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Commuter Grant Overview



To assist students who show financial need enrolled at UTI/MMI/NASCAR Technical Institute. The grant will support enrolled students with the greatest financial need who face a hardship starting their education. This grant is only available for students starting school July of 2018, who live within 50 miles of the campus they are attending. This grant is available to help cover the expense commuting back and forth to school each day, up to a maximum of $400 (to be awarded in increments of $100/month.) This grant is available to incoming students with start dates in July 2018.


Criteria for Awarding the Scholarship

Enrolled students who meet all other admissions requirements for Universal Technical Institute, NASCAR Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute or Marine Mechanics Institute, and all the criteria below, will be eligible to receive the Commuter Grant. 

Students must:

  • Be enrolled to begin training at a *UTI/MMI/NASCAR Technical Institute campus with a start date in July 2018.
  • Reflect financial need based on information provided by a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). For questions on the completion or approval of your FAFSA, call your campus Financial Aid Department.
  • Live within 50 miles of the UTI/MMI/NASCAR Technical Institute campus they will be attending*

This grant will be awarded to all students who meet the eligibility criteria; there is no separate application process.

Students who are initially eligible for this grant, and subsequently change their start date to a date outside of July 2018, will no longer be eligible to receive this grant.

*Proximity will be calculated using the latitude and longitude of the initial address provided to the school, compared with the latitude and longitude of the campus location.

Program Disclaimers

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively “UTI”) are committed to education and work communities that are free from prohibited discrimination and harassment. UTI prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation/gender identity or expression, genetic information, and any other legally protected status in the provision of its courses, programs, services or activities.

UTI has designated the National Director of Student Services as the individual responsible for the coordination and administration of its non-discrimination and harassment policies. In addition, the National Director of Student Services has been designated to coordinate UTI’s compliance with Section 504, the ADA and the Age Act. Questions or comments about discrimination or harassment can be directed to the National Director of Student Services at 16220 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 or by calling 800-859-7249.

Admissions Representatives may not provide any guidance beyond general information about the availability of this scholarship and must refer prospective students to the Scholarship Office or the UTI website for more detailed information on the application process and qualifying criteria. Scholarships and/or grants shall not be used as a recruiting device.

Funding for this program is limited and the program may be suspended at any time at UTI’s discretion. Such a suspension will not affect awards to students who are awarded a grant under this program prior to the suspension date. 

Information about this scholarship program is posted on the UTI website (


For information about additional UTI Summer Grants click on the below.