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Financial Resources

financial resources

As noncredit training programs, our courses are ineligible for traditional federally subsidized financial resources. However, there are other options that may be available to assist you in paying for your professional development and career training.

Educational Benefits for Veterans
If you are eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs Educational benefits, visit the VA web site or call the USF Veterans Services Office at 813-974-2291 for more information.

Workforce Funds
In support of regional economic development, Florida's Agency for Workforce Innovation (WIA) provides grants and assistance to individuals who seek to upgrade their skills and obtain jobs to become re-employed and economically self-sufficient. For information, visit the EmployFlorida website to locate your regional service center.

CareerSource
USF’s Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education is an approved training provider for CareerSource Tampa Bay and CareerSource Pinellas, which means you could be eligible to receive help with tuition for some of our top career-accelerating courses. To learn more about eligibility requirements and registration information, please reach out directly to CareerSource Tampa Bay or CareerSource Pinellas. To learn more about the  contact us. 

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Employer Support
Ask your employer if your company provides tuition reimbursement benefits for your job-related noncredit training. We also accept company-approved purchase orders from employers who will be covering the training cost. In addition, corporate training is available for employers who would like on-site training for their employees.

Tax Credits
Consult with your tax professional to determine if various IRS tax credits/benefits (Lifelong Learning Credit, etc.) are applicable in your situation. Please refer to IRS Publication 970 Tax Benefits for Education.

Personal Loans
You may be able to obtain a private or consumer loan from your bank or credit union at an attractive interest rate to pay for your noncredit professional development.

Are you interested in the USF Paralegal Certificate or the USF Coding Bootcamp? USF Federal Credit Union offers a personal line of credit up to $5,000 to be used for educational purposes. Reach out to a loan officer at 813-569-2000 or toll-free 1-800-763-2005 for more information. When you are ready to apply for credit, please complete the following steps:

  • USF Coding Bootcamp:
  • USF Paralegal Certificate:
    • Reach out to CE-Inquiries@usf.edu for a documentation request specifying you are interested in USF Paralegal Certificate.
    • Once you have your documentation, apply online through the USF Federal Credit Union portal.