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Financial Aid Paving Way | Press Release

Posted on February 9, 2012
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Scarborough, ME (PRWEB) February 13, 2012

NTI has gained approval to offer Federal Financial Aid to qualified students enrolling in their Information Technologist, Network Administration and Design, Network Specialist, HVAC-R, Medical Transcription, Medical Office Assistant, Medical Coding and Billing, Clinical Medical Assistant, and Medical Laboratory Assistant programs.

“Being able to offer Financial Aid to qualified students has really made a difference to those trying to build a better future through a new career,” says Jill Golike, Director of Financial Aid at Northeast Technical Institute (NTI).

NTI has always focused on short term, flexible training designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of students.   Many students struggling to improve their lives through higher education also struggle with how to finance that education.

“Many of our applicants, especially those with the most need were being left out of the opportunities our education can provide”, says Jim Liponis, President of NTI.   “Now that we can offer those qualified students Federal Financial Aid, we’ve seen how those students and their communities benefit from their access to higher education.”

With the downturn in the economy and the ever-increasing need of education beyond high school to be competitive in today’s job market, the value of higher education has never been greater.   Being able to offer Financial Aid allows more students than ever before to attend classes at NTI and to build new and marketable skill sets in burgeoning industries across Maine.

NTI student Debra Carmichael, currently attending the Medical Lab Assistant program says, “Ever since losing my old job due to disability, I have been trying to go back to school to make a better life for myself.   I knew that an education was the key to changing things, but I was really worried about how I was going to be able to afford it.   NTI’s Financial Aid staff is so helpful and knowledgeable. They guided me through the whole process and showed me how I could receive grants and loans to help me pay for school.   I never thought it would really happen for me, and now it is!   Thanks NTI!”

Financial Aid assistance offered at NTI:

  • Federal PELL grants (no repayment) of up to $5,550.00 to qualified students.
  • Stafford Subsidized Loans of up to $3,500.00 at a 3.4% fixed rate to qualified students.
  • Stafford Unsubsidized Loans of up to $6,000.00 at a 6.8% fixed rate to qualified students.
  • Parent PLUS Loans at a 7.9% fixed rate to qualified parents.
  • Excellent NTI staff knowledge of the Title IV Student Aid program and how to navigate the ever changing maze of red tape and regulations to ensure qualified students receive the most lucrative package available.
  • NTI offers full time Financial Aid staff at each campus.   There’s always someone there when you need them.

Northeast Technical Institute, with campuses in Scarborough and Bangor, is a nationally accredited school and offers Federal Financial Aid for those who qualify. With its short-term, hands-on approach to training, NTI graduates are job-ready, may earn national certification and are prepared to meet the industry’s overwhelming needs and demands for qualified professionals.

The school offers in-demand training for a range of medical programs, including Medical Assistant, Medical Lab Assistant, Medical Coding and Billing, Phlebotomy, Information Technology (PC Repair, Network Administration), HVAC/R and CDL Truck Driving. Classes start each week or month for most programs.

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