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Office of Financial Aid

  • How to pay for school
  • What the FAFSA is
  • Veteran & GI Bill® opportunities

The Financial Aid staff is ready to help you understand your options.

Before you start your classes, you’ll meet with your Financial Aid Advisor. During the meeting, you’ll learn about financial aid programs, applications, and review all of your options.

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Federal Financial Aid & Student Loans


Because trade school is a big decision, it’s important to know your options. And, there are a lot of different ways to pay for school. But, the most common ways are Federal Grants and Federal Loans.

The differences between these methods are briefly explained for you below:

Federal Grants:

Because federal grants are issued by the government, they do not need to be repaid. And grants are given out based on financial needs.

Types of grants include:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Maine State Grant

Federal Loans:

To sum up, loans can come from the federal government, private sources, or other organizations. But, these loans must be repaid after graduation.

Types of loans include:

  • Direct Subsidized Loan
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Direct PLUS Loan
  • And Alternative / Private Loans

FAFSA School Code: 041851

Common Financial Aid Questions

FAFSA stands for “Free Application for Federal Student Aid”. And, it is filled out every year by current and future higher-education students.

Most important, filling out your FAFSA is the first step in the financial aid process. And, it’s mandatory in order to receive federal grants or loans.

Financial aid is available to any student who is enrolled in an eligible program at NTI, and meets the basic requirements. Students applying for financial aid must:

  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Be a US citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • Have a valid Social Security number;
  • Be registered with Selective Service;
  • Be enrolled at least half-time;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress;
  • Sign the certification statement;
  • And, show they’re qualified to obtain a career school education.

The FAFSA process can be confusing and time-consuming. That is why NTI’s Financial Aid Advisors are ready to answer any questions. Finally, you’ll also find a summary of the process below:

1. Complete Your FAFSA And Submit
Fill out and submit your FREE application online through the FAFSA Website. Because, an official FAFSA application is mandatory for anyone who wishes to receive federal grants or loans.
NTI’s FAFSA School Code is 041851

2. Review And Accept Your Financial Aid Offer
Once your application has been processed, you’ll receive details about your financial aid package. All in all, this will include information about grants, scholarships, or loans that have been awarded to you.

3. Complete Your Entrance Counseling
Students receiving a loan for the first time must complete these forms in order to be eligible to receive their aid package. During this seminar, you’ll learn about loans and how they can repay them.

4. Receive Your Financial Aid
When all forms are completed your financial aid will be disbursed directly to the school you are attending. Additionally, any funds over the cost of tuition and course materials will be released directly to the student.

How Do I Fill Out The FAFSA? - Video

FAFSA School Code: 041851

GI Bill® & Veteran Financial Aid

Veterans of the Armed Services are eligible for educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). But, you must apply for benefits directly with the VA. Then, NTI will certify your enrollment and academic progress to the VA.


Feel free to message us with any questions about your VA benefits.

Do I Have To Worry About Making Payments?
During your training, the VA makes regular payments to the school.

Do I Get The Same Financial Aid Benefits As Everyone Else?
Veterans with a service-connected disability and children/dependents of veterans who were disabled or killed in the line of duty may be eligible for even more generous benefits.

How Do I Contact The VA?
Please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-GI BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). Or, visit their website at: VA Educational Benefits webpage.

The GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). And more information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at:

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F. A. Q

Frequently Asked Questions

Since we’re a school, NTI’s goal is to train as many students as we can. That is why NTI has moved away from traditional semesters and start dates. Generally, NTI programs start every 3 – 10 weeks (depending on the program).

Healthcare Professional training starts every 3 weeks. And programs include:

Phlebotomy Technician training starts every 5 weeks.

CyberSecurity training starts every 8 weeks.

Systems Technology training starts every 8 weeks.

CDL-A Truck Driver training starts every 3 weeks.

CDL-B Truck Driver training starts every 3 weeks.

HVAC/R Technician training starts every 10 weeks.

See a full list of start dates >>

Specifically, tuition at NTI ranges from $2,895 to $18,495 depending on the program. And, most programs are eligible for financial aid and GI Bill® benefits

Before any payment is made, all students must take part in an admissions interview with one of our Admissions Representatives. During the interview, the advisor will explain the program, determine eligibility for admission to the program, and discuss financial aid and payment options.

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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at


That is because NTI is a nationally accredited career school with State and Federal approval for Financial Aid.

After completing your admissions interview, our Financial Aid Office staff will help you through the whole process. Furthermore, they’ll help you find grants, loans, and scholarships.

Additionally, for programs that are not Title IV eligible, we will discuss several tuition financing options available to students.

Learn more about Financial Aid >>

To clarify, NTI is prohibited from guaranteeing job placement. But, the Office of Career Development is available to every student during and after graduation.

The Office of Career Development offers every student:

Job coaching;
Resume and cover letter assistance;
Connections with local employers;
And more.
Learn more about the Career Services Office >>

For accreditation purposes, NTI is required to place at least 70% of our graduates in careers in their field of study. And NTI’s rate in recent years has been in the high 80’s and low 90’s percentage range.

To summarize, going back to school is a huge commitment in time, effort, and money. So, NTI wants to make sure everyone understands what career training means.

With this in mind, the admissions interview is designed to share information about our programs and career opportunities. As well as measuring employability in your chosen field. Additionally, we’ll also gauge your desire and commitment to graduate.

Currently, all of NTI’s career training programs can be completed within one year. But, course lengths vary depending on the program that is chosen.

Healthcare Training Programs:

HVAC/R Technician Training Program: 30 weeks

CDL-A Truck Driver Training Program: 160 hours

CDL-B Truck Driver Training Program: 80 hours

Network Administration & Design Training Program: 34 weeks

Presently, you can request either an official or unofficial copy of your student transcripts right here on our website.

Click Here To Request A Transcript >>

*NOTE* There is a $5.00 service fee for unofficial transcripts, and a $10.00 service fee for official transcripts. Payable by credit card only.


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