Increase Your Earnings and Decrease Your Risk of Unemployment

It's no secret. Increasingly, the good jobs are going to people with the right education. A college degree could be the best thing you'll do for yourself. The graph below shows how your degree can affect your earnings and risk of unemployment.


Unemployment Rate and Weekly Earnings Chart

Tuition: Calculating Your Costs

We will be glad to personally discuss the costs of your program of choice with you. This also gives you the opportunity to learn about all the financial options that are available to those who qualify, including scholarships, grants, and more. You might be pleasantly surprised to find that college may be more affordable than you imagined. Our experienced advisors are eager to help you calculate all your costs and help find the right financing options that work for you, so give us a call now at 1-800-622-2640 and let us help.

Getting the Most out of Your Financial Aid Options

Some people have the idea that they cannot afford college. You may even be one of them. The truth is, once you know the facts, college may be much more affordable than you think. Financial aid is available if you qualify. In fact, many students are amazed at the financial aid they're eligible to receive. Below you'll find examples of financial aid for which you may qualify. For more information, download our guide to financial aid or call 1-800-622-2640 and we'll walk you through the process.

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Federal Student Aid Program Type of Aid Program Details Annual Maximum Award Limits
Federal Pell Grant
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Grant: does not have to be repaid. Available almost exclusively to undergraduates; all eligible students will receive the Federal Pell Grant amounts they qualify for. $5,550 (2010/2011 school year). Subject to change every July 1st.
Federal Supplemental
Educational Opportunity
Grant (FSEOG)

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Grant: does not have to be repaid. For undergraduates with exceptional financial need; priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients; funds depend on availability at school. Amounts vary depending on school's allocation.
Federal Work Study
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Money is earned while attending school; does not have to be repaid. For undergraduates with exceptional financial need; priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients; funds depend on availability at school. No annual maximum.
Federal Perkins Loan
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Loan: must be repaid. Five percent loans for both undergraduate and graduate students; payment is owed to the school that made the loan. $5,500 for undergraduate students;
$8,000 for graduate students.
Subsidized Stafford Loan
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Loan: must be repaid. Subsidized: U.S. Department of Education pays interest while borrower is in school and during grace and deferment periods. $3,500 to $8,500, depending on grade level.
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
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Loan: must be repaid. Unsubsidized: Borrower is responsible for interest during life of the loan. $4,000 to $18,500, depending on grade level (If you do not qualify for subsidized Stafford loan).
Federal PLUS Loan
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Loan: must be repaid. Available to parents of dependent undergraduate students. Cost of attendance minus any other financial aid the student receives.