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Is Vocational School Affordable?

October 5th, 2023
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Attending a vocational school program can be the best decision a student can make. Finding an occupation that fits their talents and aspirations helps shape the lives of families and communities. Gainful employment provides students with the ability to invest in their futures. While school related costs can seem worrisome, students confide or rely on in the financial aid department for guidance and assistance. Students in New Jersey and Pennsylvania can find financial aid services for vocational training at Pennco Tech.

Do You Qualify For Financial Aid?

The first question to answer is whether you are eligible for financial aid. Luckily, there are several types of aid available, including student loans, grants, scholarships, and private loans. To find out whether you are qualified to receive federal student loans or other government-sponsored assistance, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The FAFSA is the basis for determining what kinds of aid may be available from federal and state funding sources. After submitting this form online, the financial aid office at Pennco Tech can help determine how much assistance and what types of aid are available to you. There may be scholarships for which you can apply, as well. Private loans may be another option. 

Pennco Tech offers resources for planning the financing of your education. Staff at our Student Loan Counseling Department can provide information about the schedule for repayment of loans after graduation.

Financial Aid and Student Loan Options at Pennco Tech

Pennco Tech strives to assist students with decisions and plans related to financial aid and student loans for our vocational school programs. Our staff helps students and families understand the exact costs related to the program in which they are interested, and what financial assistance may be available, underscored by realistic planning for future employment and repayment of student loans. Options for financial assistance include:

  • Grants
  • Stafford student loans
  • Stafford Parent Plus Loans
  • Sallie Mae student loans
  • Scholarships, including those for high school seniors
  • Veterans’ financial aid and educational benefits
  • Third-party contracts
  • Private educational student loans
    • NJ Class Loans
    • PA Forward Loans
    • Meratas Loans (geared for students of exceptional need)

Pennco Tech offers individual consultations for students, so we can help with the process of applying for financial aid, determining what student loans are available, and planning for financial obligations.

Not every job will have the same conditions, and they’ll often depend on what work setting you’ll be in, along with other factors. However, it’s beneficial to continuously update your skillset with additional training as the industry changes. This can help increase your marketability and chances of a promotion later in your career. Many car repair estimators go on to management positions, or pursue higher-level insurance roles, with additional training and certification.

Quality Vocational School Training at Pennco Tech

As a premier vocational school serving students in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Pennco Tech offers outstanding instruction for trade careers. Our programs are focused and innovative and provide hands-on training environments. Pennco Tech is affordable and offers small class sizes in an encouraging and welcoming educational environment. There are two convenient campus locations, in Blackwood, NJ, and Bristol, PA.

Programs Offered at Pennco Tech

We offer automotive programs, trade programs, and medical programs. Students can choose from the following at Pennco Tech:

In addition to the above, students can choose to take additional classes that cover OSHA-authorized outreach training. We also offer students the opportunity to learn safety inspection and emissions inspection in automotive classes. Throughout all programs offered at Pennco Tech, students benefit from our mission of encouraging academic and technical curiosity, innovation, and creativity.

Our instructors are experienced professionals who understand what kind of training is required to help students graduate and find entry-level employment in their respective fields. Students can learn the basic skills and concepts for their chosen occupation at Pennco Tech, providing a strong basis and potential for future career advancement.

Learn Trade Careers in a Welcoming Environment

Pennco Tech welcomes diverse groups of students in our vocational school programs. Women are encouraged to apply to our programs and investigate financial aid options. Extra support is offered within our Girl Power at Pennco Tech initiative. 

Veterans can develop new professions and trade careers with our programs. Our financial aid services work closely with veterans to develop access to eligible funding sources, including:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Fry Scholarship
  • Vocational rehabilitation services

Discover Financial Aid Options for Vocational School Programs

At Pennco Tech, we want our students to succeed in their chosen programs and occupations. We believe that education is worthwhile and important for a successful future. If you are interested in developing skills for an automotive, trade, or medical career path, consider the vocational school programs at Pennco Tech campuses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We offer financial aid services that help students realize their potential and move forward in life with employment that is engaging and fulfilling. For more information, contact us today.

‘I got it!!!!!I got it!’, Anthony said as he raced into the Career Services Office. He was talking about his new job. Hired by a former graduate of Pennco Tech, Anthony will begin his new career with a two-day OSHA training course.

Anthony Z. - Air Conditioning/Heating Graduate

I enjoyed all my teachers. They made it interesting and challenging. I enjoyed going back to school at the age of 48! Career Services was a big help to me. Danielle was great. She helped me with my resume and showed me how to apply. I got the job with Dietz and Watson! Pennco Tech was the right choice for me as I get ready to start my career.

Mark E. - Electrician Graduate

I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help…I just got a full time job at Kennedy Healthcare in Stratford, NJ as a Patient Services Representative. Thank you again.

Maria Z. - Medical Assisting Administrative Graduate