Financial Assistance

CEWD Financial Assistance

CEWD offers financial assistance for vocational training programs and courses to students who meet specific criteria. 

FASFA does not apply to CEWD courses.

CEWD Workforce Training programs do not qualify for Federal Pell Grants and are not 1098-T form eligible.


Texas Public Education Grants (TPEG)
State legislation has made grant funds available to students with financial need for workforce and career training classes. Limited funds are available for persons who qualify to assist with payment of a percentage of tuition for vocational courses. These limited funds are distributed on a first come, first serve basis for qualified applicants, and vary by course. Books are not included. This grant does not require repayment and is applicable for courses with tuition over $1000.

The following CEWD programs are available for TPEG assistance

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) / (NCRT)
  • Commercial Truck Driving (CDL)
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Office Billing and Coding
  • Medication Administration
  • Pipe Fitting
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Welding

To apply, complete the TASFA, which can be found here, and return to Financial Aid.


Community College PetroChem Initiative

The Community College Petrochemical Initiative (C.C.P.I.) scholarship is funded by Exxon/Mobil and designed for students pursuing a degree or certificate in a petrochemical field. [Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Pipefitting, Process Technology (Operator), Welding]. The application deadline has passed. Check back for the 2021 application.

ACC Foundation CEWD Scholarship

Through an ACC Foundation scholarship, up to $500 is available for qualified current CEWD student. Visit The POD/Paying for College/Scholarships to apply.   

Union Pacific Foundation

The Union Pacific Railroad Foundation recently awarded the Alvin Community College - Foundation $25,000 in grant funds to assist students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are interested in or currently enrolled in Welding, Pipefitting, Machining, Millwright, Industrial Design, or Process Technology.

Go the Distance Scholarship

The ACC Go the Distance Scholarship covers the cost of your tuition up to $2,500. You must be enrolled in one of ACC's approved programs and meet the basic eligibility requirements. If you are a current student enrolled in one of the eligible programs for Summer 2021, paid tuition can be reimbursed.

VA Funding

The CDL-Truck Driving and Dental Assistant programs are approved for Chapter 33, Chapter 30, Chapter 1606, Chapter 1607, Chapter 35 and Chapter 31 VA funds. For more information on VA Funding contact our veteran adviser at

Alternative Student Loans

Alternative student loans, also known as private student loans, are specialized college student loans designed to provide supplemental funding to cover costs associated with college. They are typically provided by banks or other institutions and are not federally funded. More information can be found by searching "alternative student loans" online.