Is Financial Assistance available for PaCE students?
Federal student loan programs do not cover non-degree credit programs. However, there are still many other programs available to help pay for professional education programs. Some are only open to a specific group while others are open to everyone.
A Professional/Career/Continuing Education Loan (if needed) may be borrowed if a student is not admitted into a degree program and therefore not eligible for Federal loan programs. These loans should only be applied for as a last resort. For non-degree or Professional Education, payment for classes is due at the time of registration. We strongly recommend that you apply early for your loan to ensure that it is in place by the billing or registration due dates.
Although the lending institution of choice is completely up to you (we do not endorse any of them), we strongly recommend that you consider the following when making your decision up to you, we strongly recommend that you consider the following when making your decision:
CE loans are private loans through a lending institution and not part of federally funded programs.
CE loans are more expensive than federal student loans and should only be used when all other options have been exhausted.
Be sure you have applied for all available assistance before pursuing a CE Loan.
CE loans are in the student's name and a cosigner is often required. Once a complete application has been received, the lender will perform a credit check and will let you know within two to three weeks if your application has been approved.
The following is a short list of financial aid sources we have identified as being active as of 1/1/2013. This is in no way a comprehensive list of resources.
Click here to see a table giving more detailed information about some of these sources.
- Wells Fargo
- Key Career Loans
- CAA - Military spouses only (https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa)
- Tuition Assistance - Active Duty Military
- Sallie Mae
- Loan to Learn
- CollegeScholarships.org CE Loans