Financing your

The Building Industry Association is pleased to offer an affordable pathway to careers in the building industry through the programs at the Enzweiler Building Institute.

Our evening format allows students to work full time while attending school, which enables most students to afford our tuition out-of-pocket. Students can start their careers without the burden of financial aid.

The 2023-2024 Tuition and Fee Schedule is available here. 2023 EBI Tuition and Fee Schedules

Students are encouraged to consider the following alternatives that may be available to help pay for their schooling:

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Scholarships and Awards

Each year, The BIA-NKY awards a variety of scholarships to deserving students. Funding comes from our members and reflects their commitment to training in the skilled construction trades. Scholarship applications are updated as soon as they become available. For more information, contact

The Vertner Woodson Tandy Diverse Scholarship, sponsored by Al.Neyer, Inc. for minority and female students was awarded to three incoming students and one continuing student. The 2022-23 recipients are Johnny Gabriel, a 2022 graduate of Holmes High School and HVAC student; Shanarius Dean, a 2019 graduate of Aiken High School and HVAC student; Keevon Palmer, a 2018 graduate of Holmes High School and electric student; and Annalee Crider, a 2020 graduate of Conner High School and a continuing student in the Facilities Maintenance and Remodeling Program. Congratulations to all of our Vertner Woodson Tandy Diverse Scholarship winners. Stay tuned for information about the 2023-24 Scholarship. 


Pella, supplier of quality windows and doors, awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Evan Yost. Evan is a 2022 graduate of Cooper High School and EBI’s Introduction to the Skilled Trades high school program. He now works for John Robertson Plumbing.  When selecting their Pella give priority consideration will be given to 2022 Graduates of Enzweiler’s Introduction to the Skilled Trades High School Program, although all incoming students are invited to apply. 

Star Building Materials and Division 4 awarded scholarships to two masonry students. Shawn Bowling is a 2022 graduate of Ludlow High School and Roy Goerler graduated from Grant County High School in 2020.  In addition to our scholarships, several of our employers often provide generous scholarship offers. EBI shares information about these opportunities but is not directly involved in the funding, selection or disbursement of these funds. 

The BIA-NKY members also raise money year-round to support student scholarships. Two 2022-23 students received scholarships from the BIA-NKY “Care Account.” They are Jerry Nicholson, a first-year carpentry student, and Makhi Trimpe, a continuing student in the electric program. 

 For information about current scholarship offers, contact Diane McConnell at


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Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (“KEES”)

We are pleased to announce that EBI is approved as a Qualified Workforce Training Program by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). This enables students in several of our programs to apply for KEES reimbursement for their tuition and fees. The paperwork and details are available from Diane McConnell.

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Military Benefits

The Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky is an approved institution for military benefits. To learn more about your specific eligibility, please contact Diane McConnell.

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Employer Support

Many employers offer tuition assistance. Many plans reimburse students based on their grade performance while other employers pay directly. Students are advised to talk to their supervisors or the human resources department to learn more.

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Payment Plans

Each year, tuition and fees at the Enzweiler Building Institute are due by the first day of classes. Students can save money by paying early. Students who need to spread their payments over several months can opt for our payment plan with final payment due by December 14. The 2023-24 Tuition and Fee Schedule is available at the link below. To set up your payment plan, contact Diane McConnell. 

Excellence Awards

Karen Ely was named the 2021-22 Student of the Year at our Graduation Celebration in April 2022. Karen completed the Carpentry Program and currently works at Expert Irrigation. 

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