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Tuition Free Certificates

Tuition-free, Short-term Certificate Programs

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Looking for a way to quickly start a new career? Rhodes State College has an opportunity for you to gain a new credential or earn a new certificate. All you pay for are the books! Eligible certifications are listed below:

Phlebotomy: CLICK HERE for career info. Book Cost Estimate = $85.00

State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA): CLICK HERE for career info. Book Cost Estimate = $80.00

FANUC Robotics Certificate: CLICK HERE for career info. Book Cost Estimate = No Book Required

To be eligible, you just need to have one of these criteria:

  • Currently Unemployed
  • Eligible for Veteran's Benefits
  • Eligible for TAA Benefits
  • Eligible for Pell Grant
  • Previous Foster Care Participant
  • Eligible for Medicaid
  • Individual with Disability
  • Eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needed Families (TANF)
  • Eligible for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Interested in this opportunity? CLICK HERE to complete the application to receive one of these programs at no cost of tuition. Once you have completed the form, an admissions counselor will reach out to you and walk you through the process of enrollment.

Foster Care Grant Funding

Have you ever been in Foster Care? Rhodes State College has funding to provide for select, tuition free, programs those who have been in foster care. It’s easy to apply and you can select from the list of certificates and credentials above. CLICK HERE to apply for funding and select your program of choice. Once you complete the form, we will reach out to you with your next steps.

Associate’s Degrees for the Job Market

Rhodes State College offers numerous degree programs that prepare you for a rewarding career. At a cost that is 58% less than Public and Private 4 year institutions, you can be job ready with little or no college debt. Take a look at what we offer by CLICKING HERE.

Check out our estimated costs below. With access to Financial Aid through you can reduce or eliminate these costs if you are grant eligible. Want to learn more? Email our financial aid office at

Do you have questions? Reach out to our Director of Admissions, Chad Teman, at