Financial Aid

Financial Aid for Trade School Educations for In-Demand Careers

Your current financial situation shouldn’t stop you from striving for a better future. Pinnacle Career Institute can help explore your options for trade school financial aid.

We know a good education is important. We also understand the vital role financial aid plays in securing a good education. Here at PCI, we believe in the possibility of higher education for everyone. We work hard to help our students obtain the financial aid they may qualify for.

If you’ve been looking for on-campus and online trade schools with financial aid opportunities, you found it. Please visit with our financial aid staff to discover your personalized options. Together let’s make PCI your school. PCI participates in Title IV funding through the Department of Education and administers the following programs:

  • Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Direct Stafford and PLUS Loan programs

That’s right! It is possible to get financial assistance like a Pell Grant for trade school educations. For more information, we recommend you visit the Department of Education’s Student Aid website which gives you comprehensive details about federal student aid programs:

To apply for financial aid, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is the basis of determining your eligibility for Title IV funding. To complete your FAFSA, please go to:

To visit the Net Price Calculator to see the estimated amount that students like you paid - after grant aid and scholarships but before student loans - to attend this institution in a given year, please click on:

Our school code, which ensures that your FAFSA comes to the campus with you, is 010405.  

After the completion of your FASFA, our financial aid department will meet and discuss your financial aid package to help you understand how you will fund your education. If your personal circumstances have changed since the tax year you are using for your FASFA, please inform your financial aid advisor. We can look at special or unusual circumstances and see if a professional judgement would be warranted and benefit you. An example would be a change of income since you filed taxes, loss of benefits, death of a parent, etc. Any forms that need to be completed will be handled within the student portal online, making it easy for you.

If you find you are not eligible for federal financial aid, don’t lose hope. There may be other options including non-federal aid from state and private institutions. You can also find scholarships based on your academics, ethnicity, and/or military service.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Academic Year                  FAFSA Open Date                            Federal FAFSA Deadline

2023-24                                Oct. 1, 2022                                         June 30, 2024

More than Just Trade School Financial Aid—Affordability and Convenience

In the spirit of continuously enhancing the overall student experience at Pinnacle Career Institute, we are now offering all-inclusive tuition. What does this mean for our students? PCI has conveniently packaged textbooks and all fees into the total cost of tuition for each program. We believe this will help our students plan ahead by knowing their cost of tuition will never go up as long as they are continuously enrolled in the program.

Remember our financial aid department is here to help you through this process and answer your questions along the way. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-676-7912 or email if you have any questions or concerns.

Step One: How to Create Your FSA ID


Click here to create an FSA ID FSA ID

Step Two: How to Fill Out the FAFSA


Click here to create an FSA ID FAF


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