Adult Daytime Financial Aid

* Those interested in Adult Evening Financial Assistance should visit the Adult Evening Webpage.*

The Mercer County Technical Education Center participates in a variety of funding options for adult students attending our programs.  The primary source of financial aid at MCTEC is the Federal Pell Grant. The Federal Pell Grant does not require repayment and is available to assist eligible students with tuition and school related expenses. Eligibility for the Pell Grant is based on the student’s prior year’s income, family size, and selected program of training.


In order to qualify for the Federal Pell Grant, you must go online and complete the FAFSA. (  Once you have completed the FAFSA, your information will be sent electronically to all of the schools you have listed on your application.  In order for MCTEC to receive your information, you MUST put in our Federal School Code.  (017054)


The Mercer County Technical Education Center participates in the following funding sources:  VA, WIOA, Trade Assistance Act, Division of Rehabilitative Services, DHHR, Americorps, and other sources as they become available. While we do not participate in the PROMISE scholarship (due to the fact we do not offer four year programs.)  There are Workforce HEAPS grants you can apply for that will provide up to $2000 for tuition and fees.


We do not participate in Federal Financial Aid Loans.  If you are interested in acquiring a loan, you would need to contact a bank or other institution on your own.  If you currently have loans, your repayment can be deferred while you are actively in school at MCTEC.

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MCTEC does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, or national origin in employment or educational programs or activities. Inquiries may be referred to Amanda Aliff, Section 504 Coordinator, at Mercer County Schools, 1403 Honaker Avenue, Princeton, WV 24740. Phone 304-487-1551. Lack of English language skills is not a barrier to participation in any course.