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Workforce Investment Act (WIA) System - Beaufort County Community College offers training under the WIA system. The program is especially designed for individuals who require skill training for employment. All individuals enrolled in the WIA program must qualify under program guidelines. Services provided by the WIA program may include financial assistance with tuition, fees, books, equipment and supplies, plus personal services such as counseling, job development, job coaching, and follow up assistance. Participants are required to follow strict program guidelines and regulations.

Applicants should contact the WIA office, located at Joblink, 1385 John Small Avenue, Washington, NC  27889. or call (252) 946-3116 or 1-(800)-799-9194.

Lifetime Learning and American Opportunity Tax Credits - These income tax credits may reduce a 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. For tax years 2009 and 2010, taxpayers may be eligible to claim a refundable American Opportunity Credit against their federal income taxes for the qualified tuition and related expenses of each student in the taxpayer’s family (i.e. the taxpayer, the taxpayer’s spouse, or an eligible dependent) who is enrolled at least half-time in a post-secondary program leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential. The amount that may be claimed as a credit is generally equal to: (1) 100% of the first $2,000 of the taxpayer's out-of-pocket expenses for each student’s qualified tuition and related expenses, plus (2) 25% of the next $2,000 of the taxpayer's out-of-pocket expenses for each student's qualified tuition and related expenses. Thus, the maximum credit a taxpayer may claim for a taxable year is $2,500 multiplied by the number of students in the family who meet the enrollment criteria. The Lifetime Learning Tax Credit is available for any level of post secondary study up to a current maximum of $2,000.

For more information about these credits, please contact your tax preparer or refer to the information at the IRS website.

Child Care Parents are encouraged to apply for funds to help pay child care expenses while attending college. Although married students may be eligible, single parents and married students working without monetary compensation to care for the home and family (homemakers) will receive first priority. Students with child care expenses not covered by other public agencies should apply. Click here to download a Child care assistance application.

“Financial Aid for North Carolinians” is a guide published by the NC State Education Assistance Authority providing information on the various financial aid resources available to North Carolinians.  Click here to open the document (Adobe Reader required). 


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