What is the Ability to Benefit Program?

The Ability to Benefit program offers an opportunity for students without a high school credential to earn both a college credential (technical diploma or associate degree) and a high school equivalency diploma (HSED) at the same time.

Who is Eligible for Ability to Benefit?

Ability to Benefit is for adult students who:

  • Are a Wisconsin resident
  • Are at least 18½ years old
  • Do not have a high school credential, or did not graduate from an accredited high school
  • Want to enroll in an eligible CVTC college program and want to apply for financial aid
  • Can demonstrate college readiness by passing the ATB Accuplacer assessment, passing the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Reading assessment, or having successfully completed six college credits. Options will be discussed with a faculty success coach.

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