Career In A Year

201
Total completers in the past year
95%
Students passing licensure exam
90%
Students who were employed in their field of study
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Student Loan Debt at Graduation
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Financial Aid Programs
Several types of financial aid are available to Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute's students.

You may receive one or a combination of types, depending on your financial need and other eligibility factors. More information on the financial aid programs can be found in the school catalog. The two major types of aid are:

          Grants: Funds which do not have to be repaid. Most are based on financial need.

          Scholarships: Funds awarded based on a talent or skill, financial need, or major area
                                     of study. Scholarships do not have to be repaid.

The following programs are available to CRTI students:

FEDERAL PELL GRANT PROGRAM

This is a federal program providing funds based upon financial need as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The grant does not need to be repaid. The award is based upon student eligibility, enrollment status, and federal appropriations. Students who have a bachelor's degree are not eligible.

VETERAN'S BENEFITS

Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute is approved for Veteran's Educational Benefits. To inquire about Veteran's Educational Benefits call 1-888-442-4551.

ARKANSAS REHABILITATION SERVICES

This agency provides funding to students with certified disabilities. For further information contact the Department of Rehabilitation Services at 870.735.4725.

ARKANSAS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

This program provides funding to students deriving at least 51% of their previous year's income from farm related employment. Interested individuals should contact them at (870) 633-6895.

CROWLEY'S RIDGE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded by the President of CRTI to graduating high school students. Students should request an application from their high school counselor or from the Financial Aid office at CRTI. This scholarship will cover the cost of tuition for the normal completion of an approved program. It does not include books and supplies. Those desiring scholarships (tuition only) that have been out of high school longer than one year must write a letter to the President stating the need for a scholarship, giving full details. A high school transcript must be submitted.

In certain situations, an instructor may request a scholarship (tuition only) for a student. The President will notify the Financial Aid office if the request is approved.

ACT 678

Act 678 provides the Board of Trustees of state supported institutions of Higher Learning to authorize a waiver of tuition charges for students who are 60 years of age or older.

ARKANSAS WORKFORCE CENTER

This program provides assistance for individuals who have lost employment due to a plant closing or reduction in force. Contact an Arkansas Workforce Center for further information.

          Crittenden County - Phone: (870) 735-6730
          St. Francis County - (870) 633-2900
          Monroe County - (870) 735-6730

AMERICAN INDIAN CENTER OF ARKANSAS

Financial assistance may be available to qualified Native Americans. For eligibility requirements and application forms, contact the center at 1-800-441-4513.

MELVIN D. HAMLIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR GED GRADUATES

CRTI graduates who score 155 or above could receive a CRTI scholarship for tuition the semester following graduation. Applications may be made through student services at CRTI.

SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

This privately funded program provides financial support to single parents. Application information is available at www.aspsf.org.

HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES GRANT (GO)

All applicants must fill out the Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply on-line using the state's Universal application at www.adhe.edu.

ARKANSAS WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT GRANT

This program provides funding to Arkansas residents who are 24 years of age or older. The recipient must demonstrate financial need according to the FAFSA, with a priority application deadline of July 15th. Award amounts vary and cannot exceed the total cost of mandatory tuition and fees, less any Pell Grant award, to a maximum of $2,000 per year. Students with a bachelor's degree are not eligible.

ARKANSAS HIGH TECH SCHOLARSHIP

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Education awards a $250 per semester scholarship to 18 Arkansas residents. Applicants must be enrolled in Drafting. Requirements include a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and ACT score of 19 or ranking in the upper ten percent of the graduating class. The deadline is July 1st. Contact the CRTI Financial Aid office for further information.

ALLIED HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded by the Forrest City Medical Center Auxiliary to a student entering the Practical Nursing Program. Contact the CRTI Financial Aid office for further information.


LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S DEPENDENTS SCHOLARSHIP (LEO)

This scholarship is available to dependents of a police officer, sheriff, firefighter, park employee, state correction employee, or emergency medical technician who was killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty. For further information go to, www.adhe.edu.

ARKANSAS EDUCATION AND TRAINING VOUCHER PROGRAM

This program offers funds to foster youth and former foster youth. For a detailed listing of all qualifications and application materials, go to www.statevoucher.org/state.shtml?state=AR or email Arkansas@statevoucher.org

For more information concerning financial aid you can call (870) 633-5411 or 1-800-842-2317 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or e-mail the following:

          Financial Aid Officer  -  Shelly Laird - Ext. 140 - Email

          You may also write to:

          Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
          PO Box 925
          Forrest City, AR 72336-0925





Assessment Testing is given on Wednesdays at 9:00 am on the EACC campus.  A state issued photo ID (example: Driver's License) and appointment is required for all assessment testing.
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PO Box 925
1620 Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone: 870.633.5411
Fax: 870.633.9328