A-B Tech Announces “Trailblazer Promise” to Cover Fall Enrollment Costs

A-B Tech Community College announced today that it will use federal COVID-19 emergency relief funds to establish the A-B Tech “Trailblazer Promise” to cover tuition and fees for students who enroll this fall.

“This is an opportunity to transform people’s lives and the economic health of our region,” said A-B Tech President John D. Gossett. “There has never been a better time to attend A-B Tech. We’ve received millions of dollars from federal and state funding sources that is intended to help the college and students recover from the impacts of COVID-19. We’re using the Trailblazer Promise and other relief funds to invest in our students’ futures by removing barriers and enabling them to pursue their education debt-free.”

Under the new A-B Tech Trailblazer Promise, students who enroll in Fall Semester classes are eligible to receive up to $1,500 to cover their tuition and fees. Students may qualify simply by enrolling in six or more credit hours of fall academic classes and completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by August 10. Learn more at abtech.edu/trailblazer-promise.

Additional emergency relief funds are available to assist students who graduated high school in 2021 and adults who enroll in workforce and continuing education classes.

Funding available to A-B Tech students includes:

  •  Longleaf Commitment for 2021 High School Graduates: Provides $700 to $2,800 for full-time enrollment
  •  A-B Tech Works: Provides $1,500 to $3,000 for students whose jobs or income were negatively impacted by COVID-19
  • Continuing Education and Workforce Scholarships

A-B Tech also will distribute additional relief funds to curriculum students during the semester to offset the impact of COVID-19 on their ability to pay for tuition or other expenses such as childcare, technology and transportation costs.

A-B Tech’s Fall Semester classes begin August 23. Learn more at abtech.edu/welcome-back under “You Enroll, We Pay”.

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