Financial Aid

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Overview

Finances are an important consideration when preparing for an education. Great Lakes Institute of Technology participates in several financial aid programs for eligible students. The Financial Aid Office assists students in completing all applications for aid, and each student’s financial arrangements are tailored to the program for which he or she has applied.

Great Lakes Institute of Technology offers two basic categories of financial aid: grants and loans. Grants are awarded based on financial need and do not require repayment. Loans, offered at low interest rates, are available through lending institutions and will begin repayment beginning six months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least halftime. Financial aid available includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Direct Student Loans, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits, Veterans Educational Benefits, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Student Education Assistance Foundation grants, Pennsylvania State Grants, Private Undergraduate Student Loans, and State Workforce Development Benefits.

Additionally, the school offers institutional scholarships to qualified applicants.

For questions regarding financial aid for new students and enrolled students, please email financialaid@glit.edu.

Scholarships

Senior Scholarship

The school offers Senior Scholarships to qualified high school graduates. Scholarship dollar amount will be equal to 25% of the cost of tuition for the student’s program. To apply for the scholarship, students complete the Scholarship Application, which can be obtained from your High School Guidance Counselor, or by calling our main office at 814-864-6666, or emailing info@glit.edu. Up to 24 scholarships will be awarded each fall to high school graduates from the previous spring. Scholarships will be distributed among the selected programs, awarding no more than 4 scholarship in each program. Scholarship recipients may use their award for programs that begin up to one year from the date of their high school graduation.

Mercy Center Scholarship

The school offers an annual scholarship to clients of Mercy Center for Women in Erie PA. Scholarship dollar amount will be equal to 25% of the cost of tuition for the entire program. To apply for the scholarship, students must complete the Scholarship Application, which can be obtained from the Mercy Center, or by calling our main office at 814-864-6666, or emailing info@glit.edu. One scholarship will be awarded annually.

Applicants must write an essay explaining why he or she should be awarded the scholarship. Recipients are chosen by the Scholarship Review Committee and are awarded based on the contents of the application.

Payment Plans

If you would like to sign up for an automatic payment plan to cover the cost of tuition or your existing balance, you may enroll here.

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