Open Door Grant Program

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An Education Today.  A Career Tomorrow.

Are you currently enrolled in a workforce program? Do you currently reside in the state of Florida? If so, you may be eligible for Open Door. We will cover your tuition balance, exams, books, uniforms, and more.

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** Please note, any prior payments made to Miami Dade College cannot be reimbursed by Open Door.

Eligible Workforce Programs:

Continuing Education and Professional Development

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

Engineering, Technology & Design

Global Business, Trade and Transportation

Health Sciences

Justice, Public Safety and Law Studies

The 2022-23 application period and awards have concluded. Please check back for future funding updates


  • Enrolled in an eligible workforce program at Miami Dade College.
  • Have completed the Open Door Grant Application
  • Currently resides in the state of Florida
  • Considered unemployed, underemployed, or furloughed
  • Have a current outstanding tuition balance owed to the College

a maximum award equal to the amount needed to cover 100% of tuition and fees for eligible programs after all other federal and state financial aid is applied.

Tuition balance, fees, exams, books, uniforms, and more.

Eligible workforce programs as mentioned above.

Students will be accepted on an on-going basis while funds are available, up until June 30, 2024.

No, a FAFSA application is not required.

Contact us at or complete the inquiry form above.

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