How WTI Makes Higher Education Affordable

How would you like to end up nearly $38,000 in debt over the course of the next four years? Not an appealing prospect, right? Well, that’s the average federal student loan debt per borrower, meaning that after four years of traditional college, students have massive debt to look forward to as they try to climb the ladder of success and support themselves and, possibly, their family members. Private school student debt is even worse, averaging about $55,000 per borrower. In this blog post, we outline how WTI is trying to fight this trend and offer affordable higher education for everyone.

Certificate Programs

In other words, if you’re looking for a way to accomplish your goals without struggling to get out of debt for the next ten to twenty years of your life after graduation, you might want to look into alternative training routes. Washington Technical Institute offers a variety of certificate programs, from paralegal work and medical billing & coding to full-stack development and programming languages, all of which can be earned at low cost to you so that you can graduate with little or no debt. In fact, we don’t just offer programs in paralegal studies and healthcare; we also offer programs in business, criminal justice, and a variety of other high paying IT career pathways.

If you’re looking for a way to train for a high paying career without a four year commitment, then a certificate program is a great option for you. Our programs train you for the essentials of your new career without any time wasted on content that doesn’t directly impact your ability to perform your role as a highly trained professional.

Monthly Payments

All of WTI’s programs can be enrolled in and paid for through monthly payment plans. Each plan is based on the total cost of your program and the length of time set aside to complete the certificate coursework. This means that we break your total tuition down into a plan that extends over all or part of your enrollment with WTI. 

Once you complete your payments and your program coursework, your certificate and transcript are sent to you, and you can begin searching for your new career opportunity without the pressure of $38 to $55,000 of debt hanging over your head, causing you to wonder if it was all worth it. With WTI, the online, self-paced workload and minimal cost lead to a career pathway that’s totally worth it! 

Private Consumer Loans

Even if you feel like you can’t quite meet the monthly payment plans, none of our career pathways will lead to the kind of crippling debt that a two year or four year degree sticks graduates with. In fact, our programs range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, making a certificate program a practical way to switch careers or add college credits to your practical on-the-job experience. We offer three options for private consumer loans to help you cover the cost of your education.

We work with you to help you start and finish your new career pathway so that you can see your dreams through to the end.

Washington Technical Institute

Washington Technical Institute’s fully online certificates can be completed in a matter of months, with daily or bi-weekly start dates. Such flexible start dates make these programs unique and much more accessible for our students. Most of our certificates can be earned as a self-paced program, meaning that you can work at your own pace to complete your work, even finishing early if you have the time and motivation to do so. An additional benefit of WTI’s programs is that we offer affordable pricing and monthly payments to help our students leave school without debt. 

Although our goal is to help our students graduate their programs with little to no debt, we also recognize that some students might need to utilize a loan for their educational investment. We are excited to announce our partnerships with Meritize Financial Assistance, Climb Credit, or Ascent, student lending companies focused on financing career-building programs. 

If you’re ready to enroll and start working on a plan for the personal and professional benefit of professional development, you can register for your program online through our website. Still have questions about our programs? Feel free to call us at 800-371-5581 or text us at 952-465-3702 to speak with an admissions specialist.

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Advance your education with an accredited certificate program from Washington Technical Institute (WTI). WTI is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning.

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Washington Technical Institute is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning