Eliminate Your Financial Fears

Don’t let money hold you back!

Academy College can offer financial assistance to those who qualify. That means you might be able to take advantage of scholarships, grants, and low-interest government loans designed to help you afford your education.   Regardless of your financial situation, we’re here to show you how to eliminate your financial fears and afford an education at Academy College.

Worried about too much debt?

We’re seeing a plethora of news stories about students who are graduating with more debt now than ever before.  What isn’t always clear in those stories is that you, as a student borrower, are in charge of how much you borrow and how much you will owe when you graduate.  Truth is, schools don’t want to see you over-borrow anymore than you do.  We’re here to show you how to eliminate your financial fears and keep your loan debt to a minimum.

How do I reduce my overall loan debt?

Use every resource at your fingertips to reduce the amount you will owe at graduation.

  1. Attend the quarterly financial aid seminars hosted by the Academy College Financial Aid team.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the financial aid process, possible repayment scenarios and alternate options to funding your education.
  2. Take advantage of the Academy College Tuition-Free course option!  This is a fantastic discount program helping students to expedite their Academy College program track, while at the same time lowering overall tuition cost.  Those Academy College students registered for a minimum of 16 credit hours will be eligible to select one additional course, per quarter, free of tuition charges, which can amount to quite the savings over the longevity of your program.
  3. Participate in the Tuition-Free Academy College Learning for Life Program.  Academy College offers all active High School students the opportunity to complete collegiate courses FREE OF TUITION CHARGES with the approval of your high school counselor.  So, if you are a High School student interested in earning Academy College credits towards your high school graduation requirements, contact your guidance counselor for approval and get enrolled in the Academy College Learning for Life Program.   You could have a good portion of an Academy College program complete by the time you graduate from high school, which translates to less tuition charges for you!
  4. Earn AP college credits in High School. Advanced Placement (AP) courses completed in high school will typically transfer into many of the Academy College programs free of charge to the student.  So, take advantage of those AP courses and cut down on your time and tuition charges while attending Academy College.
  5. Be proactive in requesting official transcripts from all past schools. Official transcripts are required for all approved credit transfers.  So, provide your official transcripts to the College  as soon as possible to determine your approved credit transfers and eliminate excess tuition charges.
  6. Research the possibility of tuition assistance benefits through your current employer. Many employers offer fantastic tuition reimbursement programs.   So, speak to your manager about any possibilities of this benefit with your company.
  7. Apply for the Academy College Annual Scholarship. This is a simple process and merely requires you to submit a completed scholarship application form along with an essay or the completion of a scholarship exam.  A few hours of effort on your part, can help you bank between $200.00 to $1000.00 direct from Academy College!
  8. Investigate all other scholarship options online. College Scholarships are ample and available for research online.  This does require some diligence on your part, but keep searching and applying and you may be surprised at the amount of scholarship funds awarded to you.
  9. Cash in on tax credits! The American Opportunity Tax Credit, which expanded and renamed the already-existing Hope credit, can be claimed for tuition and certain fees you pay for higher education until December 31, 2012.
  10. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! While it may seem overwhelming at times, the key to continued career success is continued employment, and it begins now!  Academy College provides all of the resources necessary to aid students and graduates in their employment search. We have discovered along the way, that those graduates presented with the most lucrative offers upon graduation, typically have related experience in their chosen field.   Not only do you, as a student gain crucial on-the-job skills when working while attending college, you are earning an income along the way, which can then aid in covering tuition and fee charges. So, find employment early and work your way to a successful career!

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