Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Information

Prospective students are often surprised to learn that Penta's full-time programs are eligible for financial aid, and some part-time programs qualify for assistance as well. This page offers an overview; for more info, see Section 7 of the Student Handbook (on the sidebar at your right). You're also welcome to call the financial aid office at 419.661.6349 or email us. Thanks for thinking of Penta!

Penta participates in these financial aid programs:
  • Pell: This federal grant awards funds through the U.S. Department of Education. Apply online at studentaid.ed.gov. Penta’s school code is 013519.
  • Veteran’s Educational Benefits: Selected training programs are approved for training veterans. Apply on line at gibill.va.gov
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD, formerly BVR-RSC): Financial assistance may be available for students with physical, mental or emotional disabilities that present a barrier to employment. Call 419.866.5811 or click here to learn more.
  • Workforce Development: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act provides funding for underemployed and dislocated workers. Call the OhioMeansJobs-Wood County office right at Penta's campus: 419.661.6187 or 419.661.6155.
  • TAA: The Trade Adjustment Assistance Act offers funding to certain individuals whose company has closed its facilities displacing the employees. Learn more here.
Additional funding possibilities:
  • WSOS: the Ready To Work grant provides funding to eligible applicants for selected full- and part-time Penta programs. Qualifications include some work history and longterm unemployment. Click here to learn more, or call the WSOS office at Penta's campus: 419.661.5360.
  • Toledo Community Foundation: this nonprofit organization administers several local scholarships. Click here and click on Grants and Scholarships to learn more. 
  • Zonta Club of Bowling Green: this global service organization provides an annual scholarship to eligible Wood County women, age 25 or older. Deadline in early to mid-March. Learn more at bgzonta.org
  • State grants and scholarships: the Ohio Dept. of Higher Education offers tips and links here
 
Net Price Calculator
The U.S. Dept. of Education requires that we provide a Net Price Calculator for our full-time programs. This includes the total cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses), along with the average student grant award. The figures below are based on 2015/2016 statistics which are the most recent available; this information is updated annually.

Auto Body
Tuition & fees, inc. free loan of books & supplies: $4,862
Housing: $4,237
Transportation: $950
Other: $975

Maximum Pell award 15/16 (federal student aid): $3,850
Maximum Pell award 16/17 (federal student aid): $3,876 
Average grant award (including all award sources): $3,402
Average % of students receiving grant(s): 87%
Graduation rate: 100%

Auto Technology
Tuition & fees, inc. free loan of books & supplies: $6,110
Housing: $4,237
Transportation: $950
Other: $975
Maximum Pell award 15/16 (federal student aid): $4,716
Maximum Pell award 16/17 (federal student aid): $4,749
Average grant award (including all award sources): $5,228
Average % of students receiving grant(s): 95%
Graduation rate: 76%

Builder-Contractor-Remodeler (BCR)
Tuition & fees, inc. free loan of books & supplies: $7,166
Housing: $4,237
Transportation: $950
Other: $975
Maximum Pell award 15/16 (federal student aid): $5,724
Maximum Pell award 16/17 (federal student aid): $5,763
Average grant award (including all award sources): $5,353
Average % of students receiving grant(s): 86%
Graduation rate: 100%

Heating, Vacuum & Air-conditioning (HVAC)
Tuition & fees, inc. free loan of books & supplies: $6,150
Housing: $4,237
Transportation: $950
Other: $975
Maximum Pell award 15/16 (federal student aid): $4,716
Maximum Pell award 16/17 (federal student aid): $4,749
Average grant award (including all award sources): $5,361
Average % of students receiving grant(s): 75%
Graduation rate: 75%

Welding
Tuition & fees, inc. free loan of books & supplies: $6,150
Housing: $4,237
Transportation: $950
Other: $975
Maximum Pell award 15/16 (federal student aid): $4,716
Maximum Pell award 16/17 (federal student aid): $4,749
Average grant award (including all award sources): $5,866
Average % of students receiving grant(s): 85%
Graduation rate: 79%

Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Act requires all colleges and universities who receive federal funding to share information about crime on campus and their efforts to improve campus safety as well as inform the public of crime in or around campus. 
 
You can view Penta Adult Education's Clery crime statistics online here via the Campus Safety and Security website, a part of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post Secondary Education.
 
You are also invited to review Penta Adult Education's safety and security annual report online or in person at the Adult Education office lobby.
 
 
 
 
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