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.
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 do not 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
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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.
WASHINGTON STATE SBCTC OPPORTUNITY GRANT
The Opportunity Grant helps low-income adults train for high-wage, high-demand careers. To be eligible you must meet the following criteria: WA State resident for at least a year or more, family income at or below 200% of the federal level, have financial need based on a completed FAFSA/WASFA application, and be an underrepresented student. Only students who are enrolled at Perry for Fall 2017, Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 may apply. Students may receive up to $2,800 maximum for tuition. Submitting an incomplete application will disqualify you. Applications are open the third week of August and accepted through February 2018. For more information, stop by the Financial Aid Office.
WA STATE SBCTC WORKER RETRAINING (WRT) Program
The WRT Program plays a major role in Washington State's economic development by providing funds for eligible dislocated and underemployed workers in training or retraining, that will assist them in regaining employment. You may be eligible for the Worker Retraining Grant. Check out all of the eligibility categories at this link. If you think you might be eligible, contact the Financial Aid Office.
This scholarship is a $2,500 per year for a Latino student. To apply, you must submit a 500 - 1,000 word essay on your struggles a Latino student. Requirements are: minimum 3.0 GPA, Latino, and enrolled during scholarship cycle. To find more information on this scholarship and the application process, go to: https://buenasopiniones.com/scholarship/. Deadline is August 31, 2017.
KARMAN MOBILITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Karman Healthcare now provides students with a mobility issue who excel academically and have a regard for disability awareness the opportunity to earn one of two $500 scholarships. The essay theme is "the biggest challenge you have overcome as a result of mobility disability." For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.karmanhealthcare.com/scholarships/. Deadline is September 1, 2017
ZIP RECRUITER $3,000 SCHOLARSHIP
ZipRecruiter is offering a quarterly scholarship for the next year to the student with the most creative entry. To enter, you need to write a 250 - 500 word essay on one of three topics. One standard page digital upload submission of 250 - 500 words using text, images, diagrams or whatever you can fit on a page. For essay questions and additional information, go to: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship. Deadline is September 30, 2017.
REES SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION FOR HVAC
The Rees Scholarship Foundations offers multiple scholarships to support the HVAC/R industry. Applicants must submit a 500 word or less essay on how they will use the scholarship and why they should be considered. For more information, official rules, and to apply, go to: http://www.reesscholarship.org/site/292/Apply. Deadline is October 1, 2017.
AMERICAN MUSCLE STUDENT SCHOALRSHIP FOR AUTO
Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students that have exceptional drive and automotive ambitions. Applicants must submit a 700 - 1,500 word essay. The essay should describe who you are and how you plan on using your automotive education to change the custom car industry for the better. Submit your essay to: email@example.com. For more information, go to: https://www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships.html. Deadline is October 15, 2017.
DREAM AMERICA AWARD
To apply you must be at least 17, demonstrate financial need, obtain an associate's degree and plan to enroll for the entire 2018 - 2019 academic year. Awards will range from $5,000 to $15,000. If you qualify, go to https://www.scholarsapply.org/dreamaward/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fscholarshipamerica.org%2Fdreamaward%2F%3Futm_campaign%3D2018%2520Dream%2520Award%26utm_source%3Dhs_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_content%3D55253784%26_hsenc%3Dp2ANqtz--AULjl3rhQ_vTU5rbbBZbvbqniCsUkUkGK-8j6dEoWcCUtcaHVcjRWm9APdlL3E5GCgT7GGI6fI20Lsoaym9r1fbbdnthh7E8QiRN0cLbCz1bDewg%26_hsmi%3D55253784 to apply. Deadline is October 15, 2017.
WABO WELDER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Students must have completed a minimum of two quarters in a welding program with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Funds may be used for tuition, books, supplies and/or registration in the WABO Welder Program. Previous scholarship recipients are ineligible to apply. To access an application, go to: https://wabo.memberclicks.net/assets/pdfs/Welder/scholarship%20%20website%20generic%20-%20updated%203-5-15.pdf. Deadline is October 20, 2017.
US BANK SCHOLARSHIP
Enter for a chance to win up to $20,000 in U.S. Bank Scholarship prizes through October 27, 2017. Receive an entry by completing the online registration and get additional chances to win when you complete each of eight online Financial Genius learning tutorials. To register, go to: https://www.usbank.com/community/financial-education/scholarship-application-form.html.
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
Study Soup is offering a $2,000 scholarship to women seeking a career in computer science and/or computer programming. The scholarship will be awarded to a female student who demonstrates a passion for computer science and is actively seeking opportunities for a meaningful career in the industry. The short application (less than 10 minutes to complete) can be found at: https://studysoup.com/scholarships/women-in-technology. Deadline is October 31, 2017.
SOROPTIMIST LIVE YOUR DREAM SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to female students whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and/or drug and alcohol abuse. Recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition, and transportation. The awards very from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on eligibility. There have been great winners from Perry Tech in the past. To apply, go to: http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/live-your-dream-awards.html. Deadline is November 15, 2017.
NEXSTAR LEGACY FOUNDATION
2017 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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