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Perkins - Special Populations

The Perkins IV/Special Populations program offers assistance to qualified career and technical education students. Services offered include tutoring, transportation reimbursement, certain lab fees, books and supplies. In order to qualify for the program, you must receive a PELL Grant, be a career and technical education major and have completed 12 semester hours with a grade point average of 2.0 or better. Selections are based on need. More information is available by contacting the Perkins Coordinator at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1267.

Among career and technical students participating in the Perkins/Special Populations Program are those who…

  • Need to upgrade skills in reading, math, and writing
  • Have difficulty in a class
  • Receive some form of financial assistance
  • Learn in a non-traditional way
  • Are physically challenged
  • Are displaced homemakers
  • Are single parents


The Perkins/Special Populations Program provides services to students that include:

  • Peer and group tutoring
  • Academic and career guidance and counseling
  • Assistance with payment of certain lab fees, books and supplies
  • Career planning
  • Special instructional materials
  • Note-taking

Some limited services available only for specific programs:

  • Transportation monies


Assistance and more information is available from:

Director of Perkins and CTE
Phone Extension: 1267
Building: Student Center
Office: 105
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