Financial Aid for Basic TrainingThere are three programs that students who wish to enroll in GPSTC’s Basic Training courses may explore to assist with the cost of attending training. All programs require that students meet certain minimum requirements.

Staff of the GPSTC Basic Training Division’s Regional Academies (for police) or the Georgia Fire Academy (for firefighters) can help you determine if you meet the requirements of any of the three programs. You may also browse the websites of the providers listed below to determine if you are eligible to receive assistance under any of the three programs:

Post 9-11 GI Bill

Individuals with active duty service since September 11, 2001, may be eligible for these benefits including tuition and fees, a housing allowance, a books and supplies stipend, and the option to transfer these benefits to family members under certain circumstances. For more information, visit the GI Bill website or call 888–GIBILL–1.

Georgia Workforce Investment Act

The GPSTC Regional Police Academies in Savannah and Forsyth are eligible providers for the Workforce Investment Act, which offers reimbursement for training expenses for low income individuals. Contact your local WIA Board to determine if you are eligible.

Georgia National Farm Worker Jobs Program (Telamon Corporation)

This non-profit provides assistance to farm workers and their dependents living below the poverty line. If you have worked or are the dependent/spouse of someone who has worked on a season basis doing farm work in the past 12 to 24 months, you may qualify for assistance.