KEY STATISTICS AND FIGURES
There's no doubt that education is a major investment for most families. And when you make a major investment, it's important to consider the return. UTI isn't a traditional school. We understand that the trades and trade schools are critical. It's why we offer fast-paced, hands-on training that prepares you for an in-demand career. That means you can complete most of our core programs in about a year.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYERS
UTI has thousands of employer relationships with major manufacturers, dealerships and local shops. A select group of these employers may offer UTI graduates hiring incentives through the Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Program (TRIP) like sign-on bonuses, higher pay, tuition reimbursement and tool allowances.14 We even have career fairs where hiring managers often visit our campuses to recruit and interview potential candidates on the spot.6
5 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN YOU INVEST IN EDUCATION
As you consider investing in education to prepare for a career, you may want to consider the following questions:
- How long do you want to attend school?
- How quickly do you want to be prepared to enter the workforce?
- Do you want to take classes that are focused on your area of interest or are you interested in taking classes that are unrelated to your area of interest?
- What is the graduation rate of the schools that you're considering?
- How many graduates are getting jobs in their chosen field of study?
PAYING FOR SCHOOL - FINANCIAL AID
Figuring out how to pay for your education can feel overwhelming at times, but financial aid may be able help. There are grants and scholarships that may help pay for your education and they're available to all kinds of students every year. 10
Visit scholarships.com and you'll find information about financial aid that could help pay for your education if you qualify.
There are scholarships based on financial need, military affiliation, gender, ethnicity and many more categories as well.
3 IMPORTANT TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GRANT, SCHOLARSHIP AND STUDENT LOAN
A scholarship is a financial award intended to help students further their education. They do not require repayment and are typically based on a set of criteria. Some scholarships are merit-based, though that means more than grades. Merit can also be based on a special talent, an interest, or traits like gender and ethnicity.
A grant tends to be awarded based on financial need, typically in relation to family income. Like scholarships, they do not require repayment. The primary source of grants are Federal and state governments. The Pell Grant is the most notable federal grant program. Most state-funded grants are awarded to students who are pursuing higher education in that state.
A student loan is intended to help students pay for their education and associated fees (books, supplies, living expenses). It is intended to be repaid with interest. Student loans can come from private sources like banks or financial institutions, or the federal government. The payment schedule is typically deferred while the student attends school.