Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. One of the reasons that many students don’t explore financial assistance for their education is because they don’t know the financial aid eligibility requirements. As a result, many go without help when a lot of money is available to them. 

Here you will find the different requirements you need to meet in order to qualify for financial assistance to help pay for your tuition and other costs for school. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a high school diploma, your GED or be completing a high school education in a state approved homeschooling setting.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program.
  • If you’re male between 18-25, you must register for the Selective Service.
  • Have a valid Social Security number or Alien registration number.
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan. 
  • Not owe a refund on a federal grant.
  • Use the money for school purposes only.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.

As you can see, the financial aid eligibility requirements are straightforward. To begin the process to receive funds and to learn more about costs associated with college, visit

In addition to meeting the above requirements, you must also meet one the following eligibility standards:

  • You must be a United States citizen, or
  • Have a green card, or
  • Have an arrival-departure record, or
  • Have battered immigrant status, or
  • Have a T-Visa

If you are unsure about whether or not you qualify, one of our Financial Services Representatives can help you determine if you’re eligible. 

If you need help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), then you can contact our FAFSA support line at 866.843.5376 and speak with a Financial Services Representative who can help you fill it out the application. We also highlight the process on our How to Apply page in order to help you through the application process.

At Berks Technical Institute, we want to help you succeed, not only in the classroom but also in getting you to the classroom as well. By offering our services to help you discover ways you can pay your tuition and other school expenses, we hope to make the transition into one of our accredited programs as easy as possible. 

At BTI, we are here to assist you with the financial aid process, including determining if you meet the financial aid eligibility requirements. Call us at 866.481.9301 or click here to request more information

Berks Technical Institute Commitment to Responsible Borrowing

Berks Technical Institute is dedicated to finding ways to help students make responsible borrowing decisions and keep students’ debts to manageable levels. Borrow only what you need to cover the cost of tuition, fees and books to ensure you are not taking on more debt than necessary. Remember, you are expected to repay your loan plus interest. Acquiring too much loan debt may be detrimental to your long-term financial health. The less you borrow, the less you will have to repay after graduation.