Financial Aid

A Career Training Academy Financial Aid Representative
Many students require financial assistance – CTA helps students explore their funding options

Get the Financial Support you Need to Make Your Career Dreams a Reality

At Career Training Academy, it’s important to us that you’re able to focus on your training and career goals without the added burden of financial worries. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify and each student is eligible to apply for grants (money that doesn’t have to be paid back) and affordable student loans.

Financial Aid

A knowledgeable Financial Aid Representative can help determine the loan and grant assistance you qualify for, and will help you develop a plan to make your career goals a reality. Financial Aid Representatives are available to provide information regarding grants and loans, and can provide counseling and assistance with the application process.

Various types of aid for eligible students may include the following:

  • PHEAA Grant
  • PELL Grant
  • FFELP-Federal Family Education Loan Program
  • Federal PLUS Loan Program
  • Federal Work Study Program
  • OVR – Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Workforce Investment Act
  • NEED- Negro Educational Emergency Drive
  • SEOG – Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • DPA – Department of Public Assistance
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Direct Loans
  • Career Link
  • Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance

Scholarship Opportunities

Students are encouraged to check with organizations in their areas to assess the availability of scholarships. At times, organizations, businesses, churches, professional associations, service clubs, companies and unions may offer financial assistance to prospective students.

Click here for the Career Training Academy Jerome K. Reddy Memorial Scholarship Application

PLEASE NOTE: Students outside of Pennsylvania should contact their state higher education assistance agencies for information on the appropriate application to submit.

Net Price Calculator

At Career Training Academy, it’s important to us that you feel comfortable and well-informed. We respect our potential students and want you to have a clear picture of what it will realistically cost to attend school and train for a rewarding new career.

The Net Price Calculator is designed to help you get a meaningful estimate of total, out-of-pocket costs, based on your particular financial circumstances and anticipated aid.

How It Works

The calculator first factors cost of attendance including tuition and fees, room and board, books/supplies, transportation and personal expenses. Using Financial Data you enter, the calculator then estimates the amount that you/your family would be expected to contribute to pay school expenses. Finally, the calculator evaluates your eligibility for Financial Aid (need-based) by matching your financial and personal characteristics to the criteria used to determine financial aid awards.

To complete the calculator you will need to answer some basic questions about you/your family’s financial situation. It may be helpful to have recent tax forms and pay stubs/income statements on hand before you begin.

The Calculator takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Launch the Net Price Calculator 

Please Note: Results from this tool are only an estimate of financial aid eligibility. The accuracy of estimated awards is based on information provided and on the assumption that the student will complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Future costs and financial aid estimates are subject to change. Final eligibility for federal and state financial aid is determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Actual financial aid awards, if approved, may differ from this estimated figure.

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A helpful CTA Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

For immediate questions, call 1-866-673-7773.