Financial Assistance

You could reduce — or maybe even eliminate — the cost of taking our non-credit courses.

Career Training

Due to state programs like the Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship, as well as funding from the Wor-Wic Foundation, you could be eligible for financial assistance for the following courses:

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Complete and submit the online application with all required documentation at least two weeks before the start date of the class. Students will need to complete an admissions application before accessing the online tuition assistance application.

Driver Education

Learning to drive is essential to getting and keeping a job on the Lower Eastern Shore. Tuition assistance is available to eligible Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset county residents who plan on enrolling in the 36-hour training course. Complete and submit the Driver Education Tuition Assistance application.

Other Financial Assistance Resources

Children's Home Foundation

A ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton, the Children’s Home Foundation has been awarding vocational / career scholarships to students on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for 65 years. Traditional and nontraditional student scholarships are awarded to residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland regardless of ethnicity, religion or age who are in need of financial assistance to take career/vocational courses which lead to an industry credential or certification in order to enhance their employment opportunities. Scholarship decisions are made on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Students submit the application and all required documentation at least two weeks prior to this decision date. Contact or 410-430-6913 for more information.

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

Offers financial assistance to volunteers and employees enrolled in specific non-credit courses who work for 501(c)(3) organizations in Wicomico, Worcester or Somerset County. Call 410-742-9911 or go to the CFES Nonprofit Scholarship Application for more information and to apply.

Greater Ocean City Chamber Foundation

Provides funding through the Eunice Q. Sorin Scholarship for Worcester County residents currently in the workforce who want to pursue training to advance their careers or upgrade their skills.

Lower Shore Workforce Alliance

Supports training costs if you are economically disadvantaged or if you have lost your job. For more information, call the Lower Shore Workforce Alliance at 410-341-6515.

Maryland Department of Labor

Provides free training in metal fabrication and welding. To see if you qualify, call Quality Staffing Services at 410-742-2600 or visit their website to apply. 

Grants are also available for certified nursing assistant students who need help with tuition, fees and books. Learn more by attending an upcoming CNA information session.

Maryland Higher Education Commission

Provides funding through the Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship for students enrolled in a sequence of non-credit courses leading to licensure or certification. Call 410-334-2978 for more information.


Through its Program for Continuing Education, this philanthropic organization supports women whose education has been interrupted who are interested in returning to complete an educational certification.

U.S. Department of Transportation

Provides assistance to current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, their spouses and/or children who want to become commercial truck drivers. Call 410-334-2882 for more information.  

U.S. Veterans Administration

Provides veterans benefits for career training in approved non-credit programs, including certified nursing assistant, electrical wiring technician, HVACR, personal trainer, phlebotomy, truck driver and welding. Call 410-334-2882 for more information.

Worcester County Health Department

Provides funding to assist Worcester County residents seeking to improve their technology and job skills with select six-week online courses. Preference will be given to parents/guardians of youth enrolled in early childcare, Head Start or Judy Center programs in Berlin, Pocomoke or Snow Hill. This scholarship fund has been developed through the Farm to Library: Preventing Diabetes in Worcester County Project. The application must be submitted one week prior to the start date of the course. To apply to take one or more online courses, complete and submit the Scholarship Application or call 410-334-2815 for more information.

Contact Us Continuing Education 410-334-2815