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.
THE WILLIAM & MARY HAMBELTON SCHOLARSHIP (for students that have graduated from an accredited high school in Yakima County)
To apply for this $2,000 scholarships, you must list current activities, provide two letters of recommendation, a transcript of grades, complete a financial information form, list the name of your Yakima County High School and the year you graduated, and provide a brief essay (not to exceed 300 words) describing the four qualities of a good citizen. These qualities are dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Scholarship information sheets and financial forms are available in financial aid and outside of the Hangar. Deadline is June 30, 2017.
BLUE STREAK AUTOMOTIVE SCHOLARSHIP
Two qualified automotive students will be selected to win a $5,000 scholarship and 10 eligible students will receive a subscription to SMP's Award-Winning On-Demand Training Program. To participate in the contest, participants must go to http://www.applaunch.net/Promotions/PromoNew/PromoLogin_BS.aspx and follow the instructions. Applicants must submit an online registration form, which includes several questions, and submit a current photo. Deadline is June 30, 2017.
AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME
This scholarship is based on financial need and a required minimum 3.0 GPA for automotive students. You must complete an application, provide an official transcript, two letters of recommendation, and be accepted or attending a technical training school. To access the application, go to: http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/education. Deadline is June 30, 2017.
AIR TOOLS GUIDE SCHOLARSHIP
Are you a DIY enthusiast? Air Tools Guide wants to reward students for thinking outside of the box and coming up with unique and useful DIY projects that can be done with minimal costs. Write an article about your project for your application. Rules and additional information can be found at: http://airtoolsguide.com/scholarship/#Deadline_Other_Details. Deadline for the scholarship is June 30, 2017.
INTERMOTOR IMPORT LEADER AUTOMOTIVE SCHOLARSHIP
Standard Motor Products are investing in the future of the automotive industry and are offering two $5,000 scholarships plus ten students will receive a subscription to the award-winning, on-demand automotive training platform. Go to http://www.applaunch.net/Promotions/PromoNew/PromoLogin17.aspx to register. Applicants must be between 18 and 34 years of age, enrolled in a field of study focusing on automotive technology, and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Deadline is June 30, 2017.
WELLS FARCO COLLEGE STEPS SWEEPSTAKES
No purchase or payment is necessary to enter this sweepstakes and win. Go directly to their website, https://collegesteps.wf.com/?mplx=6878-38914-3408-445 to enter. Deadline is June 30, 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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