Financial Aid


Being Eligible for Financial Aid

The Institute has a conservative view toward financial aid in that budgets are constructed with a view to the student’s partial participation in support of the cost of education. This means that each student is expected, if at all possible, to meet at least a portion of their basic living costs from outside sources. The Institute is committed to providing good training with a high expectation of success at the State Board exam, offered at a fair price.

The Institute hopes the student can complete this training with a minimum of indebtedness. It is the Institute’s belief that this brief period of living on a “bare bones” budget will be more than offset by the absence of large monthly loan payments for many years, permitting the graduate to concentrate on becoming established in the profession.

To receive Financial Aid, a student must:

1 Have financial need (as determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as the FAFSA).
2 Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate.
3 Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a certificate.
4 Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
5 Have a valid Social Security Number.
6 Make satisfactory academic and attendance progress.
7 Sign and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) certifying that you: a.) use federal and/or state student financial aid only for educational purposes, b.) are not in default on a federal student loan or have made satisfactory arrangements to repay it, c.) do not owe money back on a federal student grant or have made satisfactory arrangements to repay it, d.) notify your college if you are in default on a federal student loan, and e.) will not receive a Federal Pell Grant from more than one college from the same period of time.

Catherine Hinds Institute is approved through the VA to receive VA benefits under Title 38.