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Financial Aid Options

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Financial Aid Options Available at KTI

As a student attending Keystone Technical Institute, you may be eligible for the following financial aid programs. All financial aid recipients must be enrolled in an approved program of study, continue to demonstrate financial need, and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Further information concerning these Financial Aid programs, rights and responsibilities of financial aid recipients and official application forms may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. In the event a student is suspended, Financial Aid will be discontinued.

KTI participates in Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for Federal Student Loan program proceeds (FPLUS, FDL), therefore all funds will be transferred electronically to Keystone Technical Institute. Each student/parent will be notified three days in advance of those funds being credited to your account. This notification will outline your options. This is a check-less system. A receipt will also be provided after the funds are credited to the student’s account.

Federal Pell Grant Program

KTI participates in the Federal Pell Grant Program. Under the terms of this entitlement program, students who are determined to be eligible by the federal government may receive grants for a full-time course of study during the grant year. All full-time students are entitled to apply; eligibility is determined by the federal government.

Federal Direct Loan Program

Through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, eligible students and parents borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education. Direct Loans include subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans (also known as Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans), Direct PLUS Loans, and Direct Consolidation Loans. You repay these loans directly to the U. S. Department of Education. Interested applicants may obtain a Master Promissory Note through the Financial Aid Office.

A. Federal Stafford Loan Program (Subsidized Loan & Unsubsidized Loan)

A guarantee fee and an origination fee are charged on each loan. Contact our Financial Aid Office at 717-652-6214 or FinancialAidOffice@kti.edu to see the loans for which you qualify.

B. Federal PLUS Program (Parental Loans for Undergraduate Students)

Parents of dependent children who are enrolled on at least a half-time basis may borrow. The maximum amount per year is up to the cost of attendance less other student aid. Repayment begins 60 days after second disbursement.

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program

This program provides jobs for qualified students who are unable to continue their education without additional assistance. This enables the student to earn money by working at the school or for an off-campus employer assigned by the school.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

An FSEOG grant may be awarded on a limited basis in the range of $100 to $2,000 per year. Students with the most need (based on student’s EFC) who qualify for other aid are given first consideration for this grant.

State Grants

PHEAA Grants are applicable to Specialized Associate Degree programs only. Undergraduate students who have been a resident of Pennsylvania for at least 12 months prior to the date of application are eligible to apply for a Pennsylvania State Grant.

PHEAA Grant awards are given to students who demonstrate financial need in accordance with PHEAA requirements. There is an August 1 deadline for first-time applicants. There is a May 1 deadline for previous State Grant recipients.

Veterans Benefits

KTI is approved for training of veterans under the provision of Title 38, United States Code, Section 3675. Veterans should contact the Financial Aid Office for further information. Make-up work is not permitted for the purpose of receiving Veterans Affairs training allowances (CFR 21.4254).

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

Physically challenged students seeking vocational training are encouraged to contact their nearest Vocational Rehabilitation Office for information and official forms.

KTI High School Senior Scholarship Award Program

Keystone Technical Institute awards 22 quarter-tuition scholarships. These scholarships can be applied to any one of the following specialized degree programs: Culinary Arts Specialist, Dental Assistant Specialist, Computer, Network and Cloud Technologies, Medical Assistant Specialist, Health Information Technology, Baking and Pastry Arts with Management, and Electrician: Residential and Commercial, or any diploma program with more than 1,799 clock hours.

KTI does not intend to use a scholarship as a premium, special endorsement or discount.

Imagine America Foundation Scholarships

KTI will review scholarship requests from Imagine America Foundation Scholarships for the following scholarships:

A. Imagine America (IA)

Each year, every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico may select up to five graduating seniors to receive a $1,000 Imagine America scholarship, helping thousands of high school seniors afford an education at career schools across the country. Applicants must meet KTI’s admissions and scholarship requirements.

B. Military Award Program (MAP)

This $1,000 tuition credit is available to any qualified active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veteran of a United States military service branch for attendance at a participating career college. Applicants must meet KTI’s admissions and scholarship requirements.

C. Adult Skills Education Program (ASEP)

The Imagine America Foundation created the Adult Skills Education Program (ASEP) to help fill gaps in grants and scholarships for non-traditional students. Adult learners pursuing a career education may receive a $1,000 tuition credit to attend Keystone Technical Institute. Applicants must meet KTI’s admissions and scholarship requirements.

The Imagine America Foundation has an application process and qualifications criteria. Please click here to apply for these scholarships. KTI also has additional requirements an applicant must achieve in order to be awarded these scholarships.

KTI will only consider one scholarship application per individual and only if the application is fully accepted by Imagine America Foundation. Students also must meet KTI’s standard admission requirements for the requested training program. Imagine America Foundation certificates (IA, MAP, ASEP) are non-transferrable, non-negotiable, non-refundable and have no cash value. Only one certificate will be awarded to each eligible recipient.

For more details regarding financial aid or the cost of tuition and fees, contact the Financial Aid Administrator.

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President practices an open-door policy

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