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How to apply for the Training Opportunities Program

Learn how to apply for a Training Opportunities Program (TOP).
You must submit your TOP application within the first 20 weeks that you receive unemployment benefits, at least 3 weeks before your training program begins.

Training Opportunities Program (TOP) Unit

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What you need

When you complete your TOP application, you will need the following information:

  • The type of training program you have selected
  • The name of the school(s) offering the training
  • The start and end dates of the training program
  • The cost of tuition and other related expenses

Fees

DUA does not fund your training costs. If you need financial assistance to pay for your training program, check with your local One-Stop Career Center for information about grants, loans, or other funding sources.

How to apply

  1. Find an approved training program that meets your needs by:
  2. Log in to your UI Online account.
  3. Click Request TOP application on the left navigation pane and print the application.
  4. Fill out your section of the application and ask your training program to complete their section.
  5. Send your completed application to the Training Opportunities Program unit at least 3 weeks before your program starts.
  1. Find an approved training program that meets your needs by:
  2. Call the Training Opportunities Program unit at (617) 626-5521 to request an application.
  3. Fill out your section of the application and ask your training program to complete their section.
  4. Send your completed application to the Training Opportunities Program unit at least 3 weeks before your program starts.

More info

If you don't hear from the TOP unit within 3-4 weeks of submitting your completed application, please call (617) 626-5521.

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