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UTI Inaugural Program Grant

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Inaugural Program Grant Overview


To provide Inaugural Grants to students who are scheduled to begin their training on the first scheduled start date for a newly released program at any Universal Technical Institute or NASCAR Technical Institute campus. The grant will be available to all students who meet the eligibility criteria as defined below; there is no separate application process. The grant award will be 20% of program tuition and will be applied upon the successful completion of the student’s fifth (5th) course.

Criteria for Awarding the Grant

Grant eligibility will be based on: enrollment at a qualifying campus location in an eligible program, and scheduled start date. Unless otherwise stated, there are no variations of this program. Full eligibility details are listed below.

Eligibility Details

  • Eligible students will forfeit their grant eligibility and/or award if they cancel or postpone beyond the initial program launch date or transfer into a different program.
  • Students must be actively attending and in good standing at the completion of their fifth (5th) course in order to receive the Inaugural Grant.

Eligibility by: Program / Campus / Start Date

  • Industrial Maintenance Technology
    • UTI Rancho Cucamonga: 8/7/23 & TBD
    • UTI Lisle: 8/28/23 & 10/30/23
  • Robotics & Automation
    • UTI Rancho Cucamonga: 7/17/23 & 9/18/23
    • NASCAR Tech: 8/7/23 & 10/9/23
    • UTI Exton: 8/28/23 & 10/30/23
    • UTI Lisle: 9/18/23 & 11/20/23

Note: Actual start dates subject to change, but grant will be honored for the first two official starts at each location and program.

Process and Rules

  • Only one award will be given per student.
  • Any grants awarded are not transferrable to any other person.
  • The Inaugural Grant will be applied as a credit against tuition and will not be issued to the student in the form of cash.
  • In the event of withdrawal, suspension or termination from school prior to the completion of the fifth (5th) course, the grant will not be awarded to the student in any amount.
  • In the event of withdrawal, suspension or termination from school after the completion of the fifth (5th) course, the award will be subject to prorated loss for the portion of program not attended.
  • 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 Director of Program Compliance as the individual responsible for the coordination and administration of its non-discrimination and harassment policies. In addition, the Director of Program Compliance has been designated to coordinate UTI’s compliance with Title IX, Section 504, the ADA and the Age Act. Questions or comments about discrimination or harassment can be directed to the Director of Program Compliance at 4225 E. Windrose Drive, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85032 or by calling (800) 859-7249.
  • Admissions Representatives may not provide any guidance beyond general information about the availability of this grant and must refer prospective students to the Financial Aid office for more detailed information. 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.


For information about additional UTI Grants, click on the links below.