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Heald College Financial Aid Options
Financial Aid: We'll make it work
Paying for college may not be as difficult as you think. Heald is dedicated to helping you pay for college through a variety of financial aid options. Meet a financial aid advisor to learn more about the financial aid assistance we offer.
Financial Aid: Options
You may be eligible for some of the federal, state and private financial aid programs*, including:
- Work Study
- Employer Reimbursement
- Payment Plans
- Veteran Education Benefits
*Students must meet satisfactory academic progress requirements to remain eligible for all federal and state financial assistance programs. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Code of Conduct for Financial Aid Professionals
Heald College has thousands of dollars available for qualified high school seniors. Requirements vary by campus, but are generally based on academic achievement, work experience, and a written essay. For more details, contact an admissions advisor at your local campus.
Financial Aid: Student Loans and Grants
Our financial aid advisors are available to explain each financial aid option to you, and then guide you to those that are appropriate for your financial needs. They'll even help you apply!
First, find out if you qualify for need-based financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is your application for federal grants, loans, work study programs, scholarships, and state funds (available in California). And, if you qualify, the money you receive can be used to cover school expenses, like tuition, fees, books, supplies, and transportation. To file the FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov or contact a Heald campus near you.
Loans are borrowed funds that must be repaid with interest.
- Federal Stafford Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized)
- Federal Parent PLUS Loans
- Alternative and Private Loans
There are a many financial and private institutes that specialize in education loans to students. Your Heald Financial Aid Advisor can help you identify and understand which choice is the best option for you.
Grants are different from student loans. Grants are funds that are typically awarded based on financial need, and they don't generally have to be repaid.
- Federal Pell Grants
- Federal Academic Competitiveness Grants (ACG)
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
- Cal Grants
- Chaffee Grants
Federal Work Study is a program that provides both on- and off-campus jobs to students with financial need, so that they can earn money to help pay for their education expenses.
Some employers will assist you with your education, especially if the skills you acquire in school are relevant to the company's business objective.
Payment plans may be available to you. Contact a financial aid advisor for more information.
Heald College is approved for the training of veterans and eligible veterans' dependents by the Veterans Administration. Students interested in Veteran Education Benefits should contact the campus admissions office.
Heald College is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges ("SOC"), a consortium of national higher education associations that functions in cooperation with the Department of Defense, the military services, including the National Guard and the Coast Guard, to help meet the voluntary higher education needs of servicemembers and their families. Military servicemembers, their spouses and children, and DOD employees, upon showing proof of military affiliation, are eligible to participate in Heald's military tuition program.
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