Financial Aid


The Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center accepts and assists students with the following types of financial aid:

  • Pell Grant

  • Direct Federal Loans

  • Access MO Grant 

  • Missouri A+ Scholarship

  • Fast Track 

  • Veterans Benefits 

  • Private Scholarships 

Financial Aid Eligible Programs at CTC

For a student to receive financial aid, the student and the program they plan to enroll in must meet specific qualifications.
Qualifying CTC programs include:

  • Medical Assistant

  • Paramedic

  • Practical Nursing

  • Physical Therapist Assistant (Contact Mineral Area College)

  • Respiratory Therapy (Contact SEMO)

  • Technical Programs  

How to apply for federal & state financial aid

1.  Complete your 2024-2025 FAFSA at

2.  Enter the Cape CTC school code (005532) to ensure we receive your results

How to apply for the Access MO Grant

Complete the FAFSA by April 1, 2024 – no other application is required. Students must be enrolled full-time to qualify.

Student’s Obligation for Payment

Registration constitutes a financial contract between students and the school. Students are ultimately responsible for payment of all fees owed to the school (tuition, books, fees, & other related expenses) including instances where anticipated financial aid becomes unavailable. If a balance is due to the school, the school has the right to cancel students’ registration, withhold grades, transcripts, or certificates, and refuse admittance to final exams/clinicals.

Refund Policy

For long-term programs (those eligible for financial aid), during the first 60% of a payment period, the tuition due will be prorated based on the days completed. After 60% of the payment period has elapsed, no tuition will be deducted. Students will always be responsible for payment of textbooks and fees that have been used or cannot be returned. If a student elects to drop a course, the student must notify the CTC. 

Students who have not visited the school facility before enrollment have the opportunity to withdraw without penalty within three days following either attendance at a regularly scheduled orientation or following a tour of the facilities and inspection of the equipment.

Refunds to students will be issued with or without the request of the student.

For short-term programs (those not eligible for financial aid), if a student elects to drop a course, the student must complete the designated form available at the CTC office. 
If the request is made before the second class meeting, a full refund minus any expense to the CTC (background check fee, course supplies) will be issued. After the second meeting, a refund will not be issued. 

If CTC cancels a class, the student's deposit will be refunded in full.

Contact Information 

For additional information regarding financial  aid or payment information, please contact: 

Jeanna Lohman, CTC Financial Aid Advisor:
573.334.0826, x6510

Lesley Essex, CTC Financial Aid Advisor:
573.334.0826, x6515

Emily Lanpher, CTC Assistant Director:
573.334.0826, x6551