FINANCIAL AID

It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact their funding agencies. Northern Industrial Training accepts the Alaska Student Loan (for programs 6 weeks in length or longer), Native Corporation and Village Council funding and scholarships, State of Alaska programs (WIA and DVR) and Department of Veteran Affairs.

Funding confirmation (for all training related expenses) must be received no later than 10 days prior to the start of class to be enrolled into the program. Written confirmation may be faxed to (907) 357-6430 or emailed to [email protected]

Alaska Education Loans

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE), the State of Alaska’s higher education agency, provides low-cost education loans to Alaska’s students and their parents or family members (for programs that are 6 Weeks in length or longer). The Alaska Supplemental Education Loan (ASEL) and Family Education Loan (FEL) are intended to help individuals gain career and technical education.

Visit the ACPE Website  Call ACPE  Email ACPE

Alaska Performance Scholarship

The Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) is an invitation to excellence for Alaska’s students, parents, and educators. NIT has a number of programs that are approved APS programs of study. Students who have qualified for the APS need to complete the APS Alternative Application to apply for the award, which can be used towards one of NIT’s eligible programs.

Visit the APS Website Visit the ACPE Website  Call ACPE

Alaska Native Scholarships

Students can apply to their corporations or shareholder association for financial aid. Contact your corporations directly.

Department of Veteran Affairs

Students must submit a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility to Northern Industrial Training after their application for benefits is processed through the VA prior to the start of training.
PO Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74401

Visit the VA Website Call the VA Education Toll-Free Line

State of Alaska Job Centers

Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation and other employment resources can assist with applications and job placement after your training. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) provides funding for individuals who have insufficient skills to obtain an adequate job or lack current skills to maintain their present position as well as providing funding for people with employment barriers. Their goal is for you to obtain a job in the occupation of the training your receive upon completion of that training.

For more information or contact the local Job Center office in your area and inquire if you qualify for funding assistance under their grant programs, or visit the site below!

Visit the SoA Website

Training Related Expenses

Out of area students are responsible for making their own airline travel arrangements, shuttle to/from Anchorage airport and lodging accommodations. Budget Estimates can be provided by request after submitting an application.

Airlines

Alaska Airlines – www.alaskaair.com or call (800) 252-7522
Raven Airlines – www.flyravn.com or call (800) 866-8394 / (907) 266-8394

Airport Transportation

A Cab – (907) 775-6622

DOT Physicals

(Cost varies depending on where you have this done.)
Palmer – CDL Alaska Wellness, 564 S Denali St – Ph: (907) 414-5840

DOT Physical cards (Medical Examiners Certificate) must be obtained by Medical Examiners that are on the FMCSA National Registry for the certificate to be valid as of May 21, 2014. This registry can be viewed at https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov

DOT Physical cards (Medical Examiners Certificate) must have an expiration date written on them from the physician. The DOT physical card will not be valid unless it has an expiration date. When making an appointment be sure and specify a DOT physical, as the physician must have the correct DOT physical exam forms/cards.

Drug Tests

Drug test results must be released directly to Northern Industrial Training, LLC. The test date cannot be more than 10 days prior to the start of class. Please bring the receipt with you on your first day of class.

  • Palmer – CDL Alaska Wellness, 564 S Denali St – Ph: (907) 414-5840
  • Wasilla – Valley Phlebotomy, 951 E Bogard Rd – Ph: (907) 376-6435
  • Anchorage – Worksafe (Beacon), 300 West 36th Ave., Suite A – Ph: (907) 563-8378
  • Soldotna – VIP Alaska, 43530 K. Beach Rd, Ste 4 – Ph: (907) 260-6599

Additional facilities may be used. They must fax the results directly to NIT.If you do not have access to these services and are unable to take a drug test prior to the start of your program, you will be required to have this done during the first two days of class. Please make arrangements with the NIT staff to have an appointment made during the first two days of class.

Failure to pass a fitness physical or FMCSA/DOT drug test will result in removal from the program.

Transportation

Daily Transportation to and from class = $20.00 per day. If needed, NIT will make travel arrangements to and from the Valley Hotel to the training site(s) in the morning before class and in the evening after class for the scheduled training days. Prior arrangements must be made with NIT if you will need transportation.

Grant Opportunities

Northern Industrial Training, LLC is constantly pursuing grants that may offer assistance to students wishing to attend specific courses. As the grants are awarded, we will publish the information for review.

At this time, NIT does not have grants available for specific courses. Please check back for updates.