Federal Consumer Information

Federal Regulations require NWTI to compile consumer information about our institute and make it available to students and parents. Paper copies of any of the below information are available upon request.

Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination

Information for prospective students and employees as well as enrolled students, faculty, and staff can obtain information regarding academic programs, school policies and procedures, enrollment statistics, graduation information, student demographic data, campus health and safety, student services, financial information, and financial aid resources by contacting one of the offices below.  In addition to the offices below, additional information or paper copies of the materials can be obtained by contacting the Director of Student Services and Financial aid at P.O. Box 2000, 709 S. Old Missouri Rd., Springdale, AR 72765 or by telephone at (479) 751-8824 or by email at bdaniel@nwti.edu. 

General Institutional Information

Privacy of Student Records:
Information on the privacy and protection of student records can be found in NWTI’s FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) policy.  This policy is also available in the student catalog and handbook. 

Services for Students with Disabilities: 

Student Diversity: 
Student demographics for students enrolled in fall 2022 are described on the chart below.

Student Program EnrollmentFall 2023  Fall 2021Fall 2020% of Total
Automotive Service Technology40323716.24%
*Ammonia Refrigeration Maintenance Technology016225.66%
Electronics Technology1611135.96%
*Industrial Maintenance Technology016225.66%
*Industrial Maintenance & Ammonia Refrigeration Technology233.42%
Information Systems2015198.04%
Medium/Heavy Truck Technology Diesel37363315.79%
Practical Nursing33345017.43%
Surgical Technology2024339.98%
Welding Technology56413219.22%
Native American4432%
African American34123%
Financial Aid Recipients
Federal Pell Grant1241047445.00%
Institutional Scholarships26211710.00%

*Note: Ammonia Refrigeration Maintenance Technology and Industrial Maintenance Technology have been combined into one program.

Price of Attendance
Information regarding NWTI’s cost of attendance can be found here:  https://nwti.edu/cost-of-attendance.html.  Information on NWTI’s tuition and fees can be found in the student handbook and catalog. 

Net Price Calculator:

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid: 
NWTI’s refund policy can be found in the student handbook and catalog  and information regarding the Return of Federal Financial Aid can be found at https://nwti.edu/return-of-title-4-funds.html

Textbook Information:
Each semester the NWTI bookstore publishes a list of program textbooks and International Standard Book Number (ISBN) on the bookstore’s webpage and outside the bookstore door.  You can also contact the NWTI bookstore directly for more information. 

Educational Programs:
Information on programs offered by NWTI can be found on the school’s website under “Programs” and in the student handbook and catalog.

Instructional Facilities:
Descriptions and campus maps of NWTI’s instructional facility can be found in the student handbook and catalog

A complete listing of NWTI administration, faculty, and staff can be found in the student handbook and catalog

Transfer of Credit Polices and Articulation Agreements:
The student handbook and catalog contains the policies regarding Transfer of Credit and any articulation agreements between NWTI programs and other schools. 

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs:
Northwest Technical Institute is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. 

The Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Rd
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30550
Telephone: 800-917-2081
Fax: 770-396-3790

Copyright Infringement – Policies and Sanctions:
NWTI’s policy on copyright can be found in the student handbook and catalog

Computer Use and File Sharing:
NWTI’s computing policy is found in the student handbook and catalog

Student Activities:
Information on student organizations and activities is found in the student handbook and catalog. 

College Navigator Website:
College Navigator is a free consumer information tool that guides, leads, and directs students, parents, high school counselors and other interested parties to information about higher education institutions. The primary data source for College Navigator is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS.

Constitution and Citizenship Day: 
Educational programs pertaining to the United States Constitution are held each year on September 17th. Information regarding to the locations and times of the events are posted on our Facebook page and emailed to current students.

Student Financial Assistance

Assistance Available for Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs: 

Federal Student Aid:
NWTI participates in the Federal Pell Grant Program.  Students apply for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and being eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.  Students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each year to continue to receive federal financial aid. 

State Aid: 
Students may be eligible for the Arkansas Future Grant from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to attend NWTI.  Please see visit scholarships.adhe.edu to apply and for more information. 

Institutional Aid: 
Information on scholarships available to NWTI students can be found here

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations: 
Certain drug related offenses may prohibit a student from receiving federal financial aid.  Please review the Federal Student Aid website for additional information, including how to regain eligibility. 

Student Loan Information
NWTI does not participate in any Federal Student Loan program.  Information regarding private student loans can be found here.  Information on NWTI’s Code of Conduct in regard to Preferred Lender Arrangements can be found here

Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program: 
Information regarding NWTI’s drug and alcohol prevention program, along with resources for assistance, can be found in the student handbook and catalog.  NWTI’s drug-free workplace policy can be found in the NWTI employee handbook available by contacting the Human Resources Office at (479) 751-8824 or draines@nwti.edu

Vaccination Policies
The State of Arkansas requires that all new student have two doses of the MMR vaccination.  NWTI enforces this requirement as part of its admission policy.  Additional vaccinations may be required for Allied Health Programs.  

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, and Crime Log
NWTI works closely with the Springdale Police Department to promote a safe and secure campus environment.  NWTI’s Annual Campus Security and Safety Report can be found here.  This report is updated by October 1 of each year. 

Student Outcomes

Retention Rate:
73% of full time students at Northwest Technical Institute who began their studies in fall 2020 returned in fall 2021 to continue their studies.   

Graduation Rate
78% of full time students at Northwest Technical Institute who graduated within 150% of the required time for the 2020/2021 academic year.  

Job Placement and Job Placement Rates for Graduates
90% of students at Northwest Technical Institute who either graduated or did not complete the diploma/certificate requirements for the 2020/2021 academic year found jobs within the occupation in which the student was enrolled in. 89% of students at Northwest Technical Institute who graduated in the 2020/2021 academic year found jobs within their graduating occupation. 

Voter Registration

Paper Voter Registration forms are available in the NWTI Learning Resource Center.  Printable Voter Registration forms can be found here