Tuition & Funding

Telecommunications Lineworker Program

Tuition & FundingTelecommunications Lineworker Program

Tuition Breakdown

Required tuition & fees
Application Fee
Paid with application
$50
Lab Fee
Paid during enrollment process
$500
Tuition*
Due 4 weeks prior to term start
$5,500
Required Associated Costs
Climbing and Hand Tools, NLC Safety Shirts
Due 4 weeks prior to term start
$2,800
Commercial Learner’s PermitDMV costs are estimated and are subject to change without notice. Confirm current pricing with the applicable state DMV. Due to differing state laws, CDL/CLP requirements vary by campus. CDL/CLP costs are paid directly to the DMV. $68
Optional Courses See Catalog
Total Required Fees $8,918

Loans

Available to those who qualify

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Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae offers comprehensive information and resources to assist students, parents, veterans, 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.

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

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Mountain America Credit Union (Idaho)

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 Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, or New Mexico

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.

Government Funding

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.

Browse the following approved VA education benefits or learn more about how NLC can help you discover your next chapter.

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

CAREER SKILLS PROGRAM

This program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training during the last 180 days of service.

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.

Required tuition & fees
Application Fee
Paid with application
$50
Lab Fee
Paid during enrollment process
$500
Tuition*
Due 4 weeks prior to term start
$5,500
Required Associated Costs
Climbing and Hand Tools, NLC Safety Shirts
Due 4 weeks prior to term start
$2,800
Commercial Learner’s PermitDMV costs are estimated and are subject to change without notice. Confirm current pricing with the applicable state DMV. Due to differing state laws, CDL/CLP requirements vary by campus. CDL/CLP costs are paid directly to the DMV. $68
Optional Courses See Catalog
Total Required Fees $8,918
Sallie Mae Logo
Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae offers comprehensive information and resources to assist students, parents, veterans, 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.

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

Mountain America Logo
Mountain America Credit Union (Idaho)

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 Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, or New Mexico

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.

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

CAREER SKILLS PROGRAM

This program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training during the last 180 days of service.

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.