An education is a big investment. It requires time and effort, not to mention dollars and cents. At Carrington College and Carrington College California, we believe that no investment offers you more potential. Let’s face it. A new career can transform your life, and we want to do all we can to help make that happen. Especially when it comes to helping you find ways to meet your educational expenses. Carrington College and Carrington College California participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private, third party financing. Each program has specific requirements for eligibility and detailed application instructions.
It can sound intimidating, but that’s where we come in. The Student Finance Department at your Carrington campus has the resources and expertise to help guide you step-by-step through the financial aid process.
Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. The best way for us to understand yours is to meet in person before you enroll. Set an appointment with our Student Finance department as soon as possible so we can help you develop your personalized financial plan to achieve your educational goals. This meeting will enable you to evaluate your options for tuition financing. While it is your responsibility to actually complete and submit all required forms and applications for federal, state and institutional sources, a helpful Carrington College or Carrington College California Student Finance advisor can assist with your questions.
Grants. Unlike a loan, a grant does not need to be repaid. Grants are available through federal and state programs, as well as various organizations. Carrington College and Carrington College California participates in a variety of grant programs. Eligibility for these is based on financial need or specific criteria related to your service or life circumstances.
Loans. A loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid, though usually not until after you earn your Certificate or Associate degree or have stopped attending school. Qualification may be based on need, and in some cases, a credit check may be required. In addition to government-funded student loan programs, many financial institutions offer educational loans to qualified students.
Here are a few of the assistance programs that you can pursue to help you finance your Carrington education.
Federal Student Aid Programs
The first step to apply for the federal programs is by simply completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Make sure you include the school code on your application. Click below to find the proper FAFSA school code.
Federal Pell Grant Program
These grants are awarded to students who have not yet earned a Bachelor’s degree and are based upon the number of credits a student is enrolled in. You can learn more about this program at the Student Finance office.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG):
Grants for undergraduate students (who have not earned a prior Bachelor’s degree) who show exceptional need; SEOG grants range up to $500 per academic year for those who qualify. The federal government provides the school with a limited pool of money. When the funds are exhausted, no more funds are awarded for the year.
Some states have grant and scholarship programs that provide funding to students based on financial need or academic qualifications. Recipients are typically required to:
- Attend a location within the state of legal residence
- Provide proof of residency, and
- Complete the FAFSA
For more information, please visit the Student Finance office at one of our campus locations.
Federal Work Study (FWS):
Provides part-time work for qualifying students on or off campus. Wages are paid directly to the student through a combination of federal and institutional or agency funds.
Below is a link to additional resources you can explore if you’d like to learn more about your responsibilities as well as various processes for financial aid.