• Financial Aid Available!

    Students may be eligible for up to 100% coverage of tuition.  

    Upon acceptance into the Chester County Intermediate Unit Practical Nursing Program, financial aid counseling will be made available. Please note: You are required to show evidence of legal immigration or citizenship to be eligible for financial aid. We do not enroll students with F-1 immigration status.

    The following website provides information about financial aid: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    The Financial Aid Office is eager to assist you with the financial aid application process. Financial aid is funding that can be used to help a student pay for their educational costs.

    Before you begin the application process, you must create a FSA ID. Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID (made up of a username and password) to access certain U.S. Department of Education online systems. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. To begin the FSA ID process, go to https://fsaid.ed.gov.

    If you are interested in applying for financial aid for the 2019-2020 academic year, please follow the steps listed below:

    Step I: Complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at https://fafsa.ed.gov.  Your FSA ID is required. Make sure you enter our federal school code on the FAFSA (007529). This will ensure that your FAFSA information is released to the Financial Aid Office. The FAFSA will determine your financial need. You may be eligible for a Pell Grant and/or Federal Direct Loan(s).

    Step II:  To borrow Federal Direct Loans, you must complete the loan agreement, also known as the Master Promissory Note (MPN) for undergraduate students online at https://studentloans.gov. Your FSA ID is required. The MPN is a legal document in which you promise to repay your loan(s) and any accrued interest and fees to the U.S. Department of Education. It also explains the terms and conditions of your loan(s). Federal Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students to help pay for the cost of education.

    Step III: All Federal Direct Loan borrowers must complete Entrance Counseling. The Entrance Counseling session can be found online at https://studentloans.gov. Your FSA ID is required. The Entrance Counseling session will provide you with very important information before your loan is disbursed and is required for all first time Federal Direct Loan borrowers.


    Once you complete the steps above and are accepted into the Practical Nursing Program, the Financial Aid Office will calculate your eligibility. You will be sent a financial aid award letter that details your eligibility for grants and/or loans.  If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you will need to provide additional documentation to the Financial Aid Office before your financial aid eligibility can be determined.


    A limited number of scholarships are available from local organizations, including:


    Attention Veterans:

    Veterans and dependents may be eligible to receive educational benefits depending on the program for which they qualify. Veterans Educational Benefits may include:  Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®*), Chapters 30, 31 and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program Chapter 35 as well as the new Chapter 33 Transfer of Eligibility to a Dependent. 

    Applying for your VA education benefits can be done in one of the following ways:
    Apply online for the benefit you want to use.
    Visit your nearest VA regional office to apply in person.
    Consult with the VA Certifying Official - the financial aid office can help you at the CCIU Practical Nursing Program.
    Call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551) to have the application mailed to you.
    *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 website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
    The Chester County Intermediate Unit Practical Nursing Program receives support through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV). This act is designed to help all students develop their academic, career, and technical skills to prepare for high skill, high wage, and high demand occupations in current or emerging professions. The act places an increased focus on the academic achievement of career and technical education students, improves state and local accountability, and strengthens the connections between secondary and post-secondary education through the development and implementation of Career and Technical Programs of Study.