MTI Tuition & Program Costs

A trade school education can offer a quicker path to becoming career-ready than a traditional four-year college or two-year community college. According to a 2019 report, the majority of students in the U.S. pay between $6,000 and $15,000* in tuition per year for both public and private schools.

Most of MTI’s programs and courses can be completed in less than a year*, giving students the opportunity to enter the workforce sooner. Unlike a traditional community college, MTI does not require any general education courses.

In contrast, a program at a community or state college typically takes between 2-4 years to complete, meaning students would on average pay between $6,000 and $15,000* per year at a community or state college.

For the latest information on MTI program tuition and costs, please visit our catalog; cost of student supplies for each program can be found here.

For more information, see Trade School vs College: A Guide to Weighing Your Options.

*These tuition ranges do not include room and board, books and supplies, transportation or other expenses and fees

*Not all programs and courses can be completed in less than one year

*Financial assistance is available to those who qualify


Before choosing a program at MTI, it can be beneficial to understand the costs associated with certain career paths. For example, some career paths may require additional licensing, which may require fees.

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It’s also important to consider potential salary and employment rate projections of your chosen career field. You can find this information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Admissions Team at MTI can assist you in choosing the right program for you, based on your interests, skills and career goals. During the enrollment process, MTI’s Financial Aid Representatives work with every student individually to help find the best financial aid options available to help students fund their education*.

*Not all programs and courses can be completed in less than one year

*Financial assistance is available to those who qualify

Calculating Tuition Costs and Fees

The College Navigator website can be a useful tool for students to estimate the cost of tuition and fees. College Navigator uses regularly updated Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data submitted to National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) by colleges nationwide, including MTI. College Navigator provides side-by-side comparisons of colleges including programs, accreditation, financial aid and more.

Scholarship Opportunities & Financial Aid

During the enrollment process, the Admissions Reps at MTI are available to help students find the best scholarship and grant opportunities available to them.There are numerous scholarships available for trade school. We have put together several resources, including:

MTI also offers an internal scholarship for graduating high school seniors that qualify, the Midwest Technical Institute and Delta Technical College High School Scholarship

Another form of available financial assistance that students may qualify for are grants and loans provided through federal financial aid. These include:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan

Financial Aid Representatives at MTI are available to assist as the potential student completes their FAFSA, which is the first thing you must do to qualify for federal financial aid, including grants and loans. For more information, visit the Financial Aid page.

Take the First Step Today

A trade school education can set you on the path toward a rewarding, hands-on career. An education is an investment in your future and shouldn’t be a financial burden. The scholarships, loans and grants available to qualifying MTI students can help alleviate concerns about paying the full cost of tuition and fees, and help you begin the training you need to start a new career.If you have questions about MTI program tuition and costs or financial aid, please contact the Admissions Team who will help you get the process started and schedule a meeting for you with the Financial Aid Team.SOURCES: