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UTI Institutional Grant

Universal Technical Institute
MIAT College of Technology
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
Marine Mechanics Institute
Nascar Technical Institute

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Institutional Grant Overview


To provide Institutional Grants for students who are attending Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute or NASCAR Technical Institute campuses (specific campus/program eligibility criteria listed below) with demonstrated financial need. 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 10% of program tuition and will be available to students who live, or are relocating from, at least 50 miles from the campus they are attending.

Program variations and restrictions are listed below.

Criteria for Awarding the Grant

Eligibility will be based on proximity to campus* and financial need as determined by the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) calculated by the US Dept. of Education as a result of a student completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Unless otherwise stated, students who enroll more than 30 days prior to their start date, have an EFC of 11,000 or less, and who have a proximity to the campus of at least 50 miles will be eligible for the grant. 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 latest applicable start date.
  • Students receiving the Institutional Grant are not eligible to receive the: Relocation Grant, Technical Education Institutional Grant, Salute to Service Grant, or any other UTI need based grant/scholarship/tuition reduction program. If students are eligible for any of the above-mentioned programs, as well as the Institutional Grant, they will need to choose which program they wish to accept.
  • Eligibility will be based on the approved FAFSA results sent to the school, called an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) that is on file for the 2022-2023 financial aid award year. An approved ISIR meeting the EFC criteria must be received by the school no later than 9 days following the student’s start date to be considered eligible.
  • A student’s proximity to the campus will be based on the address provided at the time the student initially provided their information to the school.

The Institutional Grant is not available at the Universal Technical Institute campuses listed below for the following start dates:

Universal Technical Institute located in Dallas, TX

  • October 2022 through May 14, 2023

Program variations:

All Universal Technical Institute campuses and NASCAR Technical Institute

  • June 5, 2023, and June 26, 2023, start dates.
  • For students enrolled in the Automotive, Diesel or Automotive/Diesel program, 30-day enrollment prior to start date requirement removed. Institutional Grant distribution of funds will include: 10% of reduction of tuition, **$300 Laptop, $195 Lab fee, $120 Meter fee, $2,000 provided directly to student at orientation, $2,000 provided directly to student after the successful completion of the fifth (5th) course.
  • For students enrolled in the Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program, 30-day enrollment prior to start date requirement removed. Institutional Grant distribution of funds will include: 10% reduction of tuition, **$195 Lab fee, $2,000 provided directly to student at orientation, $2,000 provided directly to student after the successful completion of the fifth (5th) course.

Universal Technical Institute located in Exton, PA

  • June 26, 2023, start date
    • For students enrolled prior to 11/24/2022 — Automotive or Automotive/Diesel includes certificate for Ford FACT program at no additional cost.

*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.

**Laptop and meter are provided, and the dollar amounts cannot be exchanged for cash value or applied toward tuition.

Process and Rules

  • Only one award will be given per student.
  • Any grants awarded are not transferable to any other person.
  • Unless otherwise stated, the Institutional 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, the award will be subject to prorated loss for the portion of program not attended.
  • For grant disbursements made after the completion of the fifth (5th) course: students must be actively attending and in good standing at the completion of their fifth (5th) course in order to receive the indicated disbursement.
    • Student may take an approved LOA prior to the successful (passing grade) completion of 5 courses and not forfeit the $2,000 award.
    • If student withdraws prior to the successful (passing grade) completion of 5 courses, the student will forfeit the $2,000 award even if they re-enroll at a later date.
  • 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.


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