financial aid

PAYING FOR TRAINING

Need help paying for your training? Ventura Training Institute offers a variety of payment options to help you achieve your educational goals and we will work with you to find the right payment schedule!

VTI PAYMENT PLAN

We offer an payment plan at 0% interest and give students flexible payment options. We understand that enrolling in our course is not only a time commitment but a financial one as well, so we have developed this payment plan to help students pay their way. Payments are customized to fit students' needs and schedules!

SPONSORSHIPS, GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF PORT HUENEME AND OXNARD
The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) can help fully or partially fund students, ages 16-24 and living in Oxnard & Port Hueneme areas, enrolled in any of approved training programs. It has successfully been running since its 2004 launch, serving approximately 1,100 youth ages 16-24 in the Oxnard & Port Hueneme areas. If you would like more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Club directly at (805) 483-1118 and ask to speak to Cristina Castillo or email her a Referral Form at ccastillo@bgcop.org.

DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION
To be eligible for services, an individual must have a physical or mental impairment that substantially impedes his / her ability to secure employment, and vocational rehabilitation services are required to prepare for, secure, retain, or regain employment consistent with the applicant's unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, interests, and informed choice and be able to benefit from the DOR's services in terms of an employment outcome in an integrated setting. If you think you qualify, please apply via the CA DOR website.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES of VENTURA AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES
Goodwill offers two grant programs and depending on the individual, they can pay up to $6,000 for their vocational training.

1. The first grant is called the National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG). This grant was created to help dislocated workers gain full-time employment. This grant has up to $6,000 of funds to assist the clients in obtaining a vocational training/certificate. To qualify for this grant there are only two major requirements:
- Individual must be unemployed for 15 weeks or longer
- If the individual is male, they must either register or have registered with the selective service. Females are exempt from this portion.

2. The next grant is called Prison 2 Employment (P2E). This grant assist individuals who are justice involved. We are able to provide identical services to the NDWG program, but the maximum amount of funds available is $4,500. To qualify for this grant you must meet one of two factors:
- Individual must have spent any amount of time in jail or prison
- Individual must be on some kind of formal supervision like probation or parole

If you would like more information, please contact
805-981-0130 and ask for Micah. If he is not there, leave a message or email him here at mbailey@goodwillvsb.org.

HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION - CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP
Interested in pursuing an associate’s degree or certificate program? The Horatio Alger Association award 1,020 scholarships at up to $2,500 each. If you would like more information, please check the eligibility quiz here. If you qualify, please apply directly on the Horatio Alger Scholarship website.

PATHPOINT'S YOUTH NETWORKED SERVICES
PathPoint Ventura County Division has provided comprehensive training and support services to individuals with disabilities or disadvantages since 1985. Youth Networked Services (YNS) provides educational and employment support to at-risk youth that meet Workforce Investment Act (WIA) eligibility requirements ages 16 to 24 and live in Ventura County (EXCLUDING Oxnard & Port Hueneme).
If you would like more information, please contact:
1. East County & Camarillo -               Charlotte Piper at
(805) 298-3507 or charlotte.piper@pathpoint.org
2. Santa Paula, Fillmore & Piru -       Marixza Juarez at
(805) 302-2666 or Marixza.Juarez@pathpoint.org
3. Ventura & Ojai -                                Jessica Gallardo at
(805) 202-6887 or Jessica.Gallardo@pathpoint.org

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AMERICAN INDIAN RESOURCE CENTER (SCAIR), Inc
SCAIR services participants in Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz and Sonoma Counties. They provide services both monetary emergency (rental assistance, utilities, medical help) and monetary college & career (books/supplies. union dues, license fees etc.) for native American, native Alaskan and native Hawaiian. If you believe would fall into this category, please review the attached checklist  on how to participate in their program. If you would like more information, please contact Marci at marci@scairinc.org.

SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OF SANTA BARBARA: SPECIALTY SCHOLARSHIP OR GENERAL
If you are graduate or receive a GED from Santa Barbara County high school,  planning to attend full-time as a vocational program, a U.S citizen or permanent resident and an eligible employees of the companies listed below, you may be eligible for a scholarship through the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. If you would like more information, please contact SFSB directly at (805) 687-6065.

1. Casa Dorinda (or be a spouse of an eligible Casa Dorinda employee*
2. Reichard Brothers Enterprises (Habit Burger and Hook Burger)
3. Alexander Gardens
4. Valle Verde
5. Vista del Monte
6. Villa Alamar

WORKFORCE INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY ACT PROGRAMS
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 specifies three funding streams to the states and local areas: adults, dislocated workers and youth. Most services for adults and dislocated workers are provided through the One-Stop system, and most participants use their individual training accounts to determine which training programs and training providers fit their needs. WIOA Title-I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program and that auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities

VENTURA COUNTY: Please apply at https://www.venturacountyajcc.org
SANTA BARBARA: CALL (805) 884-8002 OR (805) 884-8004​