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The Secret to an Affordable Health Professions Education?

February 26, 2019 | 9:00am
While grants, scholarships and loans are great choices for financing your health care education, there is another option you may want to consider, especially if you are interested in a career in primary care. Service commitment programs are designed to provide borrowers with financial support in exchange for a service Read More

Did You Budget This into Your Overall College Cost?

January 15, 2019 | 5:20pm
One of the most important things you learn as an adult is how to create and set a budget. Most people learn while they're attending college and need to start keeping an eye on their monthly/yearly costs are after factoring loans and financial aid. Everyone first thinks of paying for Read More

3 Types of Scholarships You’ll Encounter

November 13, 2018 | 9:00am
Get your documents prepared, brush up on your essay writing and update your autofill settings — November is National Scholarship Month. You'll want to get your scholarship applications in before you're nagged at the Thanksgiving dinner table. After all, how are you going to afford your health care career education? Read More

October 1 is Coming: Time to Start Your FASFA Application

September 25, 2018 | 9:00am
Mark your calendars for October 1: FASFA season is just around the corner! Starting your financial aid journey isn't the definition of exciting, but it does mean that you’re on your way to paying for your college degree. Here are some tips to start applying. Collect all the documents When Read More

Translating your Financial Aid Award

April 3, 2018 | 9:00am
Once you open your financial aid award letter, you might start feeling like you’re reading another language. To help you translate your letter, here are some of the unfamiliar phrases you may come across. Award This will be the first word to catch your eye when opening up your letter. Read More

Financial Aid By Season

March 13, 2018 | 9:00am
Figuring out how you are going to afford college is overwhelming. Between filing paperwork, remembering deadlines and worrying about getting into a program in the first place, it can feel like there is no end in sight! You can make applying for financial aid easier for you and your family Read More

7 Ways to Cover Medical School Costs

March 1, 2018 | 9:00am
If you want to get into the health care field, you're going to need to dedicate time to planning how you will finance this next chapter of your education and career. Student debt is no joke: 37% of adults say they have outstanding student loans for their education. You need to Read More

5 Creative Ways to Pay for College

September 14, 2017 | 9:00am
Congrats! You’ve been accepted to college! Right now you're feeling a rush of excitement, but you know what will come soon: worry about how you'll pay for what may be one of your most expensive investments yet. The good news is that you've got funding options, ranging from sponsorships offered Read More

5 Tips to Help You Save on Textbook Costs

July 24, 2017 | 9:00am
It’s the week before classes start. You just received your syllabus for one of this semester's many courses and are flipping through the pages to get a sense of how much time you'll need to devote to attending class and studying each week. Everything looks reasonable and you're feeling confident that you're going Read More

7 Tips to Quickly Pay Off Your Student Loans

July 18, 2017 | 9:00am
You minimized your debt before starting your studies. You had a solid budget in place while you attended school. Now it's time to start repaying your student loans. Utilizing the list, spreadsheet or app you used to track what you owe and to whom, start figuring out what to pay Read More

Tuition Assistance Programs Make School Affordable

June 28, 2017 | 9:00am
Affording tuition is the biggest and most obvious roadblock students face when considering making a move into a health care career. It can get down to a choice of giving up on a stable income or remaining in a profession you do not particularly enjoy. If you are looking into Read More

Want to Graduate without Debt? Keep These Financial Obstacles in Mind

February 27, 2017 | 10:00am
As there are several financial obstacles that you'll face as you plan how you'll pay for your health care education, it is never too soon to start working out the details! The sooner you start, the more likely you'll be able to graduate without debt — wouldn't that be amazing? Read More

Can You Afford Your Health Care Education?

February 16, 2017 | 10:00am
You think it's pretty reasonable to assume that all debt is bad debt, right? Not so fast! Your health care education is a worthwhile investment that will see great returns in the long run. That means that as long as you manage your finances responsibly, it's okay to have to Read More

More Families are Filing FAFSAs — Why Yours Should Too

February 5, 2017 | 9:00am
Eighty-six percent. That’s the proportion of families that filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), according to How America Pays for College, a 2017 study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos. The number is at a 10-year high — and for good reason. The FAFSA can give students access Read More

Considering a Credit Card? Read This Before You Sign the Dotted Line

January 23, 2017 | 10:00am
Choices you make about money now, at the beginning of your studies, will follow you for the rest of your life. Because you have so many exciting (read: expensive) adventures on the horizon, you're likely to start hearing from a lot of credit card companies. Their offers can be tempting Read More

Spotlight on Scholarships: How to Pay for Your Health Care Education

December 1, 2016 | 9:02pm
We’ve got good news: The number of scholarships available to you is likely to surprise you. As you begin to consider paying for your health care education, focus on finding scholarships that fit your interests, skills and abilities while also offering awards large enough to reduce your tuition by a Read More

Paying Outside of the Box: Unique Sources of Funding for Your Health Care Education

November 28, 2016 | 8:36pm
You may be generally aware of loans, grants and scholarships, but did you know that there are other unique sources of funding that could potentially pay for your health care education as well? In this post, we’ll explore two of these “outside of the box” funding sources: corporate and association Read More

How to Pay for Your Non-Accredited Education

October 27, 2016 | 4:48pm
If you're considering choosing to attend a non-accredited school, two financial challenges may lay ahead: Not having access to federal student aid (which leads to private student loans) and keeping federal student loans you may have in good standing during school. Private student loans Private student loans tend to have Read More

How Much Your Health Care Education Will Actually Cost You

October 20, 2016 | 8:18pm
Let’s say the sticker price for your dream college is $35,000 per year—this includes tuition, fees, room and board charges, and an allowance for books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses. Now let’s say that you can’t afford to pay $35,000 to attend this school, but you really like the school Read More

What’s the Deal with No-Loan Policies?

October 6, 2016 | 9:31pm
Can you imagine graduating from college without any debt? In an effort to attract and serve students from all backgrounds, increase economic diversity and reduce loan indebtedness, some colleges began creating no-loan policies over a decade ago. A no-loan policy replaces student loans with grants (money you do not have Read More