The Value of Your Investment

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KEY STATISTICS AND FIGURES

There's no doubt that education is a major investment for most families. And when you make a major investment, it's important to consider the return. UTI isn't a traditional school. We understand that the trades are critical. It's why we offer fast-paced, hands-on training that prepares your for an in-demand career. That means you can complete most of our core programs in about a year.

4 out of 5 UTI graduates employed in their field of study 3
1.2 Million+ Number of technician job openings by 2026 12

RELATIONSHIPS WITH THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYERS

UTI has thousands of employer relationships with major manufacturers, dealerships and local shops. A select group of these employers may offer UTI graduates hiring incentives like sign-on bonuses, higher pay, tuition reimbursement and tool allowances.14 We even have career fairs where hiring managers often visit our campuses to recruit and interview potential candidates on the spot.6

3,471 Number of employer locations
8,289 Number of UTI graduates hired in 2016

6 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN YOU INVEST IN EDUCATION

As you consider investing in education to prepare for a career, you may want to consider the following questions:

  • How long do you want to attend school?
  • How quickly do you want to be prepared to enter the workforce?
  • Do you want to take classes that are focused on your area of interest or are you interested in taking classes that are unrelated to your area of interest?
  • What is the graduation rate of the schools that you're considering?
  • How many graduates are getting jobs in their chosen field of study?
  • For the schools you're considering, what does the College Scorecard list as Earnings After School?

FIND ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

THE COLLEGE SCORECARD

You can find the answers to some of the 6 questions at the College Scorecard, which is published by the U.S. Department of Education. Compare information like projected education costs and Earnings After School.

PAYING FOR SCHOOL - FINANCIAL AID

Figuring out how to pay for your education can feel overwhelming at times, but financial aid may be able help. There are grants and scholarships that may help pay for your education and they're available to all kinds of students every year.10 

Visit scholarships.com and you'll find information about financial aid that could help pay for your education if you qualify.

There are scholarships based on financial need, military affiliation, gender, ethnicity and many more categories as well.

3 IMPORTANT TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GRANT, SCHOLARSHIP AND STUDENT LOAN

Financial aid isn't always dependent on your grade point average or how well you performed on your ACT or SAT. You may be able receive financial aid for school based on everything from financial need to being left-handed.

SCHOLARSHIP

A scholarship is a financial award intended to help students further their education. They do not require repayment and are typically based on a set of criteria. Some scholarships are merit-based, though that means more than grades. Merit can also be based on a special talent, an interest, or traits like gender and ethnicity.

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GRANT

A grant tends to be awarded based on financial need, typically in relation to family income. Like scholarships, they do not require repayment. The primary source of grants are Federal and state governments. The Pell Grant is the most notable federal grant program. Most state-funded grants are awarded to students who are pursuing higher education in that state.

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STUDENT LOAN

A student loan is intended to help students pay for their education and associated feed (books, supplies, living expenses). It is intended to be repaid with interest. Student loans can come from private sources like banks or financial institutions, or the federal government. The payment schedule is typically deferred while the student attends school.

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GET THERE. FASTER. SMARTER.

Learn more about the value of your investment. Talk to a UTI Admissions Representative about how you can start toward training for your new career.