Financial Aid


At Zarem/Golde ORT Technical Institute, we believe that paying for an education should never be a reason why students are unable to get the education they deserve. We encourage all interested parties to visit our Financial Aid Office or to call for an appointment with a financial aid advisor for more information about the best way to finance education at the Institute.

If you have chosen Zarem/Golde ORT Technical Institute because we meet your educational objectives, we are prepared to work with you to find ways to help you meet your educational expenses. Our goal is to never let money get in the way of attending ORT Technical Institute. Here you will find information about a combination of ORT scholarships, need-based grants, and loans that can help get you started.

Please contact the ORT Technical Institute Financial Aid Office at 847.324.5588 , ext. 13 if you have any questions about financial aid and scholarships. The office can also provide you with all of the forms that you need to complete to apply for financial assistance.


Federal Financial Aid Programs

Zarem/Golde ORT Technical Institute has been approved by the United States Department of Education for the following programs for financial assistance. The programs listed below are available to eligible students to help meet the cost of their education.


U.S Department of Education Title IV Programs:

• Federal Pell Grant
• Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
• Subsidized Stafford Loan (part of the Federal Family Education Loan Program - FFELP) • Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
• Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
• Federal work study


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Students submit their income and other pertinent information by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ either online or by completing a paper form. The FAFSA is signed by the student, and parent, if applicable, and sent by the student or school (if on paper) to the Federal Central Processor for processing. The school receives an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) electronically.

To assist students further, special non-governmental scholarships and loan funds are available to eligible students:

• ORT Scholarship Program
• Funds that don’t have to be repaid are available to eligible students.
• See the financial aid office for information on scholarships and to obtain an application.


Payment Plans

Students who will pay some or all of their tuition themselves can take advantage of the ORT Technical Institute interest free payment plan. We will work with you to create a payment plan that works for your budget. See the Business Office for information about payment plans.

Our friendly and supportive multilingual staff is available to assist you. Click here to take advantage of the Net Price Calculator - a tool which you can use to estimate your "net price" for attending our programs.