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  • TAA and WIA Funding

    Funding is available to students through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) or the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). TAA is a federally-funded employment program that assists workers whose jobs have been impacted by foreign imports, while WIA provides federal job training funds for adults and dislocated workers. As a student with funding through TAA or WIA, there are special considerations that apply to you.  Please carefully review the information and instructions on this page to ensure that your funding continues each term.

    • As a TAA student at Edison State Community College, there are special provisions that apply to you. Keep a copy of your TAA contract, academic plan, and placement scores in a folder in a safe place. These are important documents.

      You have been approved for the specific classes and costs shown on your academic plan. These must be adhered to. These specific amounts will be applied to your Financial Aid account each semester. Meet with a TAA advisor for ANY changes to your academic plan. Changes to your contract require processing of a modification and approval by TAA (Trade).

      How do I register for future classes?
      Once you get underway as a student at Edison State, you will meet with a faculty advisor in your program of study to register for future classes. Refer to WebAdvisor for the name of your faculty advisor. Schedule appointments with faculty advisors through the faculty support office, located next to the information desk in the center of campus. Bring your TAA folder with you, to register for the classes shown on your academic plan.

      If your faculty advisor recommends any changes to your academic plan, you must schedule an appointment with your TAA advisor to process a modification.

      Your faculty advisor must sign your registration form. Take the signed registration form to the registration counter in Student Services to complete your registration. Register early so that you can get the classes, days, and times that work best for you. Important dates:

      • Registration occurs in April for Fall semester
      • Registration occurs in November for Spring semester
      • Registration occurs in February for Summer semester


      What about required textbooks and materials?

      As indicated on your TAA contract, only required textbooks and materials are covered, shown on your academic plan. Because textbook costs may change from the time your contract was approved, it is the student's responsibility to review required textbook charges for each semester at the bookstore (or online) and alert your TAA advisor if there are changes to the approved amounts. Changes to your plan will require a modification.

      Purchase used books, when these are available.

      If your program requires materials or services not available in the bookstore, you must see your TAA advisor for necessary authorization forms and vendors.

      What if there are changes to my contract?
      Any changes to your contract require processing a modification and must be approved by TAA (Trade) before they are implemented. This includes course changes, substitutions or additional charges by term. Changes not approved are the responsibility of the student.

      What if a situation occurs where I cannot attend a class?
      Generally, your instructor will talk about this at the beginning of the semester. TAA requires attendance in all classes, which is necessary to be a successful student.  In the event of sickness or emergency, please notify your instructor and ensure you have a plan in place to make up missed work.

      What if I am having difficulty with a class?
      Edison State wants you to be successful! There are many resources available to provide additional support to students.

      For more information about TAA, click here

    • As a WIA student at Edison State Community College, you have been approved for the specific program of study, classes, and costs shown on your academic plan. There are special provisions that apply to you as a continuing WIA student. Keep a copy of your approved academic plan and placement scores in a folder in a safe place. These are important documents that you will take to future advising appointments.

      Maintain close contact with your WIA representative at Job and Family Services. Each agency has specific requirements for funding your education. In most cases, funding authorization must be submitted each semester by the agency and is contingent upon you submitting satisfactory progress, attendance records, etc. It is your responsibility to meet these requirements on a timely basis so that the WIA agency can submit the required payment authorization necessary to apply funds to your financial aid account.

      How do I register for future classes?
      Following your first semester as a WIA student at Edison State, you will meet with a faculty advisor in your program of study to register for future classes. Refer to WebAdvisor for the name of your faculty advisor. Schedule appointments with faculty advisors through the faculty support office, located next to the information desk in the center of campus. Bring your WIA folder and academic plan with you, to register for the classes shown on your academic plan.

      If your faculty advisor recommends any changes to your academic plan, schedule an appointment with your Edison State WIA advisor. Changes to your plan must be approved by WIA.

      Your faculty advisor must sign your registration form. Take the signed registration form to the registration counter in Student Services to complete your registration. Register early so that you can get the classes, days, and times that work best for you. Important dates:

      • Registration occurs in April for Fall semester
      • Registration occurs in November for Spring semester
      • Registration occurs in February   for Summer semester


      What about required textbooks and materials?
      As indicated on your WIA contract, only required textbooks and materials are covered, shown on your academic plan. Because textbook costs may change from the time your contract was approved, it is the student's responsibility to review required textbook charges each semester at the bookstore (or online) and alert your  Edison State WIA advisor and the agency if there are changes to the original, approved amounts.

      Purchase used books, when these are available.

      If your program requires materials or services not available in the bookstore, you must see your WIA advisor for necessary authorization forms and vendors.

      What if there are changes to my academic plan?
      Any changes to your original academic plan require approval by WIA. Your Edison State WIA advisor may have to prepare a revision to your academic plan. This includes course changes, substitutions or additional costs by term. Changes not approved are the responsibility of the student.

      What if a situation occurs where I cannot attend a class?
      Generally, your instructor will talk about this at the beginning of the semester. WIA requires attendance in all classes, which is necessary to be a successful student.  In the event of sickness or emergency, please notify your instructor and ensure you have a plan in place to make up missed work.

      What if I am having difficulty with a class?
      Edison State wants you to be successful! There are many resources available to provide additional support to students.

      For more information about WIA, click here.