CAREER SOLUTIONS ONE STOP CENTER
At no cost to the student, the Career Solutions One stop Center may be able to assist in meeting the costs for training. Call the local One Stop Center in Houma at (985) 876-8990 for information on eligibility.
CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES
CSS provides various types of assistance dependent upon the student’s need. Call (985) 876-7751.
Registered Native American students who enroll in training conducted in an institutional setting may be eligible to receive funding from Inter-Tribal. Contact the Inter-Tribal Council of La, Inc. at (985) 851-5408.
LOUISIANA REHABILITATION SERVICES (LRS)
LRS is a state agency whose purpose is to assist persons with a disabling condition(s) that may be a barrier to employment or training. Additional information can be obtained by calling (985) 857-3652.
NATIONAL GUARD TUITION EXEMPTION
Contact the FAO at (985) 448-7908.
STRATEGIES TO EMPOWER PEOPLE (STEP)
The Strategies to Empower People program is for recipients of the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) and is designed to help parents take charge of their lives through education, training, or job development leading to employment. For more information, call (985) 857-3659.
UNITED HOUMA NATIONS
United Houma Nations provides various types of assistance to Registered Native American students dependent upon the student’s need. Call (985) 448-7908 for additional information.
VETERANS EDUCATION BENEFITS (VA)
Those eligible for VA Education Benefits should go online to www.va.gov to complete an application to receive benefits or contact the FAO at Fletcher. Certificates of eligibility should be presented to the FAO. Call 1-800-827-1000 for more information regarding education benefits.
VETERANS VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EMPLOYMENT
This program helps veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for and find jobs within their physical, mental, and emotional capabilities. Additional information is available at http://www.veterans-opportunity-program.com or by calling (504) 619-4346.
STUDENT LOANS (TITLE IV)
Fletcher does not participate in the Guaranteed Student Loan program. To apply for a deferment on a prior Guaranteed Student Loan (Stafford Loan), obtain a deferment form from your lender and bring it to the Office of Student Services. Student loan deferment verification letters and/or forms require a minimum of two to three processing days.
HELPING WOMEN PAY FOR COLLEGE
With options ranging from institutional scholarships and federal loans to organizational grants and work-study programs, women pursuing post-secondary education can often secure funding from multiple sources to finance their collegiate experience. For many female students, however, the problem is finding scholarships catering specifically to their interests and goals. The guide below makes this process easier by highlighting the type of women’s funding programs available, providing insight on how to find and apply for scholarships, and giving advice on how to seek out unconventional funding sources. Visit affordablecollegesonline.org for more information.