At Perry Technical Institute, we believe the value of your career training is immeasurable and we want nothing to stand in the way of your goals and ambitions.
We understand that your education is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. That’s why Perry Tech’s Financial Aid Department is dedicated to guiding you through the process of applying for financial aid. We will work with you to design a financial aid plan to cover the cost of your education and living expenses.
Financial aid is administered in accordance with established state and federal policies and philosophies. We encourage you to apply for financial aid regardless of your financial status. We prefer you begin the process six months before you plan to start school.
PTI’s school code: 009387
On February 26th, 2014, Governor Inslee signed into law the Dream Act, known in Washington State as the Real Hope Act. This law allows undocumented non-citizens, who are unable to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to his/her immigration status, to apply for State Financial Aid through the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) application.
WASFA Student Information Worksheet Instructions
WASFA Parent Information Worksheet Instructions
Students who have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will need to submit the WASFA application. For more information on requesting consideration of DACA, please click here.
It takes an average of 3-5 business days for us to receive your financial aid application (FAFSA/WASFA). Once we receive it, we will mail you a letter and email if we need additional information to complete your file. If we don’t need additional information, we will prepare your financial aid award letter and mail it to you. This process can take several weeks once all required documents are received. We award on a first come, first serve basis.
If you have any questions regarding your financial aid status or the process, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Financial aid consists of grants, loans, jobs, and scholarships that help offset the cost of educational expenses. Awards can come from federal, state, local, or private sources.
Grant programs provide assistance to students who qualify and it does have to be repaid.
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
State Need Grant
College Bound Scholarship
Loan programs supported by the federal government or private entities allow students and parents to borrow funds to pay for school expenses.
Direct Subsidized Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
To apply for a PLUS loan, parents will need to complete the online application at www.studentloans.gov.
For a current list of potential sources, visit private loan options. To view lender application disclosures, select the appropriate links: Sallie Mae or Wells Fargo. For additional information, see the Financial Aid Code of Conduct.
Institutional Tool Loans
If you meet the criteria, there are others options which can help pay for school.
Federal Work Study
Worker Retraining Grant
Are you currently receiving unemployment or exhausted your benefits in the past 24 months? You may be eligible for a Washington Worker Retraining Grant. Check out all the eligibility categories Washington State Worker Retraining Program or contact the Financial Aid Office.
Outside Funding Assistance
For information, contact our program student specialist.
Financial aid is disbursed electronically into your PTI student account. Federal Loan, Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, State Need Grant, and College Bound Scholarship funds should be credited to your account one week after the start of the term. State Opportunity Grant funds should be credited to your account four to five weeks after the start of the term. For timing on other aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
We encourage you to apply for scholarships before starting school and throughout your time at Perry Tech. You always have the choice to reduce or cancel your loans if you receive scholarships. For information on scholarships, please email the Foundation Office or call 509.453.0374
Only currently enrolled Perry Technical Institute students are eligible to apply for PTI Foundation Scholarships. The scholarships are offered in the spring and fall of each year. Students may apply each cycle, but must complete a new application each time. Students who do not meet eligibility requirements or who are currently on probation, including last chance agreement, will not be considered for an award. The number of scholarships awarded will vary depending on available funding.
Students who put in the extra effort to take and pass an industry certification may be rewarded. Perry Technical Foundation will reimburse students in good standing up to $500 for certifications received that have been approved by their department.
Students are encouraged to apply for outside scholarships which are not provided by Perry Tech. Below are scholarships that you may be eligible to apply for and receive. Scholarship information is available in the Financial Aid Office and in Student Services. If you have any questions, please stop in the Foundation Office.
AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET SCHOLARSHIP
Thinking about automotive aftermarket career? Scholarships are available for full time students attending a certified post secondary school for automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians AND students in business, marketing, engineering or other courses of study that plan to pursue a career in the automotive aftermarket. You will need to complete a one page essay, letter of recommendation, and provide a transcript as part of the application. For more information, go to: http://www.automotivescholarships.com/apply_online.cfm. Deadline is March 31, 2017.
SONOBOOM ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, they are offering a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and write a 500 - 1000 word essay on "Modern Gadgets and Their Influence on Our Life". For more information and instructions on how to submit your application, go to: http://sonoboom.com/scholarship/. Deadline is March 31, 2017.
WASHINGTON INDIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION (WIGA)
Applications are being accepted for a total of $90,000 for Native American students. The program is designated to promote tribal self-sufficiency by providing scholarships for Native American students to advance their own self-sufficiency and broaden their personal and professional potentials through higher education. Applicants must be enrolled in one of Washington's 29 federally recognized tribes or enrolled in a federally recognized tribe and attending a school in Washington State. To apply, go to: http://www.washingtonindiangaming.org/images/content/2017-18%20Application.pdf. Deadline is March 31, 2017.
NORTHWEST INDIAN HOUSING ASSOCIATION (NWIHA)
Applicants must be less than 24 years of age on March 31 and an enrolled Tribal member of an NWIHA Voting Member Tribe. The application includes a handwritten essay, sponsorship letter, two references and transcripts. For details, go to: http://nwiha.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Official-NWIHA-2014-Scholarship-Application_Revised_2013.pdf. Deadline is March 31, 2017.
NUTS, BOLTS & THINGAMAJIGS
To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be enrolled in a program that leads to a manufacturing career, have a 2.5 GPA, submit a transcript and an online application. Programs that are eligible include AUTO, HVAC, INDUS, PRMM and WELD. For more information and to apply, go to: http://www.nutsandboltsfoundation.org/scholarships. Deadline is March 31, 2017.
YAKIMA PLAN CENTER CONSTRUCTION SCHOLARSHIP
Each year the Yakima Valley Construction Federation presents scholarships to eligible students in Central Washington. Each scholarship is awarded to a student who is preparing for a career in the construction industry. To apply, go to: http://www.yakimaplancenter.com/Y.V.C.F._SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION.pdf. Deadline is April 1, 2017.
GLORIA MATTERA NATIONAL MIGRANT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist financially those migrant youth who have the potential and the desire to further their education to achieve their personal and career goals. Eligible applicants must be entering or enrolled in post-secondary programs. To apply, go to: http://migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/mattera.htm. Deadline is April 1, 2017.
WEST VALLEY LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the West Valley Lions Club to encourage a second year student at Perry Tech to continue his/her education in the program of their choice. The $1,000 scholarship will be paid directly to Perry. To apply, submit a letter of application which includes your plans for enrollment, work schedule, and any community volunteer service or sports activities. Also, include a transcript with your GPA. Obtain and include two letters of recommendation - one from a person not related to the candidate and one from a faculty member. All information should be mailed to: West Valley Lions Club, P.O. Box 8058, Yakima, WA 98908-8058. The recipient will be asked to attend one of their Thursday evening meetings. More information is available at financial aid or outside of the deans' office. All material must be postmarked no later than April 3, 2017.
WOMEN RETAIL NETWORK - DRIVE TO SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP
Pursing a degree in automotive management, business and technical certification in automotive education are encouraged to apply. Their goal is making a difference for women pursuing a career in automotive retail. To apply, go to: http://www.gmsac.com/. Deadline is April 14, 2017.
SEA MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS
Sea Mar recognizes and acknowledges the barriers children of farm working families face in their pursuit of a college degree. They are proud to provide annual scholarships to make higher education a reality. Students who work or have worked or whose parent/legal guardian is or has worked as a farm worker can apply. For information on all of the scholarships that are available, go to: http://www.seamar.org/static_pages/scholarships.php. Deadline is April 15 at 6:00 p.m.
GARAGE GURUS AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
12 - $2,500 scholarships are available to help support educational expenses for the 2017-18 school year. Funding is provided through Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corporation Garage Gurus, who provide industry-leading training to automotive professionals. Applicant must carry a 3.0 GPA, submit a transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, a typed essay and complete an application. To apply, go to: http://www.fmgaragegurus.com/Scholarship.aspx. Deadline is April 30, 2017.
Enter for a chance to win $2,000 for college! You can use the money for whatever helps make school a little easier for you. To apply, you must create a photo of something that inspires you about the automotive industry and write an essay on something related to the automotive industry that brings you excitement (min. 300 words). Apply at: http://4wheelonline.com/scholarship-program.280635.0. Submissions must be received by May 1, 2017.
PHCC EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (HVAC)
Students in HVAC can receive scholarships to help offset training costs. There will be 41 scholarships worth $87,500 to be awarded in 2017. All applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA, be a citizen of the United States or Canada, and have not previously received a scholarship from the PHCC Educational Fund. To apply, go to: http://www.foundation.phccweb.org/Technician/content.cfm?ItemNumber=10677&navItemNumber=10332. Deadline is May 1, 2017.
BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON (BIAW) SCHOLARSHIP
Exciting news in 2017, not only will BIAW contribute (at least) $10,000 in funding for students pursuing a degree in the construction industry but an additional $10,000 for scholarships designated for Technical and Trades students. Applicants should be Washington state residents who are attending/applying to a vocational/technical school or university for the 2017 - 2018 school year and demonstrate a need for additional funding. To obtain the application packet, go to: http://www.biaw.com/documents/education/scholarship_app_fillable_17.pdf. Deadline is May 5, 2017.
STUDYSOUP WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
As a company driven to help students succeed, they are offering scholarships to help lighten the financial burden. This scholarship is for an outstanding female student who is planning a career in the field of computer science and/or computer programming. For an application and instructions, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBIYBjOJ1aoqlzKaNron1D8EdxziJ8XI4crOdQsPwERa2p1g/viewform?c=0&w=1. Deadline is May 5, 2017.
2017 WORK ETHIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - MIKE ROWE FOUNDATION
The mikerowWORKS Foundation is offerin a free pile of money to people getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand. Anyone with a pulse and a desire to learn a trade is invited to apply. The program is administered by Scholarship America. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a vocational/trade program and complete their program after December 1, 2017. To apply, go to: https://www.scholarsapply.org/mikeroweworks/. Deadline is May 19, 2017.
AMERICAN WELDER TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP (AWS)
This scholarship provides funds to students seeking welder training through a trade school, community college or other facility. Ten awards of $1,000 each, will be made to pay for tuition and fees. To learn more and apply, go to: http://www.aws.org/library/doclib/Welder-Training-Scholarship-Application-1.pdf. Applications need to be mailed to the AWS Foundation and received before the first work day in June, September, and December. Applications will be accepted until the designated $10,000 is awarded.
NEXSTAR LEGACY FOUNDATION
2017 Technicians in Troops to Trades Training Grants and Scholarships
This application is for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard and Reserve member looking for a new career in the HVAC or electrical residential service industry. Applications are being accepted now through December 31, 2017 but reviewed every 60 days. For more information and to apply, go to:
2017 Technicians in Residential Plumbing, HVAC or Electrical Scholarships
This application is intended for students planning a career as a technician in a business that provides residential service for plumbing, HVAC or electrical. Scholarships are granted in the amounts of $1,000 and $5,000. Applications are being accepted now through December 31, 2017 but reviewed on a 60 day cycle. For more information, go to: https://nexstarscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx.
SCHOLARSHIPS WITHOUT A SPECIFIC DEADLINE:
The Financial Aid Department has an open door policy – if you need help understanding the financial aid process and the options available to you, stop by our office.
Perry Technical Institute is required to inform student/parent borrowers that their loans will be submitted to NSLDS and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.
For more in-depth information on financial aid, please review our Policies and Procedures Manual.
Listed below are verification forms that may be required to complete your financial aid for the following quarters: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017:
Listed below are verification forms that may be required to complete your financial aid for the following quarters: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018:
Listed below are forms for loans that you can apply for. Please review each link for specific award years.
Listed below are miscellaneous forms that you may need. Please review each link for specific purpose of form before submitting.
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