Students interested in classes should contact the admissions department and schedule a time to discuss the application process and other eligibility requirements.  During the admissions consultation, you will discuss your plans for the future and how to utilize the resources of United best to achieve them.  Your success team includes not only admissions but also a financial aid team member that will guide you through every step of the financial planning process.

How To Enroll In School - United Career Institute

*For those who qualify.**For those who qualify.  See catalog for detailed eligibility requirements.

Enrolling in any institution of higher education is an important decision.  We want you to be well informed before making the decision to enroll at our institution.  This includes understanding that this institution requires mandatory and binding arbitration as a process for handling various disputes.  United Career Institute (The institution) does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity in the education programs or activities that it operates, and it is required by Title IX of the Education Act and the Regulations of the Department of Education (34 C.F.R. § 106, et. seq.) not to discriminate in such a manner.  The requirement not to discriminate in the institution’s education programs or activities extends to admission to the School and employment opportunities with the School.  The institution’s Title IX policy and procedures can be located at the following link, Irwin.  This institution also requires mandatory and binding arbitration we recommend that you review those procedures by going to the following link, Irwin.

“The school has a great environment, and teachers are willing to help students in any way possible.” 

– Kendra Cutler, United Student

Financial Resources

United Career Institute offers a tuition structure that is within reach of every student who dreams of a better life.  Your success team includes a financial aid officer who will explain the financial assistance process to you and help you put together a payment plan if necessary.  They will also help you apply for any financial aid programs you may be eligible for.  These resources may include:

  • Federal Grants
  • State Grants
  • Student Loans
  • PLUS Loans
  • Scholarships (Both Internal and External)

The FAFSA is updating, and we want to provide you with an understanding of what is changing. Click to learn about the updates, complete your FAFSA contributor determination, or let us know if you would like help completing the FAFSA.

Grant Programs

Federal Grant Programs

  • Based on student’s financial need
  • The federal government determines eligibility once the student completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Pennsylvania State Grant Program

  • This grant is awarded to students based on financial need.
  • Applicants must be Pennsylvania residents and enrolled in a degree program.
  • The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency will determine eligibility.

Your financial aid officer will help you determine your eligibility for these federal and state grant programs.

Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program

This program was established to assist Pennsylvania youth who are or have been in foster care with the financial challenges of accessing higher education.  The program offers students up to the age of 26 a tuition waiver for undergraduate studies at most colleges and universities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In addition to other eligibility criteria, you should be eligible for services under Pennsylvania’s John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood.

Click here to learn more about the Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program:

The institution has designated a Point of Contact (POC) for the Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program.  This individual can be reached as directed below.

Sonya Over
Financial Aid Officer
United Career Institute – Irwin
8957 Lincoln Highway, Suite 101-A
Irwin, PA  15642

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Student Loans

Student Loan Program

  • Available to undergraduate students and the parents of dependent undergraduate students
  • Application made with the federal government by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is an important part of the financial aid process. It assists the financial planning staff in determining which federal funding programs you are eligible to receive. Our financial planners will assist you in accurately completing the FAFSA.

For specific eligibility requirements and to acquire assistance determining your eligibility, please get in touch with our financial aid department.


GI Bill®

Veteran’s Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program

You’ve sacrificed and invested in your country’s security and future. Now, it’s time to invest in yours!
Use your well-earned tuition benefits to help fund your education so you can start a new and exciting career.

  • Payment of Tuition and Fees (40% to 100%)
  • Stipend for Books and Supplies
  • Monthly Housing Allowance
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Programs for Spouses and Dependents Available

For additional information, visit the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Website. Visit their website or contact us today!

The benefits shown are for illustration purposes only. The VA makes the final determination of each individual’s eligibility and benefits.

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 website at


To make any of the following payments, please follow this link to visit the make a payment page.

  • Application Fee
  • Seat Fee-Nursing
  • Tuition Payment
  • Nursing Entrance Exam

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Scholarships are available for many of our programs and vary by location.