A: AOA policy does not allow apprentices to incur debt for the cost of the apprenticeship training. Employers who participate in apprenticeship commit to pay the costs related to training after gift aid, Pell Grant, scholarships, GI Bill, and other similar aide is applied to the student’s bill. The relevant AOA policy can be found here. While not encouraged, employers may ask for work commitments from apprentices, within certain guidelines. Information on those guidelines may be found here.