Financial and Veterans Information

All students who wish to be considered for any type of financial aid must have a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Financial Aid) on file in the Ridge Technical College Financial Assistance Office.  Please go to to apply online.  Ridge Career Center Federal School Code is #015780 and our Facility Code is #18147110.  For more information about financial assistance, please contact Jean Baker the Financial Aid Coordinator\VA Certifying Official or call the Center at 863-419-3060, Ext. 4106 or E-mail at 

Financial aid is available at Ridge Technical College and is based on individual student need or merit criteria. The financial aid coordinator will help determine eligibility.  

To access the Polk County School Board's Financial Aid please click below:


Financial Aid Includes:

·         Florida Prepaid College Program


·         Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program (Please click for more information)


·         Florida Academic Scholars Award


·         Florida Merit Scholars Award


·         Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award


·         Financial Aid Fee Revenue Scholarship (Ridge Scholarship)


·         Federal Pell Grants


·         Workforce Development (WIA)


·         Vocational Rehabilitation


·         Farmworkers Program


·         Veterans' Administration Benefits


·         Bureau of Indian Affairs


·         Americorps


·         WAGES


·         Polk County Opportunity Council (PCOC)


·         Business/Industry Scholarship


·         Other Scholarships


For more information about financial aid, please call the Center at 863-419-3060, Ext. 4106 or E-mail Jean Baker, Financial Aid Coordinator and VA Certifying Official at


Veterans Approved Programs

•Adult Basic Education


•Administration Assistant

•Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating

•Applied Welding Technology

•Architectural Drafting

•Automotive Service Technology

•Building Construction Technology


•Commercial Class "B" Driving (7 Weeks)

•Commercial Food and Culinary Arts

•Commercial Vehicle Driving (10 Weeks)


•Customer Service Representative

•Digital Design


•Facials Specialty

•Fire Fighting Minimum Standards

•General Education Development (GED)

•Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Mechanics

•Massage Therapy

•Mechanical Drafting

•Medical Administrative Specialist

•Nails Specialty

•Network Support Services

•Nursing Assistant

•Patient Care Assistant

•Patient Care Technician

•Pharmacy Technician


•Practical Nursing

•Refrigeration Technology

•School Bus Drivers Training

•Teacher Assisting

•Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI)