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Choosing to further your education is an important step in achieving your future career goals. Once you have made the decision to pursue a career focused course of study, your next step is to decide how you will pay for your education.

American Trade School participates in the Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Student Loan programs.

To be considered for federal student aid, a student must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It collects financial and other information used to calculate the expected family contribution (EFC) and to determine a student’s eligibility through computer matches with other agencies. A FAFSA can be completed at American Trade School with a financial aid administrator or online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov


Eligibility for federal student aid is based on financial need and on several other factors. The financial aid administrator at American Trade School will determine your eligibility based on the result of your FAFSA.

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Click here for Basic Criteria

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Federal Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded usually only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and non-federal sources might be added.

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For FSEOG Grant Information click here


Federal Student Loans

Will you need a loan to attend American Trade School? If so, you may consider federal student loans. Federal loans are borrowed funds that you must repay with interest. A federal student loan allows students and their parents to borrow money to help pay for college through loan programs supported by the federal government. They have low interest rates and offer flexible repayment terms, benefits, and options.

Beginning July 1, 2010, all new Stafford and PLUS loans will be made under the William D. Ford Program Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loan programs). In the Direct Loan, the U.S. Government is the lender, and loan funds are provided to students through the school.

 American Trade School participates in the following federal student loan programs:

Direct Subsidized Loans

Direct Unsubsidized Loans

Direct Plus Loans for Parents

Information on Interest Rates

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Financial Aid Tools

Net Price Calculator
Tuition Information Sheet
FAFSA on the Web
Consolidation Repayment Calculator
Loan Repayment Calculator


VA - Veterans Administration

VR - Vocational Rehabilitation

TRA - Trade Readjustment Act

TAA- Trade Adjustment Assistance

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Approved!

Slate - St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment

Montgomery GI & Post 9/11 GI Bills Approved!


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Interested Applicants can download our application here

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Contact ATS

3925 Industrial Drive
Saint Ann MO 63074

Phone: (314) 423-1900

Fax: (314) 423-1911