Financial Aid

Students must have funding secured prior to the start of training and must pay half the tuition and fees no later than 30 days prior to the first day of training to secure their place in the training program.  Written proof of approved funding to cover entire program costs may be submitted in lieu of payment..

AVTEC accepts funding from most funding sources that provide written Billing Authorization detailing what will be funded by the organization. The written Billing Authorization is a commitment by the organization to pay what they have agreed to pay. For more information on this, contact the  AVTEC Admissions office at admissions@avtec.edu or Financial Aid office at (907) 224-6156.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)

AVTEC Institutional Code: 031603

Federal Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loan (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans), and Alaska Supplemental Education Loan are available to qualified students. Applicants must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), via the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov

Funding for Federal Pell Grants is based on financial need exhibited by the student, based on their prior-prior-year tax return information. Applicants may be required to provide a Tax Return Transcript for the prior years’ tax return, the Tax Return Transcript can be obtained from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

All funds awarded are subject to Federal and State regulations and AVTEC policy. These funds are disbursed in two disbursements, one at the beginning of training, and the second when half of the training is completed. Students must meet AVTEC’s definition of Satisfactory Academic Progress to receive the funds. 

To read more about Federal Financial Aid, please visit the following website: http://studentaid.gov.

OTHER FINANCIAL AID SOURCES

Alaska Family Education Loans may be applied for online at https://acpe.alaska.gov/LOANS/Student-Loan and Parent PLUS Loans are also accepted by AVTEC and may be applied for online: https://studentaid.gov/. Applicants may be required to provide a copy of prior year's tax returns if requested by the Financial Aid Office.

Students should contact the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) offices within their regions to see if they may qualify for WIOA funds. Check with the State of Alaska Job Center for more information.

Other financial aid sources are the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Native Corporations, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). To find out qualifications for funding, contact the agencies directly.

Occasionally students are eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits while attending training. For more information, contact Unemployment Insurance at (888) 252-2557.