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4th Year Funding

IN-DEMAND INDUSTRY FUNDING

(I-DIF)

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity created a list of high-need industries. They allocated funding to Career and Technical Education Districts (CTEDs) to train students for a total of four years during their 9th-grade year and the immediate year after graduation.
 
What are the I-DIF qualifications?
To qualify to attend EVIT tuition-free using I-DIF funding, the student must meet the following criteria:
  • The student must have graduated high school within a year of enrolling at EVIT.
  • The student must be able to complete the program in which they are enrolling.
  • The student must enroll in a program on the approved I-DIF list.

2024-2025 EVIT programs on the approved  I-DIF list:

Automotive Technologies

Future Engineers
Aviation Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R)
Collision Repair Massage Therapy
Construction Technologies Medical Assisting
Criminal Justice Mental and Social Health Technician
Culinary Arts Networking Security
Dental Assistant Nursing Assistant
Diesel Technologies Pharmacy Technician
Early Childhood Education Physical Therapy Technician
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation Plumbing Services and Repair Technician
Emergency Medical Technician Software and App Design
Fashion Design and Merchandising Technology Device Maintenance
Fire and Emergency Services Welding Technologies
 
 
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In-Demand Funding (I-DIF) FAQs

  • What does 4 year funding mean?
    • A student is funded for four years of career and technical education (CTE) programs within a span of five years, from 9th grade through the year immediately after their graduation. The years do not have to be consecutive.
  • Who is eligible for I-DIF funding?
    • High school graduates who enroll for a CTE class the semester following their graduation.
    • Student must enroll in a program that is approved by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity and listed as one of the regional in-demand programs.
  • How will the student know if they qualify for the I-DIF program?
    • Look at the student's transcript. If they haven't taken four years of CTE programs, then they qualify.
    • Look at the student's transcript. If they have taken four years of CTE programs but their program is not on the list of approved I-DIF programs, then they still may qualify for I-DIF funding.
    • Look at the student's transcript. If they have taken four years of CTE programs and their program is on the list of I-DIF funding, then they may not qualify for I-DIF funding.
    • When in doubt, email registration@evit.edu and we will assist you. 
  • If a student completes  50% of a CTE program at their home school, are they eligible to attend EVIT the year after they graduate to complete the program?
    • This does not apply to the I-DIF program.
    • A student can complete the first 50% of their program at their home school, pending the home school program is an EVIT board-approved program, an enroll at EVIT to finish their program under the CTED grant.
  • How does a student enroll in the I-DIF program?
  • If a freshman (9th grade) takes the first year of a program at their home high school, can they enroll in the second year at EVIT immediately after graduation to finish the program?
    • Due to the amount of time between the first year and the second year, it is recommended that the student enroll in the first year of the program again. 
  • If a student graduates high school before they are 18, can they enroll themselves into an Adult College or Career Program through I-DIF?
    • If the student is under 18, a parent/guardian signature is required to enroll them at EVIT.
    • Age does not disqualify students for the I-DIF program. 
  • If a student enrolls in the I-DIF program and they leave before finishing the program, do they need to pay tuition?
    • Yes, EVIT will charge pro-rated tuition for the time they were enrolled in the program. 
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Career and Technical Education District (CTED) Grant

  • What is the CTED Completion Grant?
    • The CTED Grant is funded annually by the state budget. This allocated funding allows students to complete a CTE program the year immediately following their high school graduation if they qualify.
  • Who is eligible for the CTED grant?
    • Any student who has completed 50% of their CTE program prior to high school graduation.
    • The student must enroll for the semester following their graduation.
  • What is the exact language in the budget?
    • Monies appropriated for CTED completion grants are intended to help fund program completion for students who complete at least 50% of a career technical education program before graduating from high school and who successfully complete the career technical education district program after graduating from high school. The application procedures shall award grant funding only after an eligible student has successfully completed a CTED program.
  • If a student was attending EVIT the school year in high school and took the GED exam and passed, would they be eligible for CTED funding for the upcoming year?
    • According to ADE, the student would not be eligible. Students must graduate high school with a high school diploma.
  • Does a student have to attend EVIT for their first 50% of the program to be eligible to attend EVIT to complete the program?
    • No. A student can complete the first 50% of their program at their hime school pending the home school program is an EVIT board-approved program.
  • How does a student enroll in a CTED grant program?
  • If a student enrolls in the CTED grant program and they leave before finishing the program, do they need to pay tuition?
    • Yes, EVIT will charge pro-rated tuition for the time they were enrolled in the program. 

EVIT PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

Adult Education at EVIT is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education and serves students age 18 and older across Phoenix and the East Valley in the areas of health care and nursing, industrial and commercial technology, human services and automotive technology.  Programs provide hands-on training and required hours for students to be able to sit for certification exams once class  is completed. 

 


EVIT Adult Education is accredited by the
Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
 
Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 324, Atlanta, GA 30350, Telephone: 770-396-3898/FAX: 770-396-3790, www.council.org.