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Funding

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Scholarships

Tallahassee Mayoral Scholarship

Aligning with Mayor Gillum's goals and ongoing efforts for capitalizing on the opportunities that Tallahassee has to positively impact our community’s technological ecosystem, the Tallahassee Mayoral Scholarship aims to assist well-qualified applicants for the I/O Avenue On-Ramp program. Scholarship recipients will have their On-Ramp fees waived to ensure that any exceptional individual looking for a pathway to an emerging, high-wage profession will be able to participate in this exciting new initiative. 

Employer Sponsorship

I/O Avenue programs are excellent options for investing in professional development and deepening technical skills. If your employer has expressed interest in funding your tuition, please have a company representative fill out the form below.

CareerSource Capital Region

CareerSource Capital Region provides comprehensive employment and workforce services for our region. Using state and federal funding, CareerSource is able to assist qualified students in paying for their I/O Avenue program fees. If you have ANY questions about qualifications, we recommend you err on the side of contacting CareerSource directly.

In order to be eligible for CareerSource financial assistance, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Be deemed suitable for training (likely to succeed and gain employment upon completion, as determined by a trained career specialist).
  • If unemployed, first seek employment and be unsuccessful with landing a job.
  • Meet eligibility requirements for the WIOA program. Eligibility is assessed individually and is based upon household income and employment status.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) when enrolling in programs that are eligible for federal financial aid.
  • Be willing to provide all required documentation and meet with your career specialist no less than monthly.
  • Commit to allow a CareerSource Capital Region representative to follow-up with you periodically for about a year after you start your new career.
  • Share the good news when you land a job!

TLFCU Loan

Tallahassee-Leon Federal Credit Union serves Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden and Jefferson County citizens. With over 75 years of consistent quality service, TLFCU is a not-for-profit financial institution whose primary mission is serving its members. Our team at I/O Avenue is happy to refer students to TLFCU to explore loans as a local tool for financing program fees.

In order to be eligible for a TLFCU loan, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Live, work, or worship in Leon, Jefferson, Gadsden or Wakulla county.
  • Upon approval, you will need to open a membership share in the amount of $25 to qualify.
  • Loan approval is subject to credit verification, income validation to support a responsible debt ratio, and TLFCU’s underwriting guidelines.  Some restrictions apply.  

Please contact a Member Relationship Specialist for complete details, including current fees and rates.