The Carl Perkins Vocational Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) provides financial assistance to students enrolled in approved occupational programs. The goal of the program is to help qualified students acquire the job skills they need to become financially self-supporting and personally independent. Students with the greatest financial need are given priority.

VEAP Eligibility

Students must be a member of one or more particular population groups, and lack the job skills necessary to provide for themselves financially. Populations qualifying for VEAP funding are listed below.

  • Single parent
  • Displaced homemaker
  • Non-traditional job trainee
  • Individual with a disability
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Limited English proficiency

VEAP financial assistance may include help with the following expenses.

  • Tuition and fees
  • Books and supplies
  • Transportation
  • Child care

VEAP also provides other services to qualified students.

  • Career Exploration
  • Occupational Information
  • Personal and Academic Support

To be considered for assistance, the student must

  • Complete the VEAP Interest Form
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Demonstrate unmet need to Financial Aid

Complete the VEAP Interest Form to be considered for VEAP financial assistance.

VEAP Interest Form


Contact Amy Dykhouse, Director of Career Services & Student Accommodations, at (989) 386-6622 x259 or for more information.