Visible Edge Institute is a Licensed Post-Secondary Educational Institution. We're licensed to operate by both the US Department of Education and the Higher Education Commission; a coordinating state agency working with colleges, universities and career schools to protect students and promote education through financial aid.
All of our programs are scalable to your specific funding cap or budget. Also, all subscription and exam costs are included in your budget - so there will be no out-of-pocket costs associated on top of your funding amount. If you are in need of a computer or any additional technology to complete your training, ask us about our loaner systems or hardware. We offer these technologies to students when available. We can also inform you on potential funding to cover additional technology costs.
GI Bill® is the Department of Veterans Affair's education benefit - earned by members of Active Duty, Selected Reserve and National Guard Armed Forces and their families. Since 1944, the GI Bill® has been helping qualifying individuals receive money to cover costs for further education, schooling, or training. The benefits of GI Bill® focus on helping eligible veterans, service members, and their families, pay for education and training programs. Let us know if you may qualify and are interested in learning how to use these benefits to earn a degree, train for a specific trade, or work toward other career goals. If you are approved for GI Bill® training funds, your training may be completely supported by the government. Show MoreYou may be qualified for GI Bill® funding if...
-You have served on active duty for at least 90 days, whether continuous or interrupted, after September 10, 2001.
-You served at least 2 years on active duty, were honorably discharged, have a high school diploma, GED, or 12 hours of college credit, and meet a few additional requirements.
-You have either a 6-year service obligation in the Selected Service, or, you're an officer in the Selected Reserve who has agreed to serve 6 years in addition to your initial service obligation.
-In some cases, the dependent or surviving spouse and children of a Veteran can get educational assistance through a GI Bill program. Montgomery GI Bill® – Chapter 30 Available to those who entered Active Duty after June 30, 1985, completed at least two years continuous active service, contributed $1,200 to the program, received a high school diploma or GED, and received an honorable discharge. Learn more about the Montgomery GI Bill®. Veterans Readiness & Employment – Chapter 31 Available to veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to service-related injury. You can get additional information about Vocational Rehabilitation entitlements by visiting va.gov. Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) – Chapter 32 Available to those who entered the military after January 1, 1977, contributed to the program, and did not contract with the Armed Forces under a delayed entry program. Benefits are dependent upon total contributions made and are calculated individually. No allowance is made for payment for dependents. Active duty servicemembers may receive full VA educational entitlement under VEAP. Under specified conditions, participants of VEAP may be eligible to convert their entitlement to the Montgomery GI Bill®. Find out more about the Veterans Educational Assistance Program. Post-9/11 GI Bill® – Chapter 33 Those who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10, 2001, and received an honorable discharge are eligible. This benefit covers active duty served as a member of the Armed Forces or because of a call or order to active duty from a reserve component (National Guard and Reserve) under certain sections of Title 10. The amount of support that individuals may qualify for depends on where they live and what type of degree they are pursuing. Get more details on the Post-9/11 GI Bill®,as well as information about the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Dependents Educational Assistance – Chapter 35 Authorizes educational benefits to dependents and survivors of certain veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of their service (100% disabled), or who have died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war or missing in action. Get more information on Dependents Educational Assistance. Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill® Benefits to Dependents (TEB) Eligible servicemembers enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® program will be able to transfer unused education benefits to their spouses or children starting August 1, 2009. Read more about the Transfer of Post-9/11 GI-Bill® Benefits to Dependents (TEB). Reserve GI Bill® – Chapter 1606 The Reserve GI Bill® is available to any person who enlists, re-enlists or extends an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than six years, in addition to any other period of obligation after June 30, 1985; earned a high school diploma or GED; completed the IADT; fulfilled 180 days of service in the selective reserve; and is satisfactorily participating in required training in the Selective Reserve. Find out more details about the Reserve GI Bill®.
If you think you may be qualified for GI Bill Training, feel free to contact us. We can help you find out.
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WIOA Grants (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, or WIOA, improves and educates our public workforce system and helps individuals get into high-quality jobs or career paths. Simultaneously, it also helps employers hire and retain skilled workers for their companies. WIOA ensures that the unemployed have access to high-quality workforce services, as well as helping job seekers acquire industry-recognized credentials for in-demand jobs. WIOA helps drive economic growth and initiate business expansion by ensuring the workforce system is job-driven and can match employers with skilled individuals. The federal government provides significant funding to states for workforce system programs covered by WIOA. Federal funding is also provided through competitive grants. If you've been approved for WIOA training funds, your training may be completely supported by the government.
Show MoreWIOA combines the core programs of Federal investment in skill development:
- Employment services and/or training for adults, dislocated workers, and youth and Wagner-Peyser employment services administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) through formula grants to states; and
- Adult education and family literacy programs - as well as State Vocational Rehabilitation Services programs that assist eligible individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment; both core programs are administered by the U.S. Department of Education.
-WIOA can also authorize programs for certain vulnerable populations, including (but not limited to) the Job Corps, YouthBuild, Indian and Native Americans, and Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker programs. WIOA additionally authorizes other programs administered by U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Student Loans and Financing
With the soaring price of traditional university tuition, students are turning to technical schools to further their education and drive their career. Visible Edge Institute offers both short-term and long-term finance options for all of our career Certification and Diploma programs. View the application here.
Workforce Training Fund Express Grants
In order for the Massachusetts economy to prosper, businesses need access to a pipeline of skilled workers in order to stay competitive and continue growing.The Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) helps address business productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to Massachusetts businesses to fund training for current and newly hired employees. Workforce Training Funds are for businesses of all sizes, however, their focus is on small to medium-sized businesses. They also offer several types of grants to support the varied training needs of businesses across Massachusetts. Show More
- Businesses have to pay into the Fund in order to qualify. All for-profit companies automatically pay into this fund. However, if you are a non-profit, you may still qualify.
- Government agencies are not eligible to apply.
- While available to businesses of all sizes, the WTFP focuses on small to medium-sized businesses that would not be able invest in improving employee skills without the assistance of the Fund.
- There are three programs to which businesses may apply: General Program, Express Program, and Small Business Direct Access Program.
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program is a federal program that aids workers who have lost their jobs, received decreased work hours, or experienced wage reduction as a result of increased imports. Trade Act tends to provide assistance to workers who have been adversely affected by foreign trade with the opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to become re-employed. Benefits include training, job search allowances, job relocation allowances, trade readjustment allowances (TRA), and more. If you qualify for Trade Act training funds, your training may be completely supported by the government. If you think you may qualify for Trade Act training funds, feel free to contact us and we can help you find out.
Vocational Rehabilitation Grants
This program is designed to provide VR services to individuals with disabilities, consistent with their strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, capabilities, interests, and informed choice - so that they can prepare for competitive integrated employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Eligible individuals are those who have a physical or mental impairment that results in a substantial impediment to employment, who can benefit from VR services for employment, and who require VR services.