After the Eastern School’s initial approval by both the NJ Dept. of Education and Labor and Workforce Development in addition to approved by the NJ State Approving Agency for Veterans Training in August of 2010, all applications & documentation to receive the federal financial aid, FAFSA, were immediately submitted. The Eastern School has successfully and continuously stayed complaint with the federal government’s 2 year observation guidelines to be eligible to receive the FAFSA funding. The Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair is working diligently on acquiring the additional accreditations necessary to successfully establish a FAFSA account. So in an attempt to help students who had shown interest in attending the repair course, but would need some sort of funding assistance, the Eastern School has implemented several personally based flexible payment options.
Nonrefundable Deposit $1,000.00
(Deposit is taken off overall tuition balance and secures students spot in enrolled semester.)
Tuition Balance: $8,900.00
Option 1: PAYMENT IN FULL
- Receive a $500.00 discount if tuition is paid in full on or prior to the start of instruction on first day of semester. Tuition total if paid in full including $500 discount would be $9,400.00
Option 2: THREE EQUAL PAYMENTS
- Total tuition after $1000.00 nonrefundable deposit ($8,900.00) is separated into 3 payments of $2,967 each due at week 1, week 8 & week 16
Option 3: FOUR EQUAL PAYMENTS
- Total tuition after $1000.00 nonrefundable deposit ($8,900) is separated into 4 equal payments of $2,225.00 each due at week 1, week 6, week 11, week 16
Option 4: $3,000 DOWN, BALANCE PAID WEEKLY
- A payment of $3,000.00 is due on or prior to the beginning of instruction on first day of semester leaving the total tuition balance of $6,900 to be paid in 15 weekly installments of $460.00 each.
Payment Types Accepted: Cash, Personal Check, Secured/Unsecured loans, Visa, MasterCard, Misc. Lending agencies, Misc. funding departments and programs
***All outstanding tuition/tool balances must be paid by 16th week of instruction
Tool Purchase- Total cost for complete tool purchase, including 2 tier rolling tool chests, supplies, and reading material is $2,500.00. All of which is property of student once payment is received. This tool purchase will include everything needed for the entirety of the 20 week repair course, but also to immediately start working upon graduation in any type of full time individual or commercial repair technician position.
Based on individual eligibility, some partial funding may be available. Past students have had success with partial funding through their local municipal and county level career and education departments. Though we are not capable of providing federal financial aid at this point, The Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair ACCEPT S ANY/ALL FUNDING WHICH IS DISTRIBUTED TO ELGIBLE STUDENTS FROM ANY AREA/DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM. Certified copies of state and VA approvals are available upon request to assist students in applying for funding through any institutions such as personal banks, credit unions, and lending agencies etc.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs Approved by the NJ State Approving Agency for veterans training, provides financial aid to qualified veterans
Ebenefits All Veterans benefits, qualifications and requirements can be found here. Can apply online for benefits.
Financial Aid information will be added and updated as it becomes available.