Financial Aid

The Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC) participates in a variety of financial aid programs. Students must meet the eligibility requirements of these programs in order to participate. It is recommended that students apply for financial aid as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time for application processing. Financial aid must be approved, and all necessary documentation completed, before the aid can be applied toward tuition and fees. Financial aid is awarded on a yearly basis; therefore, depending on the length of the program and date of enrollment it may be necessary to reapply for aid for each award year, or to apply for financial aid more than once during the calendar year.

Please note that all financial aid programs and agencies, including Federal Financial Aid, have their own independent criteria for eligibility. Not all programs will qualify for all types of financial aid.

Questions regarding financial aid can be directed to the Financial Aid Office at 724-349-6700 x160

Federal Financial Aid

Student Eligibility for Federal Aid

Students are advised to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completion of the FAFSA allows the ICTC to determine eligibility for Federal PELL Grants and/or Federal Direct Student Loans. The FAFSA may be completed online at

Federal Financial Aid recipients must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements in addition to demonstrating need:

  1. High school diploma or a GED recipient
  2. Enrolled as a regular student working toward a certificate or diploma in an eligible program
  3. U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen
  4. Valid social security number
  5. Maintain satisfactory academic progress for your program of study
  6. Maintain satisfactory attendance
  7. Register with Selective Service (if required)

A past drug conviction may or may not affect aid eligibility. Applicants should still file a FAFSA.

Students who are in default on a previous student loan or owe an overpayment to the U.S. Department of Education must resolve the default or overpayment prior to being eligible to receive aid.

FAFSA Application Process

  1. Apply to the ICTC for your selected program of study, indicating that you intend to seek financial assistance.
  2. Apply for Federal Student Aid (Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Student Loan) by visiting Use school code 023502.
  3. Respond promptly to any request for verification of the information on your FAFSA.

PA Forward and SallieMae Career Training Smart Option Student Loan

The Indiana County Technology Center is eligible to offer private student loans through PHEAA’s PA Forward student loan program. Students can apply for a PA Forward student loan through their online application. Application for these loans will include a credit check.

The Indiana County Technology Center is now eligible to offer private student loans through the SallieMae Career Training Smart Option Student Loan Program!

This student loan option is also available to students interested enrolling in the CDL program at ICTC.

You can apply for a SallieMae Student Loan through the online Loan Application Process: Follow the prompted screens for completion. Application for these loans will include a credit check.

Other options for Financial Assistance

  • PA CareerLink of Indiana County – 724-471-7220
  • CareerT.R.A.C.K., Inc. –
  • Trade Readjustment Act –
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (Cambria, Indiana, Somerset and Westmoreland counties) – 814-255-6771
  • Veterans Affairs –

Helpful Links

441 Hamill Road
Indiana, PA 15701

Phone: (724) 349-6700