Successfully completing a higher education program, such as those available at Carrington College California, can provide a graduate with greater choices, increased opportunities, and the chance to earn more than those whose education ends at high school. But many students believe the cost of tuition, as well as other basic college expenses such as books, school supplies, and travel expenses puts further education out of their reach.
Everybody’s financial circumstances are unique, but no matter what your personal situation, you do have one thing in common with other students. By attending and staying in college until graduation, you are investing in your future; so it is worth investigating the federal finance options available to you.
We want all Carrington College California applicants to evaluate their individual options for tuition financing; we encourage all applicants to schedule an appointment with the campus student finance department before they enroll, to determine their eligibility for financial aid to meet their educational expenses.*
Carrington College California participates in a number of federal and state student financial assistance programs, as well as private third-party financing. If you’re debating whether it’s worth applying for Federal Student Aid, here are a few misconceptions to clarify!
- Applying is too complex … While it can appear difficult at times, millions of other students have successfully applied for Federal Student Aid, so don’t be put off. The FAFSA site (www.FAFSA.ed.gov – Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can help you, and there is a toll-free number that provides assistance over the phone.
- My high school grades weren’t great … While state and scholarship aid may require a certain GPA, most federal student aid programs don’t consider your high school record. However, when you start to receive aid you will be expected to keep your grades up to a minimum standard.
- My parents make too much… Many students think they will be automatically disqualified because their parents earn too much money. There is no automatic income cut-off to qualify for federal student aid; many different factors are considered, including the size of your family, and the age of your parents.
There are other sources of free information available for students; The Student Guide, published by the Department of Education, explains federal financial aid programs in detail, and the college.gov website is also a useful resource for those considering attending, or those trying to stay in college.
Also don’t forget to take advantage of the resources available to you at your Carrington College California campus; speak to your Student Finance Office to learn more about financial aid.
*Financial Aid available for those who qualify. It is the student’s responsibility to complete and submit all forms and/or applications required for all federal, state, and institutional sources.
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