance for students displaced by COVID-19

Eligible students will receive up to $2,500 in tuition per semester if approved
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Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 4:46 AM CST
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KILGORE, Texas (KSLA) - An east Texas college wants to ensure students adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic are able to get back up on their feet, with the help of a sizable grant.

Kilgore College announced it’s receiving $750,000 from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for emergency aid. The goal is to help students who may have lost a job or had to leave school finish a degree program to make them competitive in the workforce.

Eligible students will receive up to $2,500 in tuition per semester if approved.

Eligible students will receive up to $2,500 in tuition per semester if approved.

Those interested should click here and fill out an online form as soon as possible to apply.

Students must major in one of the following degrees:

  • Accounting
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Computer Office Management
  • Computer & Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Diesel Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technology & Paramedic
  • Fire Protection
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Instrumentation & Electrical Technology
  • Nursing – ADN & LVN
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Process Technology
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Welding Technology

Below is the following criteria for eligibility:

  • Must be a Texas resident
  • Must complete the FAFSA and be eligible for federal student aid (Note: state and institutional student aid must be used first)
  • Must not have been enrolled in an accredited college or university in the previous long semester or previous six months
  • Must affirm that you have been adversely affected by COVID-19
  • Have either been displaced from employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic or be a Texas student who stopped out of college without completing a credential

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