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Financial Aid Options

Financial aid programs offer a way to bridge the gap between what you and your family can provide and what it will cost to attend Star Career Academy, if you qualify.

You do not have to be from a low-income family to qualify for financial aid, but you do have to be a person with a financial need. Your need is the difference between what it costs to attend any of the technical, culinary, or medical training programs at Star Academy, and what you and your family can contribute.

Federal Aid

Federal student aid includes grants, loans, and Federal Work Study.
• Grants are a form of financial aid that do not need to be repaid (unless you withdraw from school).
• Loans are borrowed funds for career school and must be repaid, with interest.
• Work Study is a work program that enables qualifying students to earn money to help pay for school.

Star Career Academy uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid application (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for Federal Financial Aid Programs.

To learn more about your financial aid options explore these helpful online resources:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid application (FAFSA)
Guide to Federal Student Aid
Office of Federal Student Aid

Private Loans

There are lending institutions that offer private loans to help cover the difference between the cost of education and the amount of federal financial aid a student will receive. A co-signer may be required to qualify for their lending program. Interest rates vary based on the lending institution.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information on private loans.

Tuition Financing

Students who have exhausted all sources of federal, state, or agency funding and who still have a balance due to the school will be permitted to make payments to the school through a payment plan that may extend beyond graduation. There are no interest charges for this plan, but the student is required to complete a financing plan and corresponding disclosure forms.

Students who subsequently do not honor the terms of the payment plan may be terminated from school and the remaining balance owed may be assigned to a collection agency. Late, returned, and uncollected payments may be subject to additional fees as described in the disclosures. Students who are not current on their payments to the school at the conclusion of their didactic training may be prohibited from continuing onto an externship. Likewise if a student is not current on their payment plan at the completion of their program they will not be permitted to receive their certificate/diploma.