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Financial Assistance

The following information includes potential funding resources and sponsoring agencies for continued education. Your eligibility may differ depending on the program or training you are interested in. It is your responsibility to research these options as BOCES cannot determine your eligibility. 

Formerly known as VESID, this service is only for individuals with disabilities. Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives. Through its administration of vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs, VR coordinates policy and services relating to:

  • Transition services for students with disabilities from school to adult services

  • Vocational rehabilitation services for working age individuals with disabilities

  • Independent living services for people with disabilities of all ages

  • Business services for hiring a qualified, diverse workforce

ACCES-VR Main Office: (518) 473-8097


ARCC Leadership Adirondack Scholarship
The ARCC Leadership Adirondack Scholarship is intended to help individuals 18 years or older to start or extend careers in skilled trades (see the eligible programs). The scholarship will benefit individuals participating in the BOCES Employment Training for Adults (ETA) program by providing financial assistance to eligible students who wish to enroll in skilled trades classes. Eligible students must reside in the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce’s service area which includes Warren, Washington, Essex and Saratoga counties. Awards will be customized per module and capped at $1,000.

Click here for further details and additional information about the scholarship. 


Dave Goyette Memorial Vocational Scholarship

The Dave Goyette Memorial Vocational Scholarship was created to help students pursuing a certificate or degree in vocational education and that reside in Schenectady County.

Click here for further details and application submission instructions. 


Ed2Go/Online Courses

Ed2Go Career Training Programs - please visit https://careertraining.ed2go.com/eta/financial-assistance/  for more information. 

NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training 

Employment Training for Adults works with CSEA. Please consult with your organization representative for eligibility.
Click here for additional information. 



The Salvation Army Resources - "Need Help Paying Fees?"
Did you know that the Salvation Army offers resources to Saratoga County residents? The offer the following: 
  • Assistance for GED program registration
  • Utility Assistance
  • Case Management
  • iDignity (paying for identification – including birth certificates, drivers’ license, non-driver ID, etc.)
    Clothing vouchers to thrift stores
Check out their flyer for contact information and assistance details by clicking here


Saratoga County Soroptimist "Live Your Dream" Scholarship

The award will go to a woman who is supporting her family. The funds are to be used for expenses related to continuing her education in an undergraduate or skills program.  The amount of the local award is $5,000.  The winner's application will also be submitted to Soroptimist International and may be eligible for additional funding through the "Live Your Dream" award program.
Click here for their website that has additional information and the application. 

Click here for the poster or here for the press release



Veterans Benefits 

Employment Training for Adults works with Veterans Benefits. Please consult with Veterans representative for eligibility. 
Click here for additional information. 



Workforce Development Board’s Rural Healthcare Grant
The Workforce Development Board’s Rural Healthcare Grant aims to serve some unemployed and underemployed residents across 17 counties of Upstate New York. Students attending training in any healthcare field may be eligible for scholarships for tuition or training costs.
This grant aims to increase the number of individuals training in healthcare occupations that directly impact patient care and alleviate healthcare workforce shortages by creating sustainable employment and training programs in healthcare occupations serving rural populations.
Qualifying programs are the ETA CNA, Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Technician programs. 


Workforce Investment Act | Employment and Training Agency

Your local Career Center may have funding available to help you train for a new career or upgrade your skills to re-enter the workforce. You can gain access to all the services of the Workforce Development System through its One-Stop Centers of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties:

Saratoga County Career Ctr
152 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 884-4170

Warren County Career Ctr
333 Glen Street, Suite 300
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: (518) 743-0925


Washington County Career Ctr
383 Broadway, Building B
Rm B003A
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Phone: (518) 746-2391

To find your local Career Center not noted above, please click here. 


Practical Nursing Students – For Financial Aid Questions Please Contact: 
Tracy L Bocchi, Financial Aid Specialist 518-746-3508



Adult Students Interested in Daytime CTE Programs, please call: 
Hudson Falls, Southern Adirondack Education Center: (518) 746-3421

Saratoga Springs, F. Donald Myers Education Center: (518) 581-3633



All Other Adult Students – Please Contact: 
ETA Registration Office: (518) 518-3555 or email [email protected]