A little bit overwhelming, especially if this is the first time you have ever applied. We want to make the financial aid for trade school as stress-free as possible by assisting you at every step of the way. Therefore, we encourage you to meet individually with a member of our friendly staff in the Financial Aid Office. We will explain what all financial aid for trade school is available, walk you through the application process, and answer all of your questions.
Our goal is to ease the financing process through various solutions like trade school grants and scholarships so that you can concentrate on succeeding in your chosen career program. We can be reached at (215) 381-9403. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to take advantage of all the assistance available to you.
This website will also help you learn more about trade school grants and scholarships. The pages linked below will provide you with a wealth of information about financial aid programs, explain the application process, and describe your rights and responsibilities. If you are a “do-it-yourself” person, you can even follow the easy instructions to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. There are also some very useful tools to help students learn how to manage their personal budgets and finances.
We encourage all current and prospective students to read these pages and learn more regarding financial aid for vocational school and to contact the Financial Aid Office at (215) 381-9403 if you need assistance or have any questions.
Financial Aid Programs Available at PTT: This page gives basic information about each Federal Student Aid and Pennsylvania State financial assistance program available to students at PTT Institute, along with helpful links to more detailed information from the U.S. Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).
Veterans Educational Benefits: Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services may be eligible for educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). PTT Institute is approved for the training of Veterans and other individuals and participates in the educational benefits programs offered to Veterans (and certain dependents of veterans).
Rights and Responsibilities of Federal Student Financial Aid Recipients: Students who apply for financial aid (and the schools that administer the aid programs) are subject to a number of “rules”. Students also have certain rights, including the right to most of the information on this website. This page highlights the student’s rights and responsibilities and provides links to find more detailed information.
How to Apply for Federal Student Financial Aid: This page explains the application process for student financial aid and gives step-by-step instructions for completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid online. Why not get started today?
Student Loan Process and Requirements: If you are using student loans, there are certain electronic processes and documents you must file in order to comply with federal regulations. This page explains these processes and provides links to the appropriate federal websites.
PTT Budget Payment Plan: In case your financial aid isn’t quite enough to cover all of your costs, the school offers a monthly payment plan to help make sure PTT Institute education is affordable for students and their families.
Income Tax Credits for School Costs: Many students and parents are unaware of the U.S. federal income tax credits available to help families offset the cost of higher education. These tax breaks are only available to filers of U.S. Income Tax Returns, but they can go a long way to offset tuition costs for middle-income families.
Cost of Attendance and Net Price Calculator: Every college student (and parent of a college student) worries about costs. Although PTT Institute education is affordable for almost everyone, it is important to understand the breadth of college costs and to make a financial plan. This page contains information about costs and to access an online estimator program for costs and financial aid.
Withdrawal, Leave of Absence, Tuition Refund, and Return to Title IV (R2T4): In the unlikely event a student needs to terminate his/her education at PTT Institute, the student may be entitled to a full or partial refund of tuition, fees and other costs for the semester from their grants for trade school students. Also, students who withdraw may lose eligibility for all or part of the financial aid already awarded to them, and that financial aid may need to be returned to the financial aid programs (Title IV) by the school and/or by the student.
Financial Training for PTT Students: Financing a college education is one thing… but having real financial skills to manage your personal finances, credit score, and family budget throughout your lifetime is another thing entirely. PTT Institute students and alumni can access a wealth of information about personal financial management through this page.
Gainful Employment- Gainful Employment provisions were enacted to ensure that students receiving federal student aid in applicable programs could learn about how those programs will lead to what the regulation defines as Gainful Employment.
The Philadelphia Technician Training Institute Catalog: contains detailed information about the school, grants for trade school students, and our academic programs. The catalog is available online as a downloadable .pdf document, and paper copies are also available from the Admissions Office.