Financial Aid

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Financial Aid

Federal Financial aid is available to those who qualify. For assistance in filling out your FAFSA, please read this tutorial or call admissions at 630-968-6800, option 1.


Click here to apply for Federal Financial Aid:
Our FAFSA school code is: 041750

Types of Federal Aid

Federal Pell Grants:
Pell Grants don’t have to be repaid as long as the student meets specified requirements.

Federal Stafford Loans:
The Direct loan program offers 3 low interest loans that begin repayment six months from your last date of enrollment.

  • Direct Subsidized Loans -based on financial need. With a Direct Subsidized Loan, the federal government does not charge interest before repayment or during authorized periods of deferment.
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans -not awarded on the basis of need. The federal government charges interest from the time the loan is paid out until the loan is paid in full.
  • Direct Plus Loans -helps parents pay their dependent children’s educational expenses, if they qualify. Interest is charged from the date the first disbursement is made until paid in full.

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Other Ways to Reduce your Tuition

Full Payment Discount

  • Receive 3% off of the cost of tuition when paying in full.

Family Legacy Discount

  • Receive 3% off the cost of tuition as a family member of a past graduate.– eligible family: mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, son, daughter

Multi-License Discount Program

Save up to 25% off the cost of tuition.
To learn more, visit our: multi-license discount page

Employer Tuition Assistance

Many companies provide tuition benefits to their employees in the form of either direct payment to the school or by reimbursing tuition expenses directly to the student. Please check with your company’s Human Resources or training and education department for more information about the education benefits available to you.

Military Educational Benefits

USTA is approved to accept GI Bill® education benefits by the Illinois State approving agency. Benefits may be available to veterans, actively drilling reserve and guardsmen, eligible surviving spouses and eligible dependents. Eligibility determined by the US Dept of Veteran affairs. GI Bill® website.

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 Web site at

MyCAA Military Education Grant

USTA is approved to accept MyCAA military education grants for qualifying individuals. The program provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance.


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In-House Payment Programs

USTA offers it’s students 0% interest in-house payments in addition to the above funding services. Affordable payment schedules are available for persons wishing to pay their tuition on their own or to supplement their payment schedule along with the other payment options offered above. USTA can work with you to meet almost any payment goal.