Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Guide for Students


WIOA Student Guide for JCCC Classes (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)

This guide is based on the policies and procedures for Workforce Partnership-sponsored WIOA students. If you are seeking sponsorship from another WIOA office, the process will vary. WIOA programs within States and Counties differ. It is the student's responsibility to understand the policies and procedures applicable from the agency providing their funding.

To receive WIOA funding you will first need to contact your WIOA office.

Continued participation in WIOA
Funding is contingent upon your ongoing submission of monthly timesheets/attendance reports, course syllabi, certificates of completion, etc. as required by the WIOA program. Consult your WIOA Career Advisor for any questions about the WIOA program.

To Enroll in Credit Classes

If you are granted WIOA funding for credit classes, you will use your "Individual Training Account" (or "ITA") voucher to complete your enrollment.

1. Complete your JCCC admissions application.

2. Meet with a JCCC counselor to develop your Proposed Credit Program Outline (PDF). 

The Proposed Credit Plan requires a JCCC counselor's signature and must be written detailing all classes in each semester for the duration of your chosen field of study.

3. Contact the department office for your program of study to determine additional costs.

Some programs have additional equipment or licensing costs to complete the program that are not part of your tuition, fees or books. You will need an estimate of these costs to be included with your ITA to ensure that WIOA will cover those costs.

4. Bring your ITA Voucher, completed Proposed Program Outline, and Information about Additional Costs to the Third-Party Billing office, GEB 117.

This office will complete and sign the cost estimate section of the ITA Voucher. You will receive a copy of the ITA Voucher for your records. The original signed ITA Voucher will be sent to the coordinating WIOA agency for final approval.

5. After verifying your paperwork has been processed, you may register for credit classes prior to the payment deadline.

Verify with your WIOA Career Advisor that your completed ITA voucher received final signature approval and JCCC has received notification. Then, log into "EASI" in "My JCCC" to ensure that you have a hold type "Third Party Auth-Tuition". This hold means that you will not be dropped for nonpayment.

To Enroll in Continuing Education Classes

If you are granted WIOA funding for continuing education classes, you will use your "Individual Training Account" (or "ITA") voucher to complete your enrollment.

1. Schedule an appointment with the JCCC contact person to develop your Continuing Education Program Plan.

Your CE Program Plan (.PDF) must be written detailing all classes in each semester for the duration of your chosen field of study and requires a JCCC counselor's signature. Some programs have additional equipment or licensing costs to complete the program that are not part of your tuition, fees or books. You will need an estimate of these costs to be included with your ITA to ensure that WIOA will cover those costs as needed.

Continuing Education Program Contacts for WIOA are available as a PDF. You may also call Continuing Education Registration at (913) 469-2323 to be referred to the contact person. You will need to identify yourself as receiving WIOA funds and specify your approved program as listed on your ITA Voucher. 

2. Bring your ITA Voucher, completed Proposed Program Outline, and Information about Additional Costs the Third-Party Billing office, GEB 117. 

This office will complete and sign the cost estimate section of the ITA Voucher. You will receive a copy of the ITA Voucher for your records. The original signed ITA Voucher will be sent to the coordinating WIOA agency for final approval.

3. Take your signed ITA Voucher to Continuing Education Registration, Regnier Center, Room 173 and register for classes.