Pell Grant and Approved Training Opportunities

Education and training opportunities are available for unemployed workers. Job seekers receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefits will receive special consideration for financial aid to pay for job training or education and may also be eligible to continue receiving UI benefits while enrolled in approved training and education programs.

If you are interested in pursuing these opportunities, we suggest you do the following:

Not every training program will excuse you from the requirement that you seek and be available for work in order to receive unemployment benefits. Also, not every training program will qualify for Pell Grants; please contact the institution of higher education (IHE) you would like to attend to learn more.