Two students working on their financial aid application.

Your education at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is an investment in your future. And for those who qualify, we’re able to provide a broad range of financial assistance to help offset the costs for tuition and fees.

Without question, higher education can be expensive. But for students who complete their learning experience with us and move on to successful careers, that up-front expense is little compared to the lifelong earnings they are positioned to achieve.

Our financial aid team can help you determine what financial aid options are available to those who qualify. We’ll help you navigate the financial aid process so that you can start your training program as soon as possible!

Determining Eligibility

The first step in determining your financial aid eligibility is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Federal student aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the Office of Federal Student Aid, its 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. This application can be easily completed online, or if you require assistance, our financial aid team is available to guide you through the process!

To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must:

  • Be a citizen or eligible noncitizen of the United States.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number. (Students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau are exempt from this requirement.)
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, or have completed homeschooling.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Not owe a refund on a federal student grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • Register (or already be registered) with the Selective Service System, if you are a male and not currently on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. (Students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau are exempt from registering; see sss.gov for more information.)
  • Not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, work-study, or loans). If you have such a conviction, you must complete the Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet to determine if you are eligible for aid or partially eligible for aid.

Once the FAFSA is completed, you will know if you qualify and, if so, how much aid may be available to you. Our financial aid team will review the results with you and help you determine the next steps toward starting your career training program!