You’ve made a decision that you feel good about: at tending Chicago’s own HVAC Technical Institute. The location is convenient, you benefit from small class sizes, and you stay up to date on important industry updates. When you complete your education, you’re ready to enter the fast-paced world of HVAC.
Before you made your final decision, you had to narrow down your options to trade schools that accept financial aid. Chicago, IL has a lot of trade schools. However, not all of them offer the same financial aid options.
At this point, it’s time to apply for federal financial aid. We walk you through the process.
Complete Your FAFSA
The first step in obtaining financial aid is completing your FAFSA application. By completing this federal form, you gain access to multiple financial aid options that can help you pay for school. Watch for the FAFSA application to come online each January. Then, complete the application as soon as possible.
If you qualify, you may receive grants (which don’t need to be paid back) or loans (which come due after you finish your education) through federal programs like the Pell grant or Stafford/Perkins loans.
Here’s how to apply:
- Contact the HVAC Technical Institute’s financial aid office for a copy of the FAFSA.
- Visit www.fafsa.gov to apply online.
- Ask for a hard copy FAFSA application by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID
- Download and print your own hard copy application form.
Don’t wait until it’s too late for federal aid. To get a better idea of the whole process, watch this short video:
Know Your Financial Aid Options
Once you know your financial aid eligibility, look into specialized trade scholarships. Some retailers offer awards to qualifying HVAC students. And don’t forget to ask your employer if they reimburse partial tuition costs.
At Technical HVAC Institute, we’re proud to be a leader among Chicago, IL trade schools that accept financial aid—just when you need it most. Contact us if you have any questions or to register for classes 773-927-9562. Don’t forget our school code 042323.