Utilizing Financial Aid to Get Back to School
By Staff Writer Published on December 12, 2012
After you have decided that you want to come back to school, tuition can be quite intimidating. Even though you know that going back to school is what you want to do, you may not be sure how you are going to pay for it.
Don’t worry! Every year there are many students that are in this exact position. We have consolidated a lot of financial aid information to make this process as easy as we can for our students. Understanding what funds are available to you and how to go about ascertaining these funds may help you feel empowered about paying your tuition. We understand that the information may seem hard to understand and we have created a system to help each student in the enrollment process with financial aid.
Each student that starts the enrollment process with us is assigned a financial planner. When you meet with your financial planner you will be guided through the process of filling out your FAFSA applications. Our financial planners have been trained to help each student remember dates that are pertinent to their financial aid, collect the documents needed to fill out the paperwork and help students fill out the paperwork properly.
Although some find it intimidating or nerve wracking to talk to their financial planner about tuition, this resource may be exactly what you need to get back to school.
Finding the best way to pay for school can be time consuming. As you work with your financial planner make sure that you are open and honest with your concerns. This way, he or she can work with you to find the financial aid options that are going to work best for your specific financial situation.
Megan Wickes is a graduate of the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program. She currently works for Stevens-Henager College, managing its online presence. In addition to her love of marketing, Megan enjoys wakeboarding, boating, and spending time with her husband and new baby boy.