Mariner school grants?


#1

Are any grants available to help Mariners with their schooling in the US? Many of us are quickly getting priced out of our own jobs. It’s a huge burden to pay for thousands of dollars in classes just to keep our jobs. I work for a company who’s wages are near the bottom. To get away from here I need to spend thousands on top of the thousands just to renew.


#2

When you inquire about classes, ask the school if they have any grant money. Also, there is a tax credit from the IRS if your income is below a certain threshold. I’ll be using that for the ECDIS class I took earlier this year. It is nice that it is a tax credit, rather than just a tax deduction.


#3

Thanks for the info.

Surely I’m not the only one feeling the pinch from these very expensive mostly unnecessary classes.


#4

Here’s a link:

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/ch03.html