Financial Resources

As noncredit training programs, Continuing Education 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:

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.

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.

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.

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.