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.


If you have additional questions regarding Aid at the Mercer County Technical Education Center, please click on the link below and submit a message.  You will be contacted by email with information. offers several opportunities for students and families to call in for one-on-one FAFSA assistance over the phone during the FAFSA Q&A hotline sessions on scheduled evenings.  Additionally, students and families can also receive FAFSA assistance Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm. A screen-share option is available so financial aid staff are able to assist with the online FAFSA form much like they would be able to do if they were in person.  To request individual FAFSA assistance, students & families can contact the Division of Financial Aid at (304) 558-4619 or

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The Mercer County Technical Education Center acknowledges having signed and returned the certification agreement form to the US Department of Education.  In compliance with Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, the Mercer County Technical Education Center intends to use at least 50% of the funds in the form of emergency financial aid grants to students.

The Mercer County Technical Education Center was notified that it will receive a total amount of $57,771 under the HEERF student portions. As of November 15, 2021, students are being notified they may obtain their distribution in person or through mail.

The Mercer County Technical Education Center identified 73 students who were eligible to receive relieve funds under the HEERF CARES Act.  Students received funding based on their enrollment status.

Notification of eligibility and checks are emailed and sent via the U.S. Postal Service to the address on file.

Grant Link emailed to students. Application does not open until July 1st of that year.

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.