Financial Assistance Information PCAI offers many financial aid options to help alleviate the costs of our Semester Programs (The Art of Culinary Cooking, The Art of Pastry Creations and Foodservice Management). We are committed to help you find the best solution to meet your needs as you pursue this investment in your future. Federal Aid PCAI students many qualify for benefits funded through the U.S. Department of Labor by contacting your local Career Center JOB LINK or (WIA) at 919-560-4965 ext. 15218 with your contact person: Sontina Green. State Aid Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance Programs offers full-tuition assistance for eligible students. Please call 919-560-6810 ext. 239 to see if you qualify for this program. Specific documentation is required to determine eligibility. Students must register to take an orientation class to complete qualification. Local Aid Operation Breakthrough at 919-688-8111 assists Durham residents in receiving funding for the Semester Programs taught at PCAI. Community Partnerships Inc. (YES Program) at 919-402-9400 ext. 418 will verify if you are eligible for their tuition grant. Private Aid Our student may also seek private education loans from any lender of their choice. Eligibility and application processes for private education loans are provided by the private lenders. PCAI also offers Work Study financial aid directly through the Institute. Additional information and the application process may be obtained at 919-638-8444.