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Financial Aid

You deserve a fulfilling and rewarding commercial diving or underwater welding career. At Divers Academy International, we are committed to helping you achieve that goal.

We invite you to contact an Admissions Representative for current tuition costs. Once you submit your application, our fully-staffed Financial Aid Office will assist you with financial aid opportunities and tuition payment options to help you develop a financial aid package that meets your needs and budget.

Student Loans Calculator

The following is a list of financial aid programs available at Divers Academy International if you quality. First, you will need to determine if you are Dependent or Independent based on the Department of Ed definitions:

  • If you are under 24 years old, single, with no children you would be considered Dependent.
  • If you are over 24 years old, or military or married, or support a child, you would be Independent.

Follow the chart below to see what you may apply for in Federal Student Aid. You will then be able to apply for the difference in a GAP loan. Most students will apply for both Federal student aid and GAP loans to cover the cost of training.

Student Loan Calculator




Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid.
Use the NET CALCULATOR to determine if you will qualify for a Pell Grant. Please keep in mind the calculator does not apply to student loans.

Stafford Loan Program Direct Student Loan (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)

Federal Stafford loans are fixed-rate student loans. Stafford loans are the most common and one of the lowest-cost ways to pay for school.

Loan to Parents (PLUS)

The Federal Parent PLUS Loans provide affordable financing to parents and guardians with good credit to cover educational expenses.

Gap Funding Loans

Personal loans are available through SLM Financial, a Sallie Mae Company, and HEASA sponsors NJ Class loans. These loans assist students with the training costs that Federal Financial Assistance will not cover.

Veterans Education Assistance (VA)

A variety of programs are available to eligible veterans. Call the financial assistance office for the necessary forms, or contact your local VA office for assistance.

Please contact our Financial Aid Office for more information and for assistance in completing the forms to ensure accuracy of information and smooth processing of applications.

FAFSA - Federal application for Student Aid (Pell Grants and Direct Loans)

NJCLASS Gap funding Student Loans

SALLIE MAE Gap Funding Student Loans

PARENT PLUS Federal Student Loans

Contact our financial assistance office for a financial aid overview today at 800-238-3483 prior to applying for online programs.