Office of Continuing & Professional Education

Career Online Training. Jump-start you career or find a nw one. Six to eighteen-month programs. All materials included. Prepare for certification. Financial assistance available.

Career Training Opportunities

Continuing & Professional Education, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.

Click here to browse the available programs.

Financial Assistance

We want to ensure that any interested applicants have all the resources they need for financial assistance should they wish to register for our programs, but do not have the necessary funds.

Below are the various options available. Please note that as the courses offered by Continuing & Professional Education are not for academic credit, financial aid through UNCW is not provided.

Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan

The Smart Option Student Loan is a private student loan which provides a low-interest option for eligible students to finance their education, including our Continuing Education training. The loan may be used to cover the total cost of the program. Loans are available from $1,000 and up, however, CPE will only certify the loan for the exact amount of the registration fee. Additional information may be obtained by calling Sallie Mae Customer Service at 1-877-346-2756 referencing our school branch code 002984-98 or by visiting the Sallie Mae website.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federal program that gives workers the chance to learn the skills and information needed to compete in the new economy. Contact the NCWorks Career Center to discuss the requirements for applying for a WIOA grant. More information can be found by visiting:

To find a Career Center near you, visit:

Private Bank Loans

Check with your bank about options available. Many offer funds for continuing education and professional development in addition to traditional undergraduate and graduate student loans.