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Other Types of Financial Aid

Tax Credits

The Hope Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit are income tax credits which reduce the student’s or their family’s federal taxes. They are based on the student’s college tuition and fee charges, minus grants, scholarships, and other tax-free educational assistance. The Hope Tax Credit can be claimed during the first two years of college, up to a maximum of $1,500. The Lifetime Learning Tax Credit is available for any level of post secondary study, up to a current maximum of $1,000. If your parents or anyone else claims you on their income tax return, they would be eligible to take the credit on their taxes. If you are not claimed as a dependent on anyone else’s tax return, you would be eligible to claim the credit. The credits are not available to single filers with adjusted gross incomes greater than $50,000 or joint filers with adjusted gross incomes greater than $100,000. Also note that only one type of credit (Hope or Lifetime Learning) may be claimed for the student in any given year.

Additional information is available on the IRS website.

Check with your tax preparer or financial planner to determine whether you meet the requirements.

Information provided by the Department of Education FAFSA 2004-2005 Insert Sheet.

Vocational Rehabilitation Aid

Vocational Rehabilitation Aid is funded by the State of Florida. For additional information, contact a local Vocational Rehabilitation Office at one of the Career Central Offices. Addresses and phone numbers listed below.

Career Central/WIA, Welfare Transition and Other Training Programs

Funding is available to students who meet eligible guidelines. Students are encouraged to inquire about possible assistance by contacting one of the "One Stop" Career Central offices at the locations below.

Career Central
4440 Grand Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL 34652
727-484-3400
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6038 Gall Blvd.
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
813-780-0111
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7361 Forest Oaks Blvd.
Spring Hill, FL 34606
352-666-5700
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Miscellaneous Scholarships

Students should monitor the financial aid bulletin board for new scholarships which may become available throughout the year.