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Northwest Renewable Energy Institute (external link)

School Name and Address

Contact for more information

Northwest Renewable Energy Institute
2901 East Mill Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661
Main telephone 360.695.2500
Fax 360.992.4340
Website https://www.nw-rei.com/ (external link)
Request more information https://www.nw-rei.com/contact.html (external link)

General Information

General information

Public or private Private
Type of school Vocational school that provides training for technicians in the wind turbine industry.
Degrees offered Diploma
School accreditation This school is a division of the International Air and Hospitality Academy which is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and licensed by the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider Yes

School setting

Setting Urban (in a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Vancouver
Population of city the school is in 162,400
Public transportation to campus C-TRAN (Clark County transit system)
Student parking on campus Yes; free parking
County Clark

School visits

School visit availability Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Contact to set up school visit Colleen Piller; 360.695.2500; cpiller@aha.edu

Student Body


Number of full time, male students 270
Number of full time, female students 32
Total number of full time students 302
Number of part time, male students 0
Number of part time, female students 0
Total number of part-time students 0
Total number of male students 270
Total number of female students 32
Total number of students 302


Program costs

Tuition is $13,500. Uniform, boots, gloves, and other supplies range from $250 to $400.

Tuition refund policy

Follows Washington State requirements as detailed in https://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=490-105-130 (external link)
Contact the school for more information.

Tuition payment plans available

Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term)
Pre-payment plan (if you pay your entire tuition when you enroll, you don't have to pay higher prices if tuition increases)

Financial Aid (external link)

Contact for counseling or more information

Kandis Nordstrom
Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid office website https://www.nw-rei.com/financial-aid.html (external link)

Applying for financial aid

Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Financial aid programs at this school

Federal PLUS loans (for parents)
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized)
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized)
Institution loans (from the school)
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships and grants
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored

Admissions (external link)

Contact for more information

Colleen Piller
Admissions office website https://www.nw-rei.com/admissions.html (external link)

Education required for admission

High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.

Application dates 

Admission is available Classes begin monthly

Application requirements

Application fee $75
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for all students


Required exams Mathematics Assessment Test and pass a physical examination
Applicants must pay $25 for the entrance test; the physical exam is $100,

Other admissions information

Applicants must have acceptable scores on the ACT or COMPASS test or demonstrate math and English competencies from recent prerequisite courses on an official transcript. Students must also meet the school's dress code. See https://www.nw-rei.com/admissions.html (external link) for more information.


Degrees offered

Certificate or diploma

School catalog

Academic index website https://www.nw-rei.com/our-program.html (external link)

Attendance options

Full time


Computers on campus for student use
Computer lab available to students
Online registration for classes

Housing (external link)

Contact for more information

Housing office website https://www.nw-rei.com/student-housing.html (external link)

Campus housing

Application deposit $100
$2,800 for 24 weeks of training.

Student Services

Academic services for all students

Academic advising
Reading and study skills courses

Other services for all students

Student lounge

Career Services

Career services offered

Career counseling
Job interview preparation
Job interviews
Placement assistance
Résumé preparation assistance

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