Financial Aid

  • 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: Click here for more information about financial 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 an 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. Click here to begin the FSA ID process.

Steps to Apply:

  • Scholarship & Grants

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

  • Discover Nursing Scholarships
  • PA Career Link Grant
  • Veterans Education Benefits

    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:

    • 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.

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  • 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.