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.
PAUL LAUZIER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION FOR GRANT COUNTY
This scholarship is for graduating seniors and alumni of Grant County high schools. Scholastic achievement and traits such as community and school involvement, integrity, work ethic, and leadership are strongly considered. For more information and the application, go to http://www.lauzier.org/alumni-college-student-application. Deadline is February 24, 2017.
SOLARITY CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIPS
Solarity prides itself on being an advocate for learning. They will award five $2,400 scholarships. Applicants must be a member in good standing of Solarity Credit Union, a U.S. citizen or resident alien of the US, enrolled in school and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. To apply, go to: https://www.solaritycu.org/scholarships/. Deadline is February 24, 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 March, June, September and December. Applications will be accepted until the designated $10,000 is awarded.
NAWIC FOUNDERS' SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION TRADES
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a construction-related training program. Literally every career sector is available including trades, project management, administrative, legal, financial...the list is virtually endless. Applicant is responsible for ensuring that all needed items are emailed and received. These include a completed and signed application, course description, financial need, extracurricular activities, employment history, and essay. To apply, go to: http://www.nawic.org/nawic/NFSFScholarships.asp. Deadline is February 28, 2017.
WELLS FARGO VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM & EMERGENCY GRANTS
Wells Fargo provides scholarships up to $7,000 per year to fill gaps for veterans and the spouses of disabled veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been utilized. Deadline is February 28, 2017.
The emergency grant program helps veterans already enrolled in post secondary education meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks. Ranging up to $1,000 these immediate, one-time grants will ensure the recipients are able to stay in school without creating undue financial hardship for themselves or their families. To apply for the scholarship or grant, go to: https://wellsfargovets.scholarsapply.org/.
GESA CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIPS
GESA is proud to offer scholarships since 1987. To be eligible, you must be a member in good standing of GESA Credit Union and plan on attending school in the fall of 2017. The application is located at https://www.gesa.com/pdfs/gesa/ScholApp_0115-ContEd.pdf. Deadline is February 28, 2017.
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON FOUNDATION
The George Washington Foundation makes scholarships available for students to use to help pay toward tuition, fees, books and supplies. The scholarships are intended to help those who would find it financially difficult to attend. The George Washington Foundation encourages Perry students to apply. Applications are available in Financial Aid and outside of the bookstore. Deadline is March 1, 2017.
WASHINGTON APPLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The WAEF offers scholarships for vocational students. Last year, they awarded over $20,000 to PTI students. This is an opportunity that should not be missed. For more information, go to their website at: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/waef2017vocational. Deadline is March 1, 2017.
AUTOMOTIVE SEMA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket leaders and innovators. To register and apply, go to: https://www.sema.org/scholarships. Deadline is March 1, 2017.
UEC - UMATILLA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is designed to encourage and recognize the academic achievements of the members of the UEC and/or their dependent children. They are offering 12 - $2,500 scholarships. Awards are based on academics, work experience, participation in activities and two one-page essays. To apply, go to: https://www.umatillaelectric.com/programs/youth-programs/scholarship-program/. Deadline is March 1, 2017.
WASHINGTON STATE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
They will award 4 - $5,000 scholarships. All applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. Regardless of age, all applicants must be first time entering freshman. The scholarship will give primary consideration to the financial need of each applicant. Household income must be below their guideline. For more information and to apply, go to: http://washingtonscholarships.org/apply.html. Deadline is March 3, 2017 for all documentation to be received.
AMERICAN INDIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
The AIES helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to an in-state American Indian community. To be eligible, you have must have completed the FAFSA demonstrating financial need and be a Washington State resident. For other details and to apply, go to: http://readysetgrad.org/college/american-indian-endowed-scholarship#. Deadline is March 1, 2017.
AGC EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR CONSTRUCTION
This scholarship is for students pursuing a career in construction. Applicants must complete and sign the application, which can be found at http://constructionfoundation.org/scholarships/2016-2017-application-and-eligibility. Also, a letter of reference and transcript is required. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5. Deadline is March 1, 2017.
BERNARD E. DILLON VOCATIONAL SKILLS SCHOLARSHIP/American Military Retirees Association
AMRA members, their spouses, dependent children and grandchildren who are post high school students attending vocational-technical classes are eligible. The scholarship may be used toward tuition, fees, books and/or supplies. Applicant must submit an essay and three letters of recommendation. For all paperwork, go to: http://amra1973.org/data/files/2017%20Scholarship%20Application%20-%20Bernard%20E%20%20Dillon.pdf. Your application and all supporting documents must be received no later than March 8, 2016.
YAKIMA ROTARY CLUB VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The Yakima Rotary Vocational Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that it will be awarding up to $32,500 in scholarship funds for students pursuing vocational education. To be considered, you must answer all questions and meet eligibility requirements. Only completed applications will be considered. You must complete the application and obtain two reference forms, plus a transcript. Candidates will be required to appear for an interview. Details and applications can be downloaded at http://www.yakimarotary.org/pdf/2017%20Vocational%20Scholarship%20Cover%20Letter%20&%20Application.pdf or picked up outside of the Hangar or Financial Aid office. Deadline is March 13, 2017.
DAVE NELSON SCHOLARSHIP FOR HVAC
Any student currently attending or planning to attend a technical or trade school with the next 12 months and who is pursing their education in the HVAC-R or plumbing field is eligible. The program must have oil heat as part of the curriculum. To apply, you must complete the application and write a 500 word essay that includes your background and how it has prepared you for success in your chosen field of student and where you see yourself in the next 5 - 10 years and include a letter of recommendation. To apply, go to: http://thinkoesp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2017-application.pdf. Deadline is March 16, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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 $10,00 for scholarships designated for Technical and Trades students. 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.
PHCC EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (HVAC)
Students in HVAC can apply and win scholarships to help offset training costs. There will be 41 scholarships worth $87,500 to be awarded in 2017. To apply online, go to: http://s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-phcc/files/production/public/2011Foundation/PDFs/2017PHCCScholarshipApplicationForm.pdf. Deadline is May 1, 2017.
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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