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Tuition & Funding

Electrical Lineworker Program

Tuition & FundingElectrical Lineworker Program

 

Electrical Lineworker
Program Cost

2022 Program

2023 Program

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee

Paid with application

$100 $100

Lab Fee

Paid during enrollment process

$850 $850

Tuition

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$15,000 $17,000

Total Tuition and Fees

$15,950

$17,950

Required Associated Costs

Climbing and Hand Tools, NLC Safety Shirts

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$2,800 $2,800

Sales Tax on Tools and Shirts

N/A $168

Class A CDL w/Air Brakes Endorsement

Paid directly to the DMV

$268 $268

Total Term Cost

$19,018

$21,186

Optional Courses / Electives
Additional Cost

Advanced Training Courses

Smart Grid and Electrical Devices Certification

$1,895 Previously an optional course, the Smart Grid and Electrical Devices course has been incorporated into the curriculum. Click here for more information. N/A

NCCCO Crane Operator Certification

$1,895 $2,095

Class A CDL Testing Course and Fees

$2,400 $3,225
Refresher Course

Applied Mathematics

$250 $250
Total term cost with optional courses/electives
$25,458
$26,756

Electrical Lineworker
Program Cost

2022 Program

2023 Program

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee

Paid with application

$100 $100

Lab Fee

Paid during enrollment process

$850 $850

Tuition

Due by 1st day of class

$16,500 $18,500

Total Tuition and Fees

$17,450

$19,450

Required Associated Costs

Climbing and Hand Tools, NLC Safety Shirts

Due by 1st day of class

$2,800 $2,800

Sales Tax on Tools and Shirts

N/A $231

Commercial Learner’s Permit

Paid directly to the DMV

$76 N/A
Campus-Specific Fees

Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) fee

$50 $55

Total Term Cost

$20,376

$22,536

Optional Courses / Electives
Additional Cost

Advanced Training Courses

Smart Grid and Electrical Devices Certification

$1,895 Previously an optional course, the Smart Grid and Electrical Devices course has been incorporated into the curriculum. Click here for more information. N/A

NCCCO Crane Operator Certification

$1,895 $2,095

Class A CDL Training Course and Fees

$2,500 $3,325
Refresher Course

Applied Mathematics

$250 $250
Total term cost with optional courses/electives
$26,916
$28,206

Electrical Lineworker
Program Cost

2022 Program

2023 Program

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee

Paid with application

$100 $100

Lab Fee

Paid during enrollment process

$850 $850

Tuition

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$15,000 $17,000

Total Tuition and Fees

$15,950

$17,950

Required Associated Costs

Climbing and Hand Tools, NLC Safety Shirts

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$2,800 $2,800

Sales Tax on Tools and Shirts

N/A $231

Commercial Learner’s Permit

Paid directly to the DMV

$325 N/A

Total Term Cost

$19,075

$20,981

Optional Seminars / Electives
Additional Cost

Advanced Training Courses

Smart Grid and Electrical Devices Certification

$1,895 Previously an optional course, the Smart Grid and Electrical Devices course has been incorporated into the curriculum. Click here for more information. N/A

NCCCO Crane Operator Certification

$1,895 $2,095

Class A CDL Training Course and Fees

$2,400 $2,975
Refresher Course

Applied Mathematics

$250 $250
Total term cost with optional courses/electives
$24,965 / $25,515
$26,301

Electrical Lineworker
Program Cost

2022 Program

2023 Program

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee

Paid with application

$100 $100

Lab Fee

Paid during enrollment process

$850 $850

Tuition

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$15,000 $17,000

Total Tuition and Fees

$15,950

$17,950

Required Associated Costs

Climbing and Hand Tools, NLC Safety Shirts

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$2,800 $2,800

Sales Tax on Tools and Shirts

N/A $182

Commercial Learner’s Permit

Paid directly to the DMV

$75 N/A

Total Term Cost

$18,825

$20,932

Optional Courses / Electives
Additional Cost

Advanced Training Courses

Smart Grid and Electrical Devices Certification

$1,895 Previously an optional course, the Smart Grid and Electrical Devices course has been incorporated into the curriculum. Click here for more information. N/A

NCCCO Crane Operator Certification

$1,895 $2,095

Class A CDL Testing Course and Fees

$2,500 $3,325
Refresher Course

Applied Mathematics

$250 $250
Total term cost with optional courses/electives
$25,365
$26,602

Seats are not reserved until all admission requirements are met and payment in full is received or funding has been verified for student loans or veteran administration funds. Students are encouraged to submit all requirements and pay in full as soon as possible to reserve their seat. Enrollment agreements for optional courses must be signed by the end of business of the 2nd day of the term.

There is a non-refundable 4% surcharge on all credit card payments. This surcharge is not greater than our total cost of accepting credit cards. There is no surcharge for debit card payments, ACH (e-check), mailed checks.

Loans

Available to those who qualify

Sallie Mae Student Loans

Sallie Mae Student Loans offers comprehensive information and resources to assist students, parents, and guidance professionals with financial assistance. Sallie Mae Student Loans 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.

More Info

Meritize

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.)

More Info

OTHER PRIVATE LOANS

Local banks and credit unions sometimes offer loans to those pursuing education, and can be a great resource. That said, it’s important to know the following when seeking untraditional private student loans:

  • NLC does not receive, participate, or qualify for Title IV Funding (anything requiring a FAFSA application—Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, etc). As such, NLC does not provide 1098-T tax forms. Pass this info on to your loan officer to help them find the best option for you.
  • Not all banks offer student loans, but don’t be discouraged—ask them to help you explore all options.
  • Private student loans are becoming more and more common, and most can be applied for online. An Internet search using keywords like “private student loans,” “non-federal student loans,” or “career training loans” may generate useful results.
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 women’s organizations & American Legions or VFWs will also offer small scholarships that help lighten the financial load of funding education.

NLC does accept 529s. Please contact your Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to discuss your specific plan and how to move forward.

Scholarships

Available to those who qualify

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 is 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.

Scholarships.com is a great tool to use to explore millions of scholarship opportunities. Click below to view vocation or state-specific scholarships.

Military Benefits

Available to those who qualify

From serving your country to serving your community, NLC is proud to have helped many veterans transition into successful careers.

All of NLC’s residential programs are approved by VA for VA 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.

Post 9/11 Gi bill®

The Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) pays tuition directly to the institution. The amount of assistance is based on the months you were in active duty status.

Use the GI Bill Comparison Tool to get an estimate of how much your education might be covered.

Montgomery Gi Bill®

The Montgomery GI Bill helps service members and Veterans meet their education and training costs with monthly benefit payments.

VR&E

VA Veterans Readiness & Employment (Chapter 31) provides services to eligible service members and Veterans to help them prepare for, obtain, and maintain suitable employment or achieve independence in daily living.

SURVIVORS’ & DEPENDENTS’ ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The VA’s Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain Veterans.

STATE AGENCIES

The Electrical Lineworker Program has been approved for VA funding by the State Approving Agency where each campus is located.

VETERAN RAPID RETRAINING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (VRRAP)

The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a veteran who has exhausted your VA education benefits, you may qualify for VRRAP.

WIOA Funding

WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.


*Only the residential version of NLC’s Lineworker Programs are approved for VA Education Benefits

It is important to note that VA education benefits are ONLY approved for the residential (in-person) modality of all programs offered at NLC. This means, if you plan to use your VA education benefit to fund any part of your NLC education, then you may only register, enroll, and attend the residential (in-person) programs.

If you decide to NOT utilize VA education benefits and choose to pursue the HYBRID version of the programs offered by NLC, you do so with the acknowledgment that VA will not fund any part of the HYBRID program.

Tax Information

Northwest Lineman College (NLC) is a private, for-profit higher learning institution. NLC is a nationally accredited institution, however, in an effort to keep tuition costs as affordable as possible, we have made the decision not to participate in Title IV funding. Because we don’t participate in Title IV funding we are not required to issue 1098-T forms.

We ask that any tax questions be addressed with your own tax professional as we are unable to give tax advice.

The EIN# for NLC (Grid Training Corp.) is 82-0468903. Our corporate office is located at:

Northwest Lineman College
7600 South Meridian Road
Meridian, ID 83642

A copy of your statement showing all fees and payments was included in your graduation packet. If you no longer have this, you may request an emailed statement by emailing [email protected].

This email should contain your full name, campus attended, month & year of graduation, and last four digits of your SSN. For confidentiality purposes, this email must come directly from the graduate. Please note, it may take up to 7 business days from the date of this request to receive your emailed statement.

Electrical Lineworker
Program Cost

2022 Program

2023 Program

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee

Paid with application

$100 $100

Lab Fee

Paid during enrollment process

$850 $850

Tuition

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$15,000 $17,000

Total Tuition and Fees

$15,950

$17,950

Required Associated Costs

Climbing and Hand Tools, NLC Safety Shirts

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$2,800 $2,800

Sales Tax on Tools and Shirts

N/A $168

Class A CDL w/Air Brakes Endorsement

Paid directly to the DMV

$268 $268

Total Term Cost

$19,018

$21,186

Optional Courses / Electives
Additional Cost

Advanced Training Courses

Smart Grid and Electrical Devices Certification

$1,895 Previously an optional course, the Smart Grid and Electrical Devices course has been incorporated into the curriculum. Click here for more information. N/A

NCCCO Crane Operator Certification

$1,895 $2,095

Class A CDL Testing Course and Fees

$2,400 $3,225
Refresher Course

Applied Mathematics

$250 $250
Total term cost with optional courses/electives
$25,458
$26,756

Electrical Lineworker
Program Cost

2022 Program

2023 Program

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee

Paid with application

$100 $100

Lab Fee

Paid during enrollment process

$850 $850

Tuition

Due by 1st day of class

$16,500 $18,500

Total Tuition and Fees

$17,450

$19,450

Required Associated Costs

Climbing and Hand Tools, NLC Safety Shirts

Due by 1st day of class

$2,800 $2,800

Sales Tax on Tools and Shirts

N/A $231

Commercial Learner’s Permit

Paid directly to the DMV

$76 N/A
Campus-Specific Fees

Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) fee

$50 $55

Total Term Cost

$20,376

$22,536

Optional Courses / Electives
Additional Cost

Advanced Training Courses

Smart Grid and Electrical Devices Certification

$1,895 Previously an optional course, the Smart Grid and Electrical Devices course has been incorporated into the curriculum. Click here for more information. N/A

NCCCO Crane Operator Certification

$1,895 $2,095

Class A CDL Training Course and Fees

$2,500 $3,325
Refresher Course

Applied Mathematics

$250 $250
Total term cost with optional courses/electives
$26,916
$28,206

Electrical Lineworker
Program Cost

2022 Program

2023 Program

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee

Paid with application

$100 $100

Lab Fee

Paid during enrollment process

$850 $850

Tuition

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$15,000 $17,000

Total Tuition and Fees

$15,950

$17,950

Required Associated Costs

Climbing and Hand Tools, NLC Safety Shirts

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$2,800 $2,800

Sales Tax on Tools and Shirts

N/A $231

Commercial Learner’s Permit

Paid directly to the DMV

$325 N/A

Total Term Cost

$19,075

$20,981

Optional Seminars / Electives
Additional Cost

Advanced Training Courses

Smart Grid and Electrical Devices Certification

$1,895 Previously an optional course, the Smart Grid and Electrical Devices course has been incorporated into the curriculum. Click here for more information. N/A

NCCCO Crane Operator Certification

$1,895 $2,095

Class A CDL Training Course and Fees

$2,400 $2,975
Refresher Course

Applied Mathematics

$250 $250
Total term cost with optional courses/electives
$24,965 / $25,515
$26,301

Electrical Lineworker
Program Cost

2022 Program

2023 Program

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee

Paid with application

$100 $100

Lab Fee

Paid during enrollment process

$850 $850

Tuition

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$15,000 $17,000

Total Tuition and Fees

$15,950

$17,950

Required Associated Costs

Climbing and Hand Tools, NLC Safety Shirts

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$2,800 $2,800

Sales Tax on Tools and Shirts

N/A $182

Commercial Learner’s Permit

Paid directly to the DMV

$75 N/A

Total Term Cost

$18,825

$20,932

Optional Courses / Electives
Additional Cost

Advanced Training Courses

Smart Grid and Electrical Devices Certification

$1,895 Previously an optional course, the Smart Grid and Electrical Devices course has been incorporated into the curriculum. Click here for more information. N/A

NCCCO Crane Operator Certification

$1,895 $2,095

Class A CDL Testing Course and Fees

$2,500 $3,325
Refresher Course

Applied Mathematics

$250 $250
Total term cost with optional courses/electives
$25,365
$26,602

Seats are not reserved until all admission requirements are met and payment in full is received or funding has been verified for student loans or veteran administration funds. Students are encouraged to submit all requirements and pay in full as soon as possible to reserve their seat. Enrollment agreements for optional courses must be signed by the end of business of the 2nd day of the term.

There is a non-refundable 4% surcharge on all credit card payments. This surcharge is not greater than our total cost of accepting credit cards. There is no surcharge for debit card payments, ACH (e-check), mailed checks.

Sallie Mae Student Loans

Sallie Mae Student Loans offers comprehensive information and resources to assist students, parents, and guidance professionals with financial assistance. Sallie Mae Student Loans 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.

More Info

Meritize

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.)

More Info

OTHER PRIVATE LOANS

Local banks and credit unions sometimes offer loans to those pursuing education, and can be a great resource. That said, it’s important to know the following when seeking untraditional private student loans:

  • NLC does not receive, participate, or qualify for Title IV Funding (anything requiring a FAFSA application—Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, etc). As such, NLC does not provide 1098-T tax forms. Pass this info on to your loan officer to help them find the best option for you.
  • Not all banks offer student loans, but don’t be discouraged—ask them to help you explore all options.
  • Private student loans are becoming more and more common, and most can be applied for online. An Internet search using keywords like “private student loans,” “non-federal student loans,” or “career training loans” may generate useful results.
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 women’s organizations & American Legions or VFWs will also offer small scholarships that help lighten the financial load of funding education.

NLC does accept 529s. Please contact your Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to discuss your specific plan and how to move forward.

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 is 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.

Scholarships.com is a great tool to use to explore millions of scholarship opportunities. Click below to view vocation or state-specific scholarships.

Post 9/11 Gi bill®

The Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) pays tuition directly to the institution. The amount of assistance is based on the months you were in active duty status.

Use the GI Bill Comparison Tool to get an estimate of how much your education might be covered.

Montgomery Gi Bill®

The Montgomery GI Bill helps service members and Veterans meet their education and training costs with monthly benefit payments.

VR&E

VA Veterans Readiness & Employment (Chapter 31) provides services to eligible service members and Veterans to help them prepare for, obtain, and maintain suitable employment or achieve independence in daily living.

SURVIVORS’ & DEPENDENTS’ ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The VA’s Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain Veterans.

STATE AGENCIES

The Electrical Lineworker Program has been approved for VA funding by the State Approving Agency where each campus is located.

VETERAN RAPID RETRAINING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (VRRAP)

The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a veteran who has exhausted your VA education benefits, you may qualify for VRRAP.

WIOA Funding

WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.


*Only the residential version of NLC’s Lineworker Programs are approved for VA Education Benefits

It is important to note that VA education benefits are ONLY approved for the residential (in-person) modality of all programs offered at NLC. This means, if you plan to use your VA education benefit to fund any part of your NLC education, then you may only register, enroll, and attend the residential (in-person) programs.

If you decide to NOT utilize VA education benefits and choose to pursue the HYBRID version of the programs offered by NLC, you do so with the acknowledgment that VA will not fund any part of the HYBRID program.

Northwest Lineman College (NLC) is a private, for-profit higher learning institution. NLC is a nationally accredited institution, however, in an effort to keep tuition costs as affordable as possible, we have made the decision not to participate in Title IV funding. Because we don’t participate in Title IV funding we are not required to issue 1098-T forms.

We ask that any tax questions be addressed with your own tax professional as we are unable to give tax advice.

The EIN# for NLC (Grid Training Corp.) is 82-0468903. Our corporate office is located at:

Northwest Lineman College
7600 South Meridian Road
Meridian, ID 83642

A copy of your statement showing all fees and payments was included in your graduation packet. If you no longer have this, you may request an emailed statement by emailing stude[email protected].

This email should contain your full name, campus attended, month & year of graduation, and last four digits of your SSN. For confidentiality purposes, this email must come directly from the graduate. Please note, it may take up to 7 business days from the date of this request to receive your emailed statement.