Open Door Grant Program

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An Education Today.  A Career Tomorrow.

Are you enrolled in a short-term Workforce program? Are you a full-time student and a Florida resident? Apply for Open Door. We will cover the cost of tuition, fees, exams, books, and more.

Eligible Workforce Programs:

Continuing Education and Professional Development

  • 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator
  • AutoCAD - Complete Series
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect (SAA-C202)
  • Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD)
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • CompTIA A+ Essentials
  • CompTIA A+ Practical Application
  • CompTIA Security+
  • EKG Technician Certification
  • Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104)
  • Microsoft Azure Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure (AZ-204)
  • Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist
  • Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)


Engineering, Technology & Design

Global Business, Trade and Transportation

Health Sciences

Justice, Public Safety and Law Studies

Application Process

Get started today by following these steps:

  1. Complete the MDC College Application for Admissions
  2. Apply for the Open Door Grant Program

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  • Admitted to and enrolled full-time in an eligible program at Miami Dade College.
  • A Florida resident
  • Considered unemployed, underemployed, or furloughed
  • Complete the Open Door Grant Application
  • Meet all requirements set by Miami Dade College to document compliance with the items above
  • Agree to terms reflected in the Student Agreement

Up to $3,000 per student, after application of all eligible financial aid.

The cost of tuition, fees, examinations, books and materials, up to $3,000.

Eligible short-term CTE programs are listed above.

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis while funds are available, up until the beginning of Fall 2023 semester.

No, A FAFSA application is not required for each academic year the grant is sought.

Upon completion of the eligible program, you will attain a college credit certificate and/or industry certification.

Contact us at or fill out the inquiry form on the website.

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