Surgical Technology

OTC Fast Track Grant

The OTC Fast Track Grant is a financial aid program for adults that addresses workforce needs by helping adults pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need. More than 90 programs of study at OTC have been designated as eligible.

The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development is finalizing how the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant will be administered. The application for this state-sponsored grant is not currently available, but should be soon!

To ensure you have no delay in pursuing your dreams, OTC has a plan for helping you get started!

OTC is sponsoring the Fast Track Grant for the fall 2022 semester for qualified applicants at OTC. Fast Track is designed to ensure, when combined with other governmental financial aid, that tuition and fees are fully covered. If all tuition and fees are covered by another aid program, qualified students will receive an award of up to $500 or the remaining cost of attendance as calculated by the College after all non-loan student aid has been applied, whichever is less.

Am I Eligible?

  • You are 25 years or older OR you are under 25 and have not been enrolled in any school within the last two years.
  • You have not earned a bachelor’s degree and are planning to enroll at least half-time (6+ credit hours).
  • You have an Adjusted Gross Income, as reported on the FAFSA, of no more than $80,000 for married individuals filing federal income taxes jointly or $40,000 if filing in any other status.
  • You have been a Missouri resident for at least two years.
  • You do not have circumstances preventing receipt of federal Title IV student financial aid, such as being in default on a federal loan.

How Do I Apply?

  1. Find a Fast Track approved program at OTC
  2. Complete the steps for admission to OTC
  3. You must complete the FAFSA each year you enroll (or plan to enroll) in college. Individuals interested in receiving Fast Track for the 2022-2023 academic year must complete the 2022-23 FAFSA, using tax information from 2020.
  4. Click get started and fill out the pre-application form, and a career consultant will contact you to complete the application process.

Qualifying Programs

* Students pursuing a selective admission program must be accepted into their program of study prior to utilizing the grant. Fast Track does not pay for pre-admission coursework.

Short-Term Professional Development and Continuing Education Courses