If you are a TANF recipient or qualify as low income under federal guidelines and are interested in a health care career, you may be eligible to attend Gateway Community and Technical College under a special federal grant.
The Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) offers financial assistance as well as student support for low income and TANF recipients to help you successfully complete a credential that will help you find a job in a growing healthcare occupation where median wages can range from $23,000 to nearly $30,000 a year.
If you qualify, you may receive financial assistance for tuition reimbursement, textbooks, state testing fees, transportation reimbursement, and/or child care reimbursement, depending on the program you choose.
You must be interested in an Allied Health eligible major and eligible for a PELL grant, receive TANF/KTAP assistance, or have a household income at or below 150% of the poverty level.
Some programs require that you not have a felony conviction. You must be enrolled at Gateway and be in good academic standing.
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This document was supported by Grant 90FX0008 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.
The Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program is a demonstration project funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The primary goals of this project are to: 1) provide education and training to low-income individuals for occupations in healthcare that pay well; and 2) learn what kinds of education and training programs work.