Expenses for functioning of CPIA are met through budget funds of the Ministry responsible for education and contributions allocated by the government.
In addition, courses are financed through other funds and contributions from the Regions and local authorities.
Fees paid by learners
No payment of fees is required for enrolment and attendance in courses leading to qualifications issued within the education system offered by CPIA. Only a small contribution is paid by learners for covering administration costs. Courses aimed at developing basic and social skills, CPIA may ask learners to pay fees which amount depends on the course, from financing received from local authorities, etc.
As far as evening classes are concerned, it is foreseen a fees payment equal to that foreseen for school courses.
Financial support for adult learners
Courses are basically free of charge; as a consequence, financial aids are not provided.
Financial support may be offered at local level through funds coming from local authorities.
Finally, labour contracts of some workers categories (like metalworkers, for example) foresee paid permission to allow them to attend the courses in order to obtain the lower secondary school certificate or, more rarely, the upper secondary school certificate.
Adult education programmes are offered by CPIA, centres linked to upper secondary schools, or by upper secondary schools, which can be either State or private (paritaria). For information on this offer, please refer to sections dealing with school education.
The offer of merely private courses for adults varies and detailed information are not available.