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Financial Aid is Available for Those Who Qualify.

Jones Technical Institute, a nonprofit institution, participates in a variety of financial aid programs supported by the U.S. Department of Education. The objectives of these programs is to provide funds for students who would not otherwise be able to continue with their education. Students must meet eligibility requirements in order to participate. 

Jones Technical Institute administers its financial aid programs in accordance with prevailing federal and state laws and its own institutional policies. Students are responsible for providing all requested documentation in a timely manner. Failure to do so could jeopardize the student’s financial aid eligibility.

In order to remain eligible for financial aid, a student must maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined in the Jones Technical Institute Catalog. It is recommended that students apply for financial aid as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time for application processing. Financial aid is awarded on an award-year basis; therefore, it may be necessary to re-apply for aid for each award year. Students may have to apply for financial aid more than once during the calendar year, depending on their date of enrollment. Students who need additional information and guidance should contact the Financial Aid Office.

J-Tech student working with a Financial Aid Officer to find opportunities for aid.

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Applying for
Financial Aid

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Individuals interested in applying for financial aid must meet with a Financial Aid Officer at the campus. Individuals must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and other paperwork required by the Financial Aid Office.

For financial aid eligibility purposes and fulfillment of entrance requirements, a student without a high school diploma or GED who was enrolled in an eligible program at a Title IV eligible institution prior to July 1, 2012, and gained admission in to that institution through the ability to benefit (ATB) alternatives, would remain eligible if the student can provide evidence of prior enrollment. The student would need to have passed an independently administered, Department of Education approved, ATB test or completed at least six credit hours or the equivalent coursework (255 clock hours), that is applicable toward a degree or certificate offered by a post-secondary institution.

Financial Aid

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NOTE: Students can contact their Financial Aid Officer or go to to learn more about student financial assistance.

Financial Aid

All financial aid awards are made for one year or less. After the following eligibility requirements are met and aid has been awarded, it will be delivered by payment period and the funds will be credited to the student’s account. To be eligible to receive an award, a student must:

  • Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen, and be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible program at an eligible institution of higher education
  • Provide a valid and verifiable social security number
  • Not be simultaneously enrolled in a secondary school
  • Have a high school diploma, or its recognized equivalent (GED)
  • Be registered with Selective Service (or exempt) if a male student is over 18 years of age
  • For Federal Pell Grants and Federal SEOG, not have previously received a baccalaureate degree
  • Have a need for financial assistance, as defined by the individual program requirements (not required for Unsubsidized and PLUS Loans)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default on any Federal Title IV Loan or owe a repayment on any Federal Title IV Grant received for attendance at any institution
  • Not have borrowed in excess of annual or aggregate limits on any Title IV Loan
  • Not have been convicted of or have pled nolo contendere (non contest) or guilty to a crime involving fraud in obtaining Title IV, HEA financial assistance
  • Have signed a statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) certifying that Federal Student Aid will be used only for educational purposes
  • Be enrolled on at least a half-time basis (FFEL and Direct Loan recipients only)
  • Not have been convicted of a federal or state offense involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA financial assistance
  • Continue to demonstrate financial need
  • Complete all required financial aid applications each academic year and remain drug free, as required by the Institute’s drug-free policy