UST Awarded $300,000 in Texas Reskilling Grant Money to Aid in Education in Technology Fields
"Texas and UST do not want funds to stand in the way of a student's opportunity to receive a quality education toward a good career."
– Dr. Nicole Walters, Dean of the Kolbe School of Innovation and Professional Studies
If the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected your employment or college education, the University of St. Thomas-Houston has workforce grant money to get you back on your feet. Recently, UST received a $300,000 Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program to help students who need financial assistance to go or return to college.
The Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program provides essential emergency educational support to students most significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus and aid in the continuation of their education and economic recovery.
This Grant Program supports displaced Texas workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic who need to reskill or upskill to get back into the workforce and Texas students who have previously stopped out of higher education institutions without completing a postsecondary credential.
Earn a degree in Cybersecurity, Network Technology, or Electronic Technology
"This Texas Reskilling Grant will support a variety of students in need,” Dr. Nicole Walters, dean of the Kolbe School of Innovation and Professional Studies at UST, said. “UST offers this grant money toward earning one of three associate degrees in the thriving technology sector -cybersecurity, electronic technology, and networking technology," The monies are available to non-degreed students out of work, reskilling or changing careers, etc."
Eligible Student Information
Eligible students must file the FAFSA form and be eligible for federal student aid, and also must affirm they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. UST’s FAFSA code is 003654. This grant money is for new, non-degreed students who have not been enrolled in the University of St. Thomas in the past six months. Classes begin fall 2022.
Technology degrees: 100% online, 2-year degrees on your schedule
These 100% online, 2-year college degrees offered by UST's Kolbe School are in high-demand fields with exponential job growth in the coming years. Earn a 60-hour associate's degree in one of these three technology fields. Take 45 hours in core courses and 15 hours in electives.
Many current students still work while obtaining these degrees because they take the courses on their own time.
In-demand Jobs with Good Wages
Students in computer technology have the potential to earn $80,000[i] with their two-year degrees. Experts predict nearly 2 million jobs in these job markets in the next 10 years.
Associate Degrees Are Not Just for Young People.
Associate degrees are not just for individuals immediately out of high school. The student population in the associate's degree technology programs ranges from 18 to 55 years old.
Apply now for access to this grant money. Complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA form and apply at https://stthom.academicworks.com/opportunities/3019.
[i] Students who study for the CompTIA A+ Certification and take the exam as part of their Capstone have this opportunity available upon passing.