STEP 4: PREPARATION
Now that you've, enrolled it's time to to determine how you will be fund your education, housing, and living expenses. Below are some helpful links to get you started.
At the bottom of this page you will find information on how to provide our admissions department proof of medical insurance (Due no earlier than two weeks before the start of term and no later than one week before start of term).
Help is available to pay tuition and fees. There are several scholarships offered through the power industry and community support groups. The best way to locate these scholarships is through specific internet searches. Using key phrases like “power industry scholarships" will provide many options. Another great source for scholarship and grant information would be city, county, and state community foundations.
It’s a great idea to obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license prior to attending NLC. Depending on campus, either a Class A commercial driver’s license or commercial learner’s permit is required to graduate, so beginning the term with one in hand provides students a nice head start.
Northwest Lineman College has partnered with Collegiate Housing Services to provide assistance to students with short-term housing needs.
PROOF OF MEDICAL INSURANCE
You must have medical insurance for the entire term you attend. In the unlikely event of injury during training, Northwest Lineman College does not provide any medical coverage or cover any medical expenses.
If you don’t have medical insurance, you can call an insurance provider and ask about short-term medical coverage programs. Most insurance companies offer this type of insurance for very reasonable rates. You can also visit healthcare.org to find an affordable insurance plan.
Once you’ve secured medical insurance, please request that your insurance company send you a Certificate of Coverage, which typically includes more information than an insurance card. The certification can be in the form of a letter on the insurance company’s letterhead, and must include:
- Your name
- Policy/group number
Effective dates of your coverage
Not sure how to ask for a certificate of coverage from your insurance company?
Feel free to copy and paste the following message in an email to your provider:
I will be attending Northwest Lineman College, and it is required that I provide certification of medical coverage. I would greatly appreciate your providing a certificate or letter on company letterhead that includes the following information:
- My name
- My policy/group number
- The effective dates of my coverage
Thank you for sending this in a timely fashion, as I am required to have it before classes begin.
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After you obtain your Certification of Medical Coverage, please upload it below.