5 Ways to Prepare for Your Journey at PCI

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Journey at PCI
5 Ways to Prepare for Your Journey at PCI

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Journey at PCI

Porter and Chester Institute (PCI) offers a variety of higher-education programs that individuals may be able to be a part of. With programs in the fields of trades, healthcare, computers, automotive, and cosmetology, potential students are able to choose what career they want to get trained in.

There are five ways that you can prepare for your academic journey at PCI.

1) Explore Financial Aid

At PCI, there are several financial aid options that may be available to qualified individuals. Some Title IV (federal financial aid) programs include:

  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loans (DSL)
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan (DUL)
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan (DPLUS)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

2) Check Out Scholarships and Grants

PCI also offers grants and scholarships for those who qualify. Some include:

  • 2022 High School Graduate Scholarship Grant
  • Family Member Tuition Grant
  • The Imagine American Foundation Scholarship programs

There are also scholarships to those who both qualify and are going into specific healthcare and/or skilled trade programs.

3) File Your FAFSA

Information provided by the student on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) determines if a student is eligible for federal financial aid. PCI offers assistance filling out the FAFSA by providing the opportunity to meet with an Educational Funding Specialist one-on-one via Zoom. Fill out the online form to choose an available time for an appointment.

4) Find a Program You Want to Get Involved In

PCI offers programs in 11 different fields including careers in skilled trades, healthcare, computers, and more. Before enrolling, check out which career field you may be interested in.

5) Choose a Campus to Attend

There are several PCI locations that students can choose form. Those locations campuses include:


  • Bridgeport
  • Hamden
  • Enfield
  • New London
  • Rocky Hill
  • Waterbury
  • Bridgeport


  • Brockton
  • Chicopee
  • Worcester

Enrolling and graduating from PCI may open up a lot of opportunities in the working world. To learn more about the programs the school offers, check out the program list online. If you're ready to enroll, visit the online application portal.