Gateway Grant Offers Tuition Assistance to Students in New Phlebotomy Program

Gateway Community and Technical College will begin a new program in phlebotomy in January and can provide tuition assistance as well as other benefits to qualifying students.

Financial support is available to low-income students through the Health Profession Opportunity Grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Tuition assistance and other services may be available to TANF, KTAP, or Pell-grant eligible individuals, or to those living within 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines.

The one-semester phlebotomy program trains students to take blood samples in hospitals, blood banks or clinics. Students who successfully complete the program will sit for a national certification exam at the completion of the course. The median salary for a phlebotomist in Northern Kentucky is about $29,000 a year.

Enrollment is currently under way for classes that begin Jan. 9. For general admissions information, visit http://www.gateway.kctcs.edu/Admissions. For specific information about enrolling in the phlebotomy program or more information about other healthcare careers that are eligible for tuition assistance under the HPOG grant, contact Colleen Heneghan at 859-442-4103 or GW-HPOGemail@kctcs.edu.