During the enrollment process:
Join your child for the campus tour.
Believe it or not, your son or daughter cares about your opinion when it comes to choosing a school. Touring PIA’s facility allows you to see the atmosphere in which they will be learning. Being part of the Admissions tour also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have prior to supporting your son or daughter’s enrollment at PIA.
Be ready for your appointment with Financial Aid (for those who qualify).
If your son or daughter is classified as a Dependent Student, you will be required to provide certain information regarding your family’s financial status, such as a federal tax return. Prior to the appointment, your PIA Admissions representative will tell you which documents are required. Having all requested paperwork ready at the time of your appointment will help speed up the Financial Aid process. You will also be asked to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online. For more information, go to the Financial Aid section of the website or call 1-800-444-1440 and a PIA Financial Aid representative will be happy to speak with you.
After classes start:
Choosing PIA means that your child has committed to a full day of classes, Monday through Friday. Often, he or she may have studying to do as well. If your son or daughter is working a part-time job while attending school, it can be difficult to fit everything in!
Rest assured, most PIA students have consistently been able to handle their school, home, and work responsibilities over the course of their training. In fact, we have found that having a busy schedule is good preparation for their entry into the workforce after graduation.
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