Financial Assistance for CCE - Students

Financial Aid Programs

The majority of financial aid programs such as the Pell Grant, Stafford Loan or the Lottery Tuition Assistance Scholarships are only available to students enrolled in the College's credit programs. CCE has worked to find resources for prospective students of our in-demand QuickJob Training Program courses.  The funding sources found on this page may fit your needs.  Call or email as noted below, by resource, to discuss these opportunities.

Before selecting a loan program, research which financing option best meets your needs. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each available choice since each one will vary in repayment timelines, APRs and more. Before financing be sure to:

  • Research every financing option and program available.
  • Look for a loan plan that offers the most flexibility in repayments and charges a reasonable rate.
  • Borrow as little as possible.
  • Learn about and understand your personal credit history. Your personal credit information can be found at the following agencies:
    • Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union. S.C. residents can receive a one-time free credit report from these credit agencies:

    Equifax: 1-800-685-1111 (
    Experian: 1-888-397-3742 (
    Trans Union: 1-800-888-4213 (

Career Loans for CCE Classes/Programs

Wells Fargo Education Connection: Career Loan - Prospective students also may apply over the phone by calling 1-877-412-5325. When submitting a Wells Fargo Education Career Loan application for a CCE class/program, please use this code: 004926-70.

VA Benefits for CCE Classes/Programs

You may qualify for VA educational benefits. To find out if you qualify, visit or visit your local VA office. Contact or call our Customer Service Center at 864-646-1700 to find out about CCE's programs that are approved by the VA.

AARP Back to Work 50+Grant Scholarships

Students above the age of 50 wishing to pursue careers in Healthcare Support, Office and Administrative Support, and Computer occupations may be eligible for scholarships under this program.  Funding amounts vary based on the program of study. For more information and to register for an information session, contact the AARP BACK TO WORK 50+ Customer Care Center toll-free at 1-855-850-2525, (select option 2).

Make It In America Grant Scholarships

Students who wish to pursue occupations as industrial operators, CNC operators, or industrial welders may qualify for scholarships under the Make It In America grant.  Contact Richard Parker for more information on this funding source and program.

South Carolina Manufacturing Certification (SCMC) Scholarships

Persons wishing to learn essential skills for in-demand advanced manufacturing jobs may be eligible to have their tuition paid under the state SCMC program. Contact Ron Humphries for more information on this funding source and program.

Workforce Investment Act Funding (WIA) for CCE Classes/Programs

You may qualify for WIA training funds if you have been separated from your job. To find out if you qualify, call your local SCWorks Center.  The Anderson/Oconee/Pickens County Centers are: 

Anderson SCWorks Center
512 Michelin Blvd
Anderson, SC 29625
Telephone: (864) 226-6273
Fax: (864) 261-0489
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Clemson SCWorks Center
1376 Tiger Blvd
Clemson, SC 29631
Telephone: (864) 643-0071
Fax: (864) 772-9250
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Easley SCWorks Center
1774 Powdersville Rd
Easley, SC 29642
Telephone: (864) 220-8990
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Honea Path SCWorks Center
Watkins Community Center
204 S. Main St
Honea Path, SC 29654
Telephone: (864) 646-1861
Fax: (864) 772-9250
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Seneca SCWorks Center
100 Vocational Drive
Seneca, SC 29672
Telephone: (864) 885-9345
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

  Tax Deductions for Higher Education

What educational expenses are deductible?

You may be able to deduct work-related educational expenses as an itemized deduction on Schedule A of Form 1040, line 20. To be deductible, your expenses must be for education that:

  • Maintains or improves skills required in your present job; or
  • Serves a business purpose and is required by your employer, or by law or regulations, to keep your present salary, status, or job.

Certain restrictions also apply. For more information, refer to Publication 508 (PDF), Tax Benefits for Work-Related Education; and Tax Topic 513, Educational Expenses:

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