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Qualify to Go Further

Our goal is to provide support to individuals who need financial assistance and guidance to complete their educational journey and enter a great career.

In order to be accepted into a Capital IDEA program
please confirm that you:

  • Are committed to going to school full–time
  • Are 18 years or older (no maximum age limit)
  • Have a GED or High School diploma
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High school seniors can apply in their last semester.

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  • Meet the required basic math and reading skills and test at or above
    a fifth-grade reading and math level
  • Have not completed a college degree (Associate Degree or higher)
  • Are a resident of a city or county we are recruiting from (to apply, look for a CareerUp in your county)

  • Are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Qualify as low-income (use chart below as a guide)
Household Size Monthly Household Income* Annual Household Income*
1 $2,010 $24,120
2 $2,707 $32,480
3 $3,403 $40,840
4 $4,100 $49,200
5 $4,797 $57,560
6 $5,493 $65,920
7 $6,190 $74,280
8 $6,887 $82,640

Federal Poverty Guidelines (200%).Updated: 2.9.17.

*Households with more than 8 people add $697 per month or $8,360 per year for each additional person

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Applicants who are non-native English speakers will need to be able to read, write and speak English at a high–intermediate level or above. Have questions? Contact us

Learn more about ESOL offered at ACC
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Dedication and Commitment

In addition to these qualifications, we’re also seeking applicants who will be dedicated to complete one of our programs and who will be committed to give back to their community, upon graduating.

If you have any questions on meeting the qualifications call: 512.457.8610 or send your questions to outreach@capitalidea.org