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WTI Financial Aid


Nothing should stand in the way of a better career. That is why WTI is dedicated to making career training accessible for all students. WTI’s financial aid representatives are here to help you understand the many options available for financing your education. They will help you identify appropriate grants and loans, walk you through the application process, and keep you posted about important opportunities and deadlines.

 

WTI offers several financial aid programs for those who qualify. These programs include:

 

Click Here to view program disclosures.

If you have further questions about financial aid, how to qualify, available loans and more, don’t hesitate to contact our Admissions office, or simply request additional information about WTI today.


Frequently Asked Questions


What are the requirements for admission?

In order to apply to WTI, you must be a citizen of the United States or an eligible non-citizen as classified by the Department of Homeland Security. In addition, applicants must have a high school diploma or acceptable equivalent and be recommended by an Admissions Coordinator.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for more detailed information or call our toll free number (888) 885-6661 to speak with one of our Admissions Coordinators.

Where are your campuses located and what programs are offered at each location?

WTI has five campuses and is located in three states: Kansas (Wichita & Topeka), Missouri (Joplin) & Oklahoma (Tulsa). Click on any of the campuses below to get additional information about the programs that each campus offers.

Click here to view program disclosures.

Is WTI accredited?

Wichita Technical Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). WTI Wichita and WTI Topeka are approved for operation by the Kansas Board of Regents. WTI Tulsa is licensed by the Oklahoma Board of Private and Vocational Schools. WTI Joplin is licensed by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. WTI has been approved for veteran training.

Are there any grants, loans or scholarships available that will help with tuition?

What do I need to bring to Financial Aid?

If you are independent, you need to bring a copy of your current federal tax return. If you are dependent, you need to bring a copy of your current federal tax return and a copy of your parent’s tax return.

How do I know if I'm a dependent or an independent student?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are an independent student:

  • Are you 24 years of age as of January 1st?
  • Are you married?
  • Do you have children for whom you provide more than half of their total financial support?
  • Do you have dependents that live with you for whom you provide more than half of their total financial support?
  • Were you an orphan or ward of the state until the age of 18?
  • Are you a veteran of the US Armed Forces?
  • Are you currently on active duty with the US Armed Forces?
  • Are you homeless or at risk of homelessness?

What if I can’t find my tax return?

Visit www.irs.gov and request a copy of your tax return transcript.

What is the tuition for WTI?

Students entering their second academic year will be notified in advance of any rate changes that will affect them. The student will pay any testing fees for outside certifications. Books, tools, and equipment may be purchased at the school or from outside vendors. Tuition, books, tools, and equipment must be paid in full before completion certificates are issued.

 

Wichita Main

Wichita East

Topeka Campus

Joplin Campus

Tulsa Campus


Are there any additional expenses that financial aid won't cover?

Financial Aid eligibility is dependent on many factors. In order to determine financial aid eligibility, please contact WTI to set up a time to meet with a financial aid representative.

If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Financial Aid office or simply request additional information about WTI today.

 

Types of Financial Aid


Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are awarded to students to help them pay for their undergraduate education. For many, these grants provide a foundation of financial aid to which aid from other federal and non-federal sources may be added. Pell Grants do not have to be repaid.

Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan

The Federal Government pays the interest while you are in school.

Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

The Federal Government does not pay your interest. Therefore, the interest begins to accrue immediately and is billed quarterly. You may pay the interest while in school or you may choose to have it capitalized.

Direct PLUS Loan

This is a loan for parents of dependent undergraduate students. Parents with a good credit history may receive these loans. Eligibility is not based on financial need. Parents may use a PLUS loan to borrow the entire cost of attendance, less other aid their child receives.

Military Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions. WTI students may be eligible to utilize the Military Tuition Assistance program along with a GI Bill benefit. To determine eligibility, please contact WTI or your unit’s education liaison.

GI Bill

Students who qualify for GI Bill benefits may use those benefits to cover the cost of education. WTI students may be eligible to receive either Post 9/11 or Montgomery GI Bill benefits. To determine eligibility, please contact WTI or your Veterans Administration Office.

Military Award Program

We also offer the Imagine America Military Award Program (MAP), a career education award available to any qualified active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veteran of a United States military service branch. If you’re interested in this award, you must meet the following qualifications before applying:

  • Enrolling in a participating career college
  • Active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veteran of the United States military
  • Likely to enroll and successfully complete postsecondary education
  • Not be a previous recipient of any other Imagine America Foundation scholarships/awards
  • Must have financial need

If you have further questions about the types of financial aid available, don’t hesitate to contact our Financial Aid office, or simply request additional information about WTI today.

 

Contact Financial Aid

Contact information for the Financial Aid offices of each WTI campus is below:


Wichita Main

(888) 885-6661

2051 S. Meridian Ave., Wichita, KS 67213

Wichita East

316.260.1030

6130 E. Central Ave., Suite 202, Wichita, KS 67208

 
Topeka Campus

785.354.4568

2051 S. Meridian Ave., Wichita, KS 67213

Joplin

877.388.0988

1715 N. Range Line Rd., Joplin, MO 64801

 
Tulsa Campus

918.292.8166

8421 E. 61st St. Suite U, Tulsa, OK 74133

 

Tuition Calculators


This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance – including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses – minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

 
Main Campus

2051 S. Meridian Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213

 
East Campus

6130 E. Central Ave., Suite 202
Wichita, KS 67208

 
 
Joplin Campus

1715 N. Range Line Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801

 
Topeka Campus

3712 SW Burlingame Rd.
Topeka, KS 66609

 
 
Tulsa Campus

8421 E. 61st St. Suite U
Tulsa, OK 74133

 
 

If the numbers add up and you want to get started today, simply click here or call (888) 885-6661.