The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) tuition assistance program is a partnership between Jones College, local WIN Job Centers and Southern Mississippi Planning & Development (SMPDD). WIOA’s goal is to provide individuals with the skills needed to successfully join the workforce. Pending funding availability, the WIOA tuition assistance program provides federal aid to students enrolled in qualifying Career-Technical or Workforce training programs at Jones College. WIOA funds are used to assist with expenses such as tuition, required textbooks and fees for individuals certified as eligible to receive the funds.
How to apply for WIOA ITA Tuition Assistance: Applications for WIOA ITA Tuition Assistance are distributed by your nearest WIN Job Center. All applicants must be certified as WIOA eligible by the WIN Job Center in order to be eligible for funding.
Complete the WIOA ITA Application Packet and provide all supporting documentation. Application can be picked up at your nearest WIN Job Center.
Supporting Documentation Includes:
Provide a copy of a valid federal or state issued photo ID that shows date of birth. (ex: Driver’s License/State ID, Military ID)
If receiving TANF, Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or any other public assistance, please provide letters of documentation for all that apply. This can be obtained from your Department of Human Services (DHS) Case Manager.
Provide most recent check stub or W-2. If the applicant lives at home with his/her parent(s), a copy of the parent(s) most recent check stub(s) or W-2(s) is also required.
Provide Proof of Residency if address on ID is not current (ex: phone bill, utility bill, automobile registration, etc… with the applicant’s current physical address and it must be in the applicant’s name).
Males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with Selective Service. - www.sss.gov
VETERANS ONLY – Provide a copy of DD214.
Letter of Acceptance from Jones College. If in a medical program, the acceptance letter must be a copy of the letter accepting the student into the program
Student’s class schedule from Jones College. Enrollment must be considered full-time for the program of study
Transcripts of all current and previous college work (must have a minimum GPA of 2.0).
WIOA Application Periods:
Dates will vary year to year, contact Pam Brownlee - (601) 399-4040.
Spring Semester Note: Summer school must be a program requirement in order to apply during this application period.
Exceptions:: Short-term or Workforce training programs can apply year round. Students in a two-year program must have successfully completed 12 semester hours of the program and/or prerequisites with a minimum GPA of 2.0 prior to applying.
Questions about WIOA: Short-term or Workforce training programs can apply year round. Students in a two-year program must have successfully completed 12 semester hours of the program and/or prerequisites with a minimum GPA of 2.0 prior to applying.
Click Here for list of programs at Jones College eligible for WIOA ITA funding.
Campus Contact: Pam Brownlee Jones College WIOA Services Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (601) 399-4040