FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION
Understanding that finding funding can be somewhat challenging, Northwest Lineman College is continually researching options to assist students in investing in their education. Below are options that students have used with success. It is recommended to check this page on a regular basis, as updates will be made as other options become available.
Get help paying for your tuition and fees. There are several scholarships offered through the power industry and community support groups that ELP students are eligible for. The best way to locate these scholarships are through specific internet searches. Using key phrases such as “Power Industry Scholarships” will provide you with many resources. Another great source for scholarship and grant information would be your city, county, and state community foundations. Below you will find current scholarships available to ELP students and links to some community foundations as well.
OTHER FUNDING SOURCES
Post 9/11 Benefits: The post 9/11 program pays tuition directly to the institution, the amount of assistance is based on the months you were in active duty status. You may also be eligible for a monthly housing benefit that is paid directly to you, this benefit varies according to each individual veterans agreement that they enlisted under. As you will see at the link above, the VA also references a $1,000.00 books and supplies stipend, but unfortunately, to date we have not had a student approved to use this benefit. Pre-9/11 or the Montgomery GI Bill: The Montgomery GI Bill is a monthly stipend paid directly to you, again it varies depending on the agreement that you enlisted with. It is typically approximately $1200.00 per month. We seldom have students elect to use this program since we started accepting the Post 9/11 benefits.
Northwest Lineman College is happy to partner with Meritize Financial to offer student loans that are customized based on individual student performance. Students are able to finance the full cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room and board.)
Sallie Mae offers comprehensive information and resources to assist students, parents and guidance professionals with financial assistance. Sallie Mae is well established and has worked with students who attend Northwest Lineman College. Many lenders have ceased to offer or make private loans for various reasons. However, you are free to do research with other private loan lenders. For more information on financial assistance through Sallie Mae, please click the NLC campus you wish to attend below:
Mountain America Credit Union (Idaho Campus only)
Mountain America Credit Union is a trusted lender who works directly with the Idaho NLC campus to offer our ID students private student loans. Minimum criteria for loan:
- A Northwest Lineman Student applying for the Idaho NLC campus
- A Student who resides in or works in and/or works for employers within Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, & New Mexico
Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union (Texas Campus Only)
Advantages of GTFCU Higher Education Loans
Variable and Fixed rate loan options
Borrow from $1,000 up to $50,000
Possible Interest Rate Reduction
Multiple Payment Options & 10 Year Repayment
Deferment and Forbearance Options Available
Are you a resident of Texas and a NLC student at another campus?
There are many ways residents of Texas can qualify for membership and receive all the benefits of a credit union.
Other Possible Funding Sources
Students or their families who may belong to a church or any other type of civic-minded organization, like Boys Scouts or 4H, please keep in mind you could qualify for scholarships with one or more of these types of organizations. Typically Rotary Clubs, Various Woman’s Organizations & American Legions or VFWs will also offer small scholarships that help lighten the financial load of funding education.