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How to pay for your education?  You’re not alone, most students have the same question. Remember your education is an investment, with the potential of a great return. Below are a few options to fund your education. 

Types of Funding

Personal Loans

 MLC does not receive, participate, or qualify for federal student loans (Title IV Funding).  However, private loans are accepted.  Private loans are becoming more common and most can be applied online.  These loans can be taken out with your local bank. 

State Funding

Workforce innovation and opportunity act (WIOA) Government program that allows individuals who are unemployed to receive funds for retraining.


Trade act assistance program Government program that allows funding for individuals who are unemployed due to layoffs.


Scholarships can take time and research to acquire, however it is often worth the effort.  Every little bit helps.  Consider searching and applying for scholarships at your high school, organizations in the community, employers, power companies and minority organizations. 

Midwest Line College Scholarships

NECA Low Income Student Scholarship

MLC Low Income Scholarship

Sean Norton Military Scholarship

MLC VEEP Scholarship

Veteran’s Electrical Entry Program (VEEP)  

VEEP was developed to provide transitioning service members and recently separated veterans the ability to re-enter the civilian workforce in a high demand field. By completing the VEEP pre-apprenticeship a qualifying participant may gain direct entry in to an electrical apprenticeship due to work demand.  Go to for more information about VEEP

* VEEP applicants do NOT have a state restriction when applying to MLC 

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