Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) provides re-employment services and benefits to trade-affected workers. Workers who lose their jobs as a result of increased foreign imports or a shift in production to foreign countries may be eligible for TAA.
Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA) provides extended income assistance for workers in an approved TAA contract. TRA payments begin when unemployment insurance ends allowing the student to complete their program of study.
To become TAA certified, a company official, a union representative, or a group of three or more workers must file a petition with the Department of Labor. Workers are notified of their eligibility via mail.
Once the school representative has completed a student’s contract, the student will receive a phone call stating the contract has been completed. Students are instructed to pick up their completed contracts and deliver them to their TAA customer service representative.
Contracts turned into a TAA customer service representative require thirty days to be approved and returned to Sinclair.
Upon receiving an approved contract, a school representative will notify the concerned student via telephone.
If thirty days have passed since the contract was delivered to TAA, contact your TAA customer service representative. If unable to contact your TAA customer service representative, contact the Trade Section in Columbus at 1-866-288-0989.
Books can be purchased using your Tartan Card (student I.D.) during the financial aid book charge period, which is typically the week immediately prior to the first day of classes. The date is posted at the bottom of the bookstore website. Contact the Bursar Office and College Cashier at 937-512-2606 to confirm that your book funding has been made available for use in the bookstore.
Yes. TAA funded students can accept any scholarship or grant made available to them.
No. The FAFSA application is used to determine students’ level of financial obligation and the various federal grants and loans they may be eligible for. Once eligibility is determined, students can accept or reject any of the grants or loans made available. Eligibility for some grants and scholarships may require a student to complete the FAFSA application.