Financing My Education

How Will I Pay For My Education?

Becoming a CNA opens a world of opportunity and earning potential in the healthcare industry. Unfortunately, Federal Financial aid does not cover any CNA program. Students make an investment in themselves by funding their education. The Healthcare Institute LLC wants to make this as easy as possible. Therefore, we offer the following payment options:

Option 1: Cash

The student may pay in full prior to the start of class.

Option 2: Weekly Payment Plan

The student may arrange to pay in equal weekly payments for the tuition portion of their costs. Books supplies and certification must be paid upfront. If the student is in the 3-week option, weekly payments of $350 must be made each Monday before the start of class. If the student enrolls in the 5-week option, weekly payments of $210 must be paid each Monday before the start of class. All students must be PAID IN FULL prior to starting a clinical rotation. If the balance is not settled, the student will not be able to participate in clinicals or complete the program to be approved for state certification testing.

Option 3: Loan

You may obtain a loan for the full or partial tuition amount through our onsite lending partner:

First Metropolitan Financial Services
7237 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38125

(Must be currently employed with a minimum income of $1000 per month). Please bring your driver’s license, social security card, and last two pay stubs.

Option 4: Tennessee Career Center / WIA

Contact them at 901-636-7955 901-636-7955

Allow 4 weeks to process tuition assistance prior to class.

The Healthcare Institute LLC is an approved training provider for Workforce Investment Network. There are a number of programs available.

You will need to attend orientation and provide the following documents:

  1. Driver’s License **Current**
  2. Social Security Card
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. Proof of Income (Check Stub)
  5. Proof of Public Assistance (SNAP, TANF, SSI)
  6. Proof of Address
    (If not current on driver’s license please provide Updated Voter Registration card; Utility bill in your name, Phone bill, or Insurance)
  7. Proof of Education (GED, High School Diploma, Transcripts)
  8. Passing score on TABE or Proof of Silver CRC or College Degree
  9. Updated Resume

WIN (Career Center) – If you are a dislocated worker, you may seek assistance through any of the following career center locations:


480 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103

Walnut Grove – Midtown

3040 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38111

Hickory Hill – East

4240 Hickory Hill Road
Memphis, TN 38141

Fayette County

121 West Court Square
Somerville, TN 38068

Option 5: Scholarships Now Available

(Must Have Demonstrated Financial Need)

Educate to Empower (E2) Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, with due dates aligning with class offerings. Application is due 3 weeks prior to each class commencement. The scholarship amount for each student will be $900, with the student having the responsibility of paying the balance of $400 (30% of program cost). It is important that the student have a reasonable amount of investment in the program to improve performance and commitment to success.

As a requirement of the scholarship, student must provide a minimum of 8 hours respite care through selected community agency or participate in (1) patient/family caregiver workshop as a presenter.

Each Scholarship Recipient Must Meet Additional Criterion, Including:

  • HS Graduate Or Equivalency
  • Demonstrated Financial Need (Must Verify Income With Pay Stub AND Prior Year Tax Return As Requested)
  • 2 Letters Of Recommendation From A Teacher, Community Organization Member, And/Or Past Employer

Essay On A Choice Of 2 Topics:
1) “Why I chose a nursing assistant career? What are my goals 5 years after certification?”
2) “What is elder abuse? How will I play a part in reducing the instance of elder abuse in my community and workplace, once I am a certified nursing assistant?”

Essay must demonstrate evidence of research about the career field and the geriatric population served, current statistics as well as forecast for career. Applicant must identify specific, realistic goals in the 5 year plan.