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4 Ways to Reduce the Cost of a Healthcare Education

01/07/2020

Solutions to College Tuition Costs

Going to college and earning a degree in healthcare is a dream of many students. It takes a tremendous amount of work and dedication to obtain an education in a field as technical as healthcare.

Unfortunately,the real challenge is finding a way to pay for tuition.

If you are looking to enroll into a college to learn the skills that will stand you ingood stead in the healthcare industry, and you are faced with high tuition fees, don’t fret, we have outlined some solutions to cover those college tuition costs.  

  1. Scholarships and Grants: This may seem likean obvious route, but the best way to mitigate the cost of college is to apply for scholarships and grants. The reasonit takes the top spot is because very few people make an effort to research thegrants and scholarships available and actually go through the applicationprocess.

    Scholarships are offered to individuals who have shown aptitude in studies, sports, or other activities. Grants are available to students who are in financial need. Everyone from federal and state governments, to private trust funds and institutions, and the colleges themselves offer grants and scholarships.

    While there are no guarantees you might receivea scholarship, you should still apply.

    At American Career College, financia laid and scholarships are available to those who qualify. The sooner you start searching, the more likely you are to find a way to manage tuition costs before college begins, so don’t wait. 
  2. Low-Interest Federal Loans: After scholarships and grants, there are alternate solutions to consider. Obtaining aloan may be a viable solution. Interest rates vary by type of loan, institution and borrower. Along with private loans,you may also qualify for lower interest federal loans.

To find out whether you qualify for afederal loan, go through the Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Complete your free application to see what you qualify for. Candidates with family membersin the military or veterans can also receive great federal benefits. So, if you have a military background or are related to someone that is serving or hasserved, you might be eligible for benefits as well.

Choosethe Right College: This seems like another no-brainer, but it isn’t advice that students always heed. You may have your heart set on a specific college, but it’s important to choose the college that’s the right match for you. 

Howto choose the right college? To start off, review the college’s credentials and accreditations.You should avoid a college with no institutional and programmatic accreditations because that would diminish the value of the diploma or degree you earn.  You should also review student outcomes suchas placement rates, retention, and pass rates for any licensure exam. Secondly,you should check testimonials and reviews from former students. The morepositive testimonials you find, the likelier that you are looking at the rightcollege.

Lastly, check for placement and job fairactivities that an institute conducts to determine whether the place is right for you. Remember, a more cost-effective option is only useful if it still brings the same benefits to the table, so choose wisely.   

At American Career College, we believe that finances shouldn’t come between you and your education. This is why the financial aid department has a dedicated team working full-time to help students navigate the financial component of enrolling in our college. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contactus.

ACC cannot guarantee employment. Programs vary by campus. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs or position of the school or of any instructor or student.

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