UTI relocation grant

UTI Relocation Grant

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UTI relocation grant
UTI Relocation Grant
Universal Technical Institute
MIAT College of Technology
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
Marine Mechanics Institute
Nascar Technical Institute

APR-JUN 2022
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JUL-SEP 2022
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Relocation Grant Overview


To provide Relocation Grants to students who are attending Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle and 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. Grant amounts vary and will be available to students who live, or are relocating from, at least 50 miles from the campus they are attending.

For students utilizing Collegiate Housing Services (CHS) Shared Housing Program, the grant will be paid directly to CHS to cover a portion of the rent.

For students utilizing Compass Rose Housing Services, the grant will be paid directly to Compass Rose to cover rent.

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 attending an eligible campus/program, 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 Relocation Grant are not eligible to receive the: Institutional 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 Relocation 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 financial 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 following campuses/programs are not participating in this specific program:
    • Non-participating UTI campuses: UTI Dallas/Fort Worth, UTI Austin, UTI Bloomfield*
    • Non-participating programs: Welding

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

Universal Technical Institute located in Bloomfield, NJ

  • July 2022 through September 2022

Universal Technical Institute located in Dallas, TX

  • October 2021 through September 2022

Universal Technical Institute located in Austin, TX

  • January 2022 through September 2022

Program variations:

Universal Technical Institute located in Exton, PA

  • June 27, 2022, start date
    • Automotive or Automotive/Diesel includes certificate for Ford FACT program at no additional cost

$500 Enhancement Grant — students who have a start date in July, August or September 2022 and who meet all eligibility requirements for the Institutional Grant will also receive a $500 check at orientation to further assist with the cost of relocation; there is no separate application process. This demographic consists of the following students:

  • Institutional Grant recipients
  • Relocation Grant recipients
  • Technical Education Institutional Grant recipients
  • Salute to Service Grant recipients
  • Students attending Universal Technical Institute located in:
    • Dallas, TX
    • Austin, TX
    • Bloomfield, NJ

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

Process and Rules

  • Only one award will be given per student.
  • Students who have previously posted attendance in any program are not eligible.
  • If a grant recipient takes a leave of absence during the Relocation Grant funding distribution, funding will be placed on hold until the student returns to an active status.
  • In the event of withdrawal, suspension or termination from school, the Relocation Grant will cease effective immediately.
  • 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 link below.