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Fire Academy Financial Information

The following types of assistance are available for qualified students who wish to attend the HCC Fire Academy:

Veterans benefits - Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who qualify are eligible for compensation under the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. For further information, contact Shannon Farbe at (813) 253-7758 or For G.I. Bill information you may also visit that website at


Florida Pre-Paid Scholarship Program - The Florida Pre-Paid Scholarship Program will provide benefits for members to cover tuition and learning media costs.


Bright Futures Scholarships - Recipients of Bright Futures scholarships are eligible for benefits when taking academy classes that begin in the fall or spring semester.


Tampa Bay Work Force Alliance - Workforce training grants are availble for qualifying students through the Tampa Bay Work Force alliance, 9215 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 33612. For further information and to apply please contact Ms. Ibia Faucher at or by phone at (813) 930-7540.  You can also visit their website at

Tampa Bay Work Force Alliance WIA Grant Information

Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department Endowed Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the Fire Academy. Preference is afforded to those students residing in the Bloomingdale area east of I-75 and south of I-4 

Bloomingdale VFD Scholarship Requirements

Winthrop Festival of Arts Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded in the amount of $500.00 to be used toward the purchase of textbooks and equipment for the Fire Academy. To apply for this award, please complete and submit the application located on the "Scholarship Application" link below.

Krewe of Sant' Yago Education Foundation - Awarded to students seeking certification as a Firefighter in the State of Florida.

Star & Shield Future Hero Award - Awarded to HCC Fire Academy students to be applied to the cost the basic issue of uniforms.

Scholarship Application for Fire Academy Students




In addition, a number of county and state agencies offer career training programs that provide financial assistance. Applicants are encouraged to contact these agencies in the area in which they reside for further information.  Further questions concerning financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at (813) 253-7771