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There are a number of different private, government and grant programs available to pay for your program.   Please contact us for more information or details on these programs.  

You have the option of paying for your tuition in full by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Cashier's Check, Money Order or Cash.


A loan can be the answer to your tuition financing needs for training. Tuition financing for all or part of the cost of your education, not covered by grants, can be quickly and easily arranged by simply applying for a loan. Merit Training Institute works with Ben Franklin Finance loans.  The loan requires a minimum of $1,000 down, a co-borrower and the remainder of the tuition made in 24 monthly installment payments.  This loan can be used for any program, except for the CNA program.  You can apply at Merit, or online at:



One-Stop Career Centers/American Job Centers 

New Jersey's One-Stop Career Centers (or Pennsylvania's Career Links) are located through out the state. If you are unemployed, underemployed or receiving unemployment you may be qualified to receive a training grant to get you back into the workforce.

TANF (also known as Welfare)

If you are receiving TANF, a tuition grant may be available for you to attend our training course, free of charge. Contact your Case Manager to see if you qualify through Work First New Jersey. 

Food Stamps (FS) or General Assistance (GA)

If you are receiving FS/GA, you may be qualified for a training grant.  Contact your local One-Stop Career Center or Our Director for more information.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation helps individuals with disabilities get back into the workforce.  Contact your local DVR office, or contact us for more information.

Social Security

Social Security, in conjunction with the Ticket-To-Work Program has funding available for it's participants.  For more information, contact us or visit their website.