The decision to invest in your future by attending college is one of the most important choices you will ever make. Mountainland Technical College (MTECH) educational costs can be paid for with a combination of cash payments, federal need and/or non need based aid, and other programs available to those who qualify. The Financial Aid Office is prepared to assist in determining which types of aid you may be eligible to receive, as well as in providing the information required by your other programs or sponsors.
MTECH participates in a variety of financial aid options that assist students in covering the costs associated with enrollment in most of MTECH’s certificate programs. Grants, scholarships, benefits for veterans, and other funding sources are available to those who qualify. Financial aid recipients are required to maintain standards of attendance, progress, and conduct.
Federal Title IV Financial Aid is available for eligible students who demonstrate financial need. Financial aid is meant to assist students in completing an eligible training program successfully and acquire a College credential. Mountainland Technical College is a campus of the Utah System of Technical Colleges (UTECH). Since all Title IV eligible UTECH campuses are approved separately to provide financial assistance, some differences in delivery methods across campuses may occur.
Decide which program you would like to pursue training in. Your decision should be based on what you are interested in and would like to pursue a career in. Choosing a career that you do not like just because it qualifies for financial aid will likely result in two things, 1) You not being happy in your career and 2) more than likely your not finishing the training for that career. After you have chosen a program you can check to see if it is eligible for financial aid.
Once you have been admitted to MTECH and the Financial Aid Office receives the required items listed above, your file will be reviewed for eligibility for financial assistance. MTECH will begin notification of eligibility to enrolled students in mid-March by mailing a preliminary award estimate letter. Award estimates will not be provided until the Financial Aid Office has received all of the necessary paperwork (including the verification worksheet and tax copies). If you indicate an interest in a student loan program, the loan application will accompany the award letter.
The total amount of grant and loan awards will not exceed the cost of attendance (COA) which may include tuition, loan fees, required books/supplies, estimated room and board, personal, travel and sometimes child care expenses. MTECH designs all initial awards packaging to assist with direct educational costs “only” and requires additional steps when applying for loan proceeds funding.
TIPS TO REMEMBER
- Always apply early when institutional, federal, state and other programs are required in order to attend.
- Read all instructions carefully and answer all questions accurately.
- File the FAFSA electronically for quick and accurate processing, or use first class mail for the paper FAFSA. The Paperwork Reduction Act:
- No one is required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number; for a FAFSA (1845-0001).
- Notify the Financial Aid Office immediately if there are changes in your family’s financial situation or if you receive an outside scholarships.
- Failure to comply with these requirements may result in the denial or termination of your packaged award.
- Students must have an NSLDS record on file in the Financial Aid Office, as well as all transfer credits determined in order to be considered for a final award package. Begin the transfer process in a timely manner.
- Please keep copies of submitted documents for your personal records.