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Financial Aid Programs

financial-aidCarnegie Institute is an eligible institution under the Federal Insured Student Loan Program. Financial aid funds are awarded to supplement family or student tuition when family funds alone cannot cover educational expenses.

Although Financial Aid Applicants are accepted throughout the school year, Carnegie Institute recommends that students submit applications at least six weeks before the start of their programs to receive full consideration for available funds.


Financial Aid Programs

Students may be eligible for one or more of the following Financial Aid Programs:

  • imagine-americaFree Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  • Imagine America Foundation
  • MEAP
  • MET
  • Approved for Veterans and Eligible Dependents
  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
  • UAW Tuition Assistance
  • CTF Scholarship

All loan recipients must complete and submit documentation related to online Entrance and Exit counseling.

Title IV Student Loans

Federal Student Loans and Grants

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant does not require repayment. Eligibility is based on a student’s educational and financial needs using the federally calculated formula specified in the law.

Federal Direct Student Loan

If eligible, the Federal Direct loan is obtained by online completion of a Master Promissory Note at https://studentaid.gov/. Dependent Students may borrow up to a maximum of $5,500 to apply toward their career education. Independent Students (self-supporting) may borrow up to a maximum of $9,500 per year to apply toward their career education. The Federal Direct loan is repaid monthly with interest, starting six months after the last day of attendance.

Direct Loan Plus

The “PLUS loan is available to parents to assist dependents with the cost of education. The maximum loan is the student’s cost of attendance, less other financial aid. A “PLUS” loan may be obtained by online completion of a Master Promissory Note at https://studentaid.gov/. Repayment of this loan begins within 30 days of issuance and is repaid with interest.

Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits

Carnegie Institute is approved to accept students eligible to receive Veteran’s Administration Education Benefits. 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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

  • If you served on Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill ®.
  • If you currently serve in the military, you may be eligible for funding from the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount you qualify for with your service before enrolling.
  • If you are the spouse or child of a service member who is on active duty, Title 10 orders in the pay grades of E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Defense for education, training, and/or the occupational license and credentials necessary for a portable career.
  • If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible to transfer the service member’s Post-9/11 benefits to you.

Private Funding

Students are encouraged to research alternative funding sources should the available Federal aid be insufficient to meet their educational needs. For additional information, students should contact the Financial Aid Office.

Code of Conduct

All employees of Carnegie Institute are prohibited from any conflict of interest activity concerning Title IV loans. Employees with loan-related responsibilities must abide by the following Code of Conduct.
Employees are prohibited from:

  • Entering into revenue-sharing arrangements with lenders
  • Participating in opportunity pools with lenders
  • Accepting gifts of more than nominal value from lenders
  • Receiving compensation for consulting services to education lenders
  • Permitting lender staff to assume financial aid office staff functions

Exclusions from the gift ban:

  • Providing brochures, workshops, or training related to loans, default prevention, or financial literacy.
  • A financial aid professional training session provides food, refreshments, training, or information items.
  • Borrower benefits.
  • Entrance and exit counseling “services” as long as the school controls the counseling (whether in person or via electronic capabilities). Such counseling does not promote the products or services of any specific lender.
  • Philanthropic contributions that are not made in exchange for loan volume.
  • State education grants, scholarships, or financial aid funds administered by or on behalf of a State.