Continuing Education

Welcome, to Houston Community College Financial Aid Website for Continuing Education.

Continuing Education faculty and staff are committed to providing outstanding instruction and services to our community in areas such as: business, languages, technology, construction, transportation, public safety and health. We are proud of the expertise our faculty brings to the classroom. Whether changing careers or updating your skills, the School of Continuing Education can help you achieve your goals. Financial aid assistance for continuing education students limited. Below you will find information on financial aid opportunities currently available at this time.

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Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) for Continuing Education Students

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) is a grant designed to help Texas resident students cover his/her tuition and fees, when these expenses exceed the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) reported on their Student Aid Report (SAR). TPEG is awarded to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis while funds are available and does not cover the cost of books, material, tools or any other supplies.

TPEG Details

How to Apply

  1. Complete HCC Admission application at
  2. Complete FAFSA Application – Instruction at
  3. Set up a meeting with your MSA Certificate program representative.  Bring a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) to the Orientation.
  4. Send an e-mail with your name, student ID and MSA program to the Financial Aid Department at
  5. Eligibility status requirements will be determined in approximately 7-10 business days after all required application documentation is received.  Do not register for classes unless TPEG is approved or self-payment is made at time of registration.  TPEG award notification will be sent via email.
  6. Once an award notification is received; coordinate start date with a CE Staff or a Program Manager in order to register for classes.

Important Requirements

  • U.S citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Texas Resident.
  • Submit FAFSA Application.
  • Submit TPEG Application.
  • Have a high school diploma.
  • Must Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).(
  • Males must be registered for selective service or have proof of exception.
  • Must meet approved continuing education program requirements.
  • Must be registered into a course before TPEG can be posted to your account.
  • Must pass all registered program coursework in order for subsequent coursework to be funded.
  • Students are not allowed to pursue another approved continuing education program and/ or academic career without completing the current MSA certificate.

Eligible Programs

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) is available for qualified students in the following approved continuing education programs:

State funds are awarded to eligible applicants on a first-come, first served basis while funds are available. For more information visit:, call 713.718.8905 or email

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

Several Continuing Education (CE) programs are funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Individuals who qualify for this grant are determined on a case-by-case basis, while funds are available.

WIA Details

High-demand credit, CE programs funded by the Workforce Investment Act

The following is a listing of the high-demand credit and continuing education programs at Houston Community College that are funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Individuals who qualify for this grant are determined on income received over the past six months. 

For Information on WIA programs, call 713-718-8162



Air Conditioning & Ref (English & Spanish) Accounting AAS

Alternative Teacher Cert (Math & Science)

Computer Engineering Technology AAS

Alternative Teacher Cert (Special Education)

Electrical Power Technology Certificate

Cisco – CCNA

Heating, Air Conditioning & Ref Technology


Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes

Histologic AAS

Network and Computer Systems Administration (MCITP)

Industrial Automation Technology Certificate


Licensed Vocational Practical Nurse Certificate

Residential Wiring (Bilingual)

Medical Laboratory Technician AAS


Petroleum Engineering Tech AAS & Certificate

Online Courses -

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010
Intermediate to Microsoft Access 2010
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2013
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010

Process Technology AAS & Certificate

  Radiography AAS

Registered Nurse AAS

  Respiratory Therapist AAS

Welding Certificate

For more information on WIA programs, call 713.718.8162.

HCC Foundation Workforce Scholarships

HCC Foundation currently have available ten $500 scholarships for those students seeking a workforce career for each of the following Continuing Education departments:

  • Business
  • Information Technology
  • Construction & Trades
  • Health Careers
  • Transportation
  • Public Safety

Individuals must complete the scholarship application online at 

Note: This scholarship is not refundable and can only be applied towards your Tuition.

For more information, call 713-718-8905