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Financial Aid Services

How to Pay for Trade School in Baltimore

Figuring out how to pay for trade school is one of the most common challenges prospective students face. North American Trade Schools (NATS) is eligible to offer both federal financial aid services and grants funded by the state of Maryland to help students pay for career training.

Students that are interested in financial aid assistance must make an appointment to meet with a Financial Aid Representative. NATS’ financial aid team will help determine which form of funding is best suited for each student and can assist with the application process. The following programs are available to those who qualify.

Federal Grant Opportunities

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Loan Programs

  • Federal PLUS Loan (PLUS)
  • Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan (FSL)
  • Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan (UFSL)
  • Alternative Loan Program (Tuition Financing)

Before a student can be considered for any grants or loan programs, they must complete a FAFSA application. FAFSAs can be completed online or by scheduling an appointment with a NATS representative. North American Trade Schools Federal School Code: 017074.

Veteran Benefits

North American Trade Schools is approved for Veteran Educational Benefits. NATS accepts GI Bill® educational benefits for training at the Baltimore, Maryland, campus. North American Trade Schools is committed to helping veterans transition into skilled trade and transportation careers in today’s world.

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

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Need more financial aid help? Contact North American Trade Schools Financial Aid Team today at (410) 298-4844 or by filling out the form.