Financial Aid

Financial Aid

CEWD offers financial assistance for vocational training programs and courses to students who meet specific criteria. 

FASFA does not apply to CEWD courses.

CEWD Workforce Training programs do not qualify for Federal Pell Grants and are not 1098-T form eligible.


Texas Public Education Grants (TPEG)
State legislation has made grant funds available to students with financial need for workforce and career training classes. Limited funds are available for persons who qualify to assist with payment of a percentage of tuition for vocational courses. These limited funds are distributed on a first come, first serve basis for qualified applicants, and vary by course. Books are not included. This grant does not require repayment and is applicable for courses with tuition over $1000.

The following CEWD programs are available for TPEG assistance

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) / (NCRT)
  • Commercial Truck Driving (CDL)
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Office Billing and Coding
  • Medication Administration
  • Pipe Fitting
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Welding

To apply, bring in the following documentation to H103 during business hours, or email to you are under 24, not married or do not have children, then we also need these documents from your parents/guardians.)

  • 2018 W2s
  • 2018 Tax filing (1040)
  • 2018 tax transcript. This can be obtained from the IRS website
  • TPEG Form

Metallica Scholars Program
ACC is one of two colleges in the state of Texas to provide the Metallic Scholars Initiative grant for students looking to enter a trade. 

Qualified students would only need to pay $218.20 out of pocket to complete the CDL program. The grant funds $3,930.00 in tuition and fees.

To apply, you must demonstrate financial need by being approved for a government subsidized program and/or COVID-19 related hardship.  



Community College PetroChem Initiative
The Community College Petrochemical Initiative (C.C.P.I.) scholarship is funded by Exxon/Mobil and designed for students pursuing a degree or certificate in a petrochemical field. [Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Pipefitting, Process Technology (Operator), Welding]. The application deadline has passed. Check back for the 2021 application.

ACC Foundation CEWD Scholarship
Through an ACC Foundation scholarship, up to $500 is available for qualified current CEWD student. Visit The POD/Paying for College/Scholarships to apply.   


VA Funding

The CDL-Truck Driving and Dental Assistant programs are approved for Chapter 33, Chapter 30, Chapter 1606, Chapter 1607, Chapter 35 and Chapter 31 VA funds. For more information on VA Funding contact our veteran adviser at

Alternative Student Loans

Alternative student loans, also known as private student loans, are specialized college student loans designed to provide supplemental funding to cover costs associated with college. They are typically provided by banks or other institutions and are not federally funded. More information can be found by searching "alternative student loans" online.


For additional information on the steps for financial aid, please contact the Continuing Education Workforce Development Office at 281.756.3787 or stop by the ACC Campus, Building H, Room 103.