Financial Assistance

For information on any of these programs, please contact us at 813.259.6010 or

Open Door Scholarship Program

The Open Door Scholarship Program 2023-2024, funded by the Florida Department of Education, is designed to support students completing short-term and technical education credentialing courses. The goal of the program is for participants to successfully attain a workforce certificate in high-demand fields on the following selected courses: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Licensed Massage Therapist, Patient Care Technician, EKG, Certified Cloud Professional, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and CDL

CLICK HERE to apply.

Sunshine Health Works Scholarship

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Hillsborough Community College Foundation and Sunshine Health have teamed up to provide Florida residents with the Sunshine Health Works Scholarship. The scholarship will cover 90% of the cost of tuition, fees, examination, books, and materials for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.

CLICK HERE to get started.

Electrical Line Worker Scholarship

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Hillsborough Community College Foundation and Tampa Electric (TECO) Health have partnered to fund the Electrical Line Worker Training Program. This program is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and basic skills needed when seeking a career opportunity in the electric utility industry as a line worker trainee. Students who successfully complete the program will have the chance to interview with TECO for an entry-level Electrical Line Worker position.

CLICK HERE to apply.

University Area CDC Scholarship

Individuals who are currently involved with INVEST Workforce and the STEPS® program can fast-track into meaningful and sustainable careers on selected courses in healthcare and professional development.

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Hillsborough County Certification Scholarship

In partnership with Hillsborough County, HCC offers scholarships to cover 100% of the cost associated with approved IT workforce certification courses.

CLICK HERE to learn more about our approved Information Technology Workforce Certifications.

Pre-Payment Plan

ICCE offers flexible pre-payment plans for course fees of $1,000 or more, allowing payments every month or every 14 days.

CLICK HERE to learn more about ICCE Pre-Payment Plan.

HCC Alumni/Student/Faculty/Staff Discount

In partnership with our HCC Foundation, we are now offering a 10% tuition reduction on all of our classroom-based training programs to all HCC alumni and current students!

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HCC faculty and staff can also take advantage of this 10% tuition discount!

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Chamber of Commerce Member Discount

Are you a business owner and member of our local Brandon, Riverview, or Ybor Chamber of Commerce? If so, you qualify for our 10% tuition discount on our classroom-based training programs.

CLICK HERE for Brandon, Riverview, and Ybor Chamber Member Discount Form.

CareerSource of Tampa Bay (CSTB)

HCC is an approved CSTB training provider for our training programs.

Need an Acceptance Letter/Letter of Intent (LOI) for your tuition provider? CLICK HERE to complete your request online.

Already have an approved CareerSource Voucher for one of our classes? CLICK HERE to submit your voucher today to ICCE.

CareerSource helps unemployed or underemployed qualifying individuals with expenses associated with attaining workforce training. Many of our Information Technology (IT), Healthcare, Professional Development, and Trades certification programs meet the criteria for training vouchers to cover the full cost of tuition.

1 – Apprenticeship-to-Career Empowerment (ACE) Program

The ACE Program was created so that the youth of Hillsborough County have the resources to connect to a career ladder with future, self-sustaining wages, employment security, and the training to succeed in industries with high-demand occupations such as Information Technology, Healthcare, and Trades.

This program is designed to reach out to young adults in low-income households with apprenticeship opportunities and occupational skills training. These opportunities serve as meaningful work experiences with local employers and will result in industry-recognized certifications and a pathway for a brighter future.

Our approved workforce programs: CNC Production Specialist (Milling, Programming, and Operations) & Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Certification Program

2 – Get There Faster Program

CareerSource Tampa Bay is committed to providing the tools necessary for our Transitioning Servicemembers, Veterans, and their spouses gain and sustain careers.

The Get There Faster program is a team of fellow Veterans that are committed to helping you succeed in your employment goals. We will use accelerated training models to assist Veterans and their spouses gain high-demand positions in the Allied Health, Aviation, and Information Technology sectors within the Hillsborough community.

3 – Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Occupational Skills training includes tuition assistance through WIOA funding.  The WIOA program can include assistance with instructional costs, books, materials, and uniforms/supplies. The primary focus of this funding is education and training for one of this area’s targeted occupations. Upon completion of an approved training program, CareerSource Tampa Bay will help match your skills with jobs that are currently in demand.

4 – TechBoost

TechBoost is a training assistance program that provides unemployed or underemployed participants with up to $5,000 in tuition assistance for IT industry certification courses. TechBoost is a national program that provides comprehensive workforce strategies to prepare the workforce for middle to high-skilled occupations within the information technology industry. To apply, contact CareerSource Tampa Bay for eligibility requirements.

5 – Florida Incumbent Workers Training Program (For Businesses Only)

Employee Training Grant Funds are also available through CareerSource Florida. 

The Florida Incumbent Workers Training Program is offered to businesses interested in continuing education and training for their current full-time employees. The grant will reimburse companies up to 75% for pre-approved training costs. ICCE is an approved training provider, so let us help you upgrade your workforce skills. Take advantage of these training dollars. It’s a win-win for you and your employees.

To learn more and to apply, go to

Also, visit our Corporate Training Solutions page to schedule a business consultation appointment.

AmeriCorps Education Award

Have you served through AmeriCorps and earned the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award? As a Title IV educational institution, you may be eligible to use your AmeriCorps educational benefit to cover tuition in one of our workforce certification courses.

Learn more by visiting the Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award website.

MyCAA Scholarship

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 in financial assistance to eligible military spouses for the pursuit or maintenance, including continuing education courses, of a license, certification, or associate’s degree necessary to gain employment in an occupation or career field.

Check out our course catalog and then contact Military OneSource to verify if the course you are interested in is approved by MyCAA.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

This program offers higher education and training benefits to veterans, service members, and their families who served after Sept 10, 2001. Many of our Information Technology and Healthcare certification programs are approved for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Email us for additional assistance.

Vocational Rehabilitation 

ICCE accepts vouchers for Vocational Rehabilitation from the State of Florida for our certification and training programs.

CLICK HERE for the service provider choice directory.

Company Education Assistant Program

We accept educational vouchers or tuition assistance from most employers. If your company offers tuition assistance for training programs or certification programs contact us for information on how to process a registration.

Nonprofit Organization Voucher

We accept training vouchers from nonprofit organizations.