Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - Tuition & Financing Support Options

Learning to navigate all the ins and outs of financial aid can be daunting. You’re not alone. Our expert staff will work with you to design a financial aid support package that helps you reach your goals.

Tuition FAQ

Your final tuition cost will vary based on program selection, credits transferred from other institutions, and potential scholarships applied. Our Admissions and Financial Aid team will prepare a personal financial aid projection with tips on how to maximize your educational investment, plan your ROI, and reduce out of pocket expenses. See all standard tuition rates or download Tuition Guides to see full tuition costs per program.

Textbooks are not included in the cost of tuition. Students are responsible for purchasing textbooks. The cost of books varies with each course (ranging from $50 to $200 per course). View complete textbook list per program to start budgeting and planning ahead!

CIAT provides all certification exam vouchers for eligible, active students. Certification exam fees may apply for students using discounted Active Duty Tuition Assistance. Exam retake fees may apply for select exams. Learn how certification exams work – read about our Unlimited Certification Exam policy.

Technology fees are a one-time fixed cost at the beginning of the program, ranging from $100 – $1,250 depending on the length of the program. Technology allow us to keep your cutting-edge, technology-driven curriculum, tools, and support resources up to date to ensure you’re receiving the highest quality support. The technology fee covers technology-based resources such as certification exam preparation software, CIAT lab manuals, CIAT virtual classroom, hands-on virtual labs, physical mail-home kits, Microsoft Office 365 suite license, CIAT online community platform, online workshops, and more.

Financial Aid FAQ

There are two different types of federal financial aid available, grants and loans. Grants are funds given out on an at-need basis and it is not required for you to pay them back. Loans are borrowed funds that you must repay with interest.

Your financial aid package will be based on your eligibility and need. The first step toward determining these factors is to complete your online FAFSA application.

You can complete your online application at studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa, using our CIAT school code: 042598.

There are three steps in the FASFA process. Get step-by-step help through the FAFSA process by working with our expert financial aid team.

You must sign your Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling (EC) before you can receive any student loans. Student loan funds typically post to your school account within the first two weeks of the first day of the term. 

Our school/institution code is 042598.

After submitting your online application for enrollment, you will be assigned a personal Admissions Advisor and Financial Aid Administrator to guide you through each step of the process. We will guide you through identifying which financial aid option is right for you, how to apply for aid, completing your required documentation package, and more. .

MPN stands for Master Promissory Note. This is a legal document that promises you will repay your loan(s) and any interest and fees to the US Department of Education. It also explains the terms and conditions of your loan(s).

Refunds are issued when there is a credit balance to a student’s account. Upon receipt of any type of financial aid (military education benefits, scholarships, loans, grants, etc.), the funds are first posted against any balance owed. When a credit balance is created, a refund may be issued at that time.

Questions?

Reach out today and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Advisors will be happy to answer any questions you have about CIAT.

2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Talk to an Advisor

Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Next Enrollment Deadline is August 24th, 2021!

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