STUDENT FINANCING OPTIONS
PFI offers several types of payment options for its certificate program students. You must have one of these payment arrangements in place by the payment due date or your course registrations may be deleted. Your spot may be given to another, paying student.
Ultimately, our goal is to give you #schoolwithoutdebt.
For per class non-credit or part-time credit students (89 clock hours or fewer/term)
— Payment in Full
You can pay your bill by the payment due date. We don’t accept partial payments, or post-dated or two party checks.
Online using PayPal: echeck, debit card, credit card or Paypal account
In-person PFI: cash, check, debit card, credit card.
By mail. Send checks and money orders payable to Portland Fashion Institute.
For full time credit students only (90 clock hours or more/term)
— Payment Plans. Our interest-free payment plans are a smart way to pay college costs. Payment plans allow you to spread the cost of your education into affordable monthly or bi-weekly payments. Click here to read more and apply. Not a full time student and still want to use the payment plan? No worries. We’ll add a one-time $45 administrative fee and you’re set. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
— Workforce. Oregon has PFI on its list of Eligible Training Providers. All questions regarding funding should be directed to your local workforce board. Visit this page for more information about their many funding programs. The Oregon Workforce Partnership and Worksystems, Inc are a non-partisan, private/public, statewide association committed to building a more highly skilled workforce to support and expand Oregon’s economy.
— AmeriCorps Vouchers. AmeriCorps is a program that provides tuition vouchers for volunteers in service to America. To redeem your AmeriCorps vouchers, you will need to request funds via the AmeriCorps online process.
— Third Party Billing. Many employers and agencies assist students with college costs. To have your bill paid by a third party, formal billing arrangements must be set up and approved by PFI and the third party before the term begins. This includes IRCO and many area employers such as Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Hanna Andersson, Nike and Powell’s Books.
— Veterans Benefits. Veterans are entitled to assistance with their college expenses. Apply with the VA and follow the steps below. This includes tuition assistance programs such as Voc Rehab, Go Army and MyCAA.
How to use your veterans educational benefits
Step 1: Apply with the VA and VocRehab (https://www.benefits.va.gov/VOCREHAB/Edu_Voc_Counseling.asp)
Complete the Veterans Online Application about six weeks before you want to start classes. If you need help completing the application, we can help!
Step 2: Get admitted to PFI
Step 3: Register for classes
Register for classes that qualify for benefits and make sure you are enrolled full time.
Step 4: Submit your schedule
After you’ve registered for classes, submit your schedule to PFI and the VA for certification.
Step 6: Protect your classes
Make sure your classes are paid for so that you don’t get dropped from a course.
Step 7: Maintain eligibility
Learn what you need to do to make sure you keep receiving benefits.