STUDENT FINACIAL AID
CDI offers multiple avenues for Financial Assistance to pay for tuition . Federal Financial Aid (Title IV) is available to those who qualify.
Traditional financing is available for all students on approved credit, with interest-only payments while in school.
Please be aware that traditional financing is for tuition only and cannot be used to pay for your application fee, diving physical, required personal equipment, or housing during the program.
Tuition arrangements may be made in-house for students who would like to make payments for the full tuition amount over the course of the 4 or 7 month program. A credit check may be required and a cosigner is recommended. Please call our Financial Aid officer at 623-670-7750 .
FEDERAL STUDENT AID
Federal student aid and other financial aids can be viable options for you, so it is important to educate yourself on the requirements and processes for applying. The team at Commercial Divers International compiled the following resources and links for your reference.
Contact us today if you have any questions along the way. One of our financial and federal student aid specialists would be happy to assist and help you through the process.
To access or sign up for Federal Aid you can click on the link below to fill out the application. A Financial Aid Specialist is happy to assist you, so please contact us today to allow us to answer any questions or walk you through the process.
CDI school code- 04291100
PELL GRANTS & STUDENT LOANS
AGENCY/ TRIBAL FUNDING
Commercial Divers International proudly works with agencies and we stand ready to assist with your application and any questions the agency may have. We can also provide your counselor or agency representative with voucher or invoices. Please let us know on your application that you are working with a particular agency and we will be glad to interface directly. The Arizona Department of Economic Security provides Vocational Rehabilitation services to Arizona residents. Click here for full details.
G.I. BILL & TUITION ASSISTANCE
As a military-friendly institution, Commercial Divers International accepts many forms of veterans’ assistance including, but not limited to:
Montgomery GI Bill®
Post-9/11 GI Bill
Chapter 31 Benefits
Chapter 35 Benefits
Military Spouse Tuition Assistance
Benefit coverage varies from full to partial tuition assistance. Assistance may be available for books, fees and housing allowances.
Students eligible for VA benefits should contact the Financial Services Department before registration. For GI Bill students (Chapter 30, 33, 35,and 1606), all transcripts from any other previous college or institution attended will be required and must be submitted before the school will send certification of enrollment to the VA. The Veterans Administration determines eligibility for benefits, and will make payments to students directly upon certification.
HOW TO APPLY
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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Commercial Divers International Institute awards scholarships to students who have achieved academic excellence, have been recognized for industry achievements, and/or are distinguished career changers. Accepted students can contact the Financial Aid department to obtain an application for consideration.
NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS
The Native American Scholarship is for Native American applicants who excelled in high school or college. The applicant must submit a written essay along with high school or college transcripts. For those applicants using industry experience, courses, seminars or workshops, submission of certificates of achievement may replace transcripts. Award amounts for the Native American Scholarship range from $500 to $5000. Applications for the Native American Scholarship are available in the Financial Aid Office. The applicant must be enrolled to receive this scholarship and becomes null and void if a student withdraws from school.
The Financial Need Grant is available to all CDI applicants who demonstrate financial need with a grant toward tuition expenses. Grants will be awarded to students who meet all CDI’s criteria for need-based financial aid. Grant award winners will receive a tuition reduction in the form of a non-cash grant to attend Commercial Divers International, once they have successfully completed the program. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled for classes at Commercial Divers International starting January 2020 or later. Applicant must demonstrate financial need based upon the FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 15,000 or lower. Unlike other CDI scholarships, the Financial Need Grant becomes null and void if a student withdraws from school.
The Freedom Grant is available to all applicants who have prior military service or a direct family member with prior service. The student must submit a copy of their military identification, DD214 or their family member’s military documentation at the time of enrollment to receive the tuition reduction. Those awarded the Freedom Grant will receive a non-cash grant upon maintaining a minimum 2.0 grade point average. If the student does not complete the program, the scholarship amount will be prorated based on the time attended. Click here to learn about additional scholarship options for veterans.