FUNDING FOR CREDIT-FREE COURSES

All credit-free courses, including career training courses, must either be paid in full or have a payment commitment in place at the time of registration.

SELF-PAY

Students paying for credit-free courses themselves can do so at the time of registration. Acceptable forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check and/or money order. No cash payments please.

For career training programs, we encourage students to contact their personal financial institutions to discuss whether low-interest personal loans or credit cards may be a good option for them.

STUDENT LOANS

Currently student loans are not available for credit-free career training programs. We are investigating the possibility of providing this option for our students in the future.

ONE-STOP CAREER CENTERS

Some students may be eligible for funding for career training programs through their regional employment office. Please contact your county’s One-Stop Career Center to learn more about available funding for career training programs.

Cayuga Works Career Center
199 Franklin Street, Suite 204
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-1590
Fax: (315) 253-1135
Email: auburn@labor.ny.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm;
July-August: M-F: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Public Transit Access: Bus
https://www.facebook.com/Cayuga-Works-Career-Center-250635515067048/

Oswego Workforce New York
200 N. 2nd Street
Fulton, NY 13069
Phone: (315) 591-9000
Fax: (315) 591-9047
Email: thurlow@oswegocounty.com
Hours: M-F: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Parking: Lot
Public Transit Access: Bus
http://www.yourcareerconnection.org

Cortland Works Career Center
99 Main Street
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 756-7585
Fax: (607) 756-5531
Email: cortland@labor.ny.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Parking: Lot, Street
Public Transit Access: Bus
http://www.cortland-co.org/152/Cortland-Works-Career-Center

RochesterWorks! Welfare-to-Work Center
Department of Social Services
691 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: (585) 753.5656
Fax: (585) 753.5606
Email: rochester@labor.ny.gov
Hours: M-W-Th: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
(Other times by appointment and workshops only)
Parking: Lots
Public Transit Access: Bus
http://rochesterworks.org

Rochester Works! Career Center
255 North Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 258-3500
Fax: (585) 232-3727
Email: rochestergoodmanst@labor.ny.gov
Hours: Mon – Thurs 8:30 am – 4:30 pm;
Fri 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Parking: Lot, Street (see website for details)
Public Transit Access: Bus
http://rochesterworks.org

CNY Works
443 North Franklin Street
Lower Level
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: (315) 473-8250
Fax: (315) 477-6996
Email: syracuse@labor.ny.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:00 am – 5:00pm,
Tu: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
http://www.cnyworks.com

Finger Lakes Works – Geneva
70 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 789-1771
Fax: (315) 781-2289
Email: geneva@labor.ny.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Parking: Lot
Public Transit Access: Bus
http://www.fingerlakesworks.com

Finger Lakes Works – Ontario
3010 County Complex Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: (585) 396-4020
Email: ontariowfd@dfa.state.ny.us
Hours: M-F: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
http://www.fingerlakesworks.com

Finger Lakes Works – Seneca
1 DiPronio Drive
Waterloo, NY 13165
Phone: (315) 539-1905
Fax: (315) 539-3857
Email: workforcedev@co.seneca.ny.us
Hours: M-F: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
http://www.fingerlakesworks.com

Finger Lakes Works – Yates
417 Liberty Street Suite 2021
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: (315) 536-5140
Fax: (315) 531-3456
Email: yatesonestop@yatescounty.org
Hours: M-F: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
http://www.fingerlakesworks.com

Tompkins Workforce New York Career Center – Ithaca
Suite 241
171 East State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 272-7570
Fax: (607) 272-2835
Email: ithaca@labor.ny.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Parking: Adjacent Municipal Parking Garage
Public Transit Access: Bus
http://www.tompkinsworkforceny.org

If you do not see your local workforce development office on the list, please go to the NYS Department of Labor.

ACCES-VR

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation

Students with qualifying disabilities may be eligible for funding for career training programs through Acces-VR (formerly known as VESID).

Acces-VR Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives. Through its administration of vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs, VR coordinates policy and services relating to:

If you are currently working with Acces-VR, please contact your counselor as soon as possible to discuss your interest in a career training program at Cayuga.

The main office is located in Syracuse and the phone number is 1-800-782-6164.

VETERANS

Some veterans may be eligible for funding for credit-free career training programs. If you are a veteran or an eligible child of a deceased or service-connected disabled veteran, please contact your regional Veterans’ Affairs office to determine your eligibility. If you are eligible for career training funding through the GI Bill, please contact the Office of Community Education and Workforce Development to start the registration process at 315-294-8841.

All veterans receiving education benefits through the VA will be required to sign a promissory note stating they will pay tuition in full by the end of the course. (Some VA benefits are paid directly to the student and not the school.)

PAYMENT PLANS

Students who wish to self-pay but cannot do so at the time of registration, may apply for a payment plan. Payment plan requirements:

  • Interview with Coordinator of Community Education
  • Submission of Payment Plan application
  • Approval by Executive Dean of Community Education and Workforce Development
  • $300 down payment
  • Tuition paid in full prior to internship or end of course

Payment plans can be set up in weekly, bi-weekly or monthly payments depending on the needs of the student.

For additional information or to set up an interview, please call Debbi Purcell at (315) 294-8841.