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need some student loan info

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  • brendank21brendank21 Registered User Posts: 230 Junior Member
    If this is a for profit school chances are the only aid you will qualify is loans and the pell grants. Here are few things to consider:

    They will attempt to make their school sound prestigious, but in reality then will accept anybody.

    Is an internship required? And will they arrange this for you?

    Does the $42,000 include all books, course fees, and materials? This can add up very fast if they don't.

    Speak to current and former students and get their experience.
  • mikejones99mikejones99 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    brendank21 Thanks those are some great questions that I want to confirm with the school

    lerkin Yes I filled out FASFA just haven't specified which school to apply it for SORRY I meant grants . THANKS PEACE!!!
  • happymomof1happymomof1 Registered User Posts: 28,385 Senior Member
    If you are poor enough, you might qualify for a Pell Grant. However, as you have been self-supporting for quite a while, I doubt you would be able to receive one.

    Run the Net Price Calculator at the college/university website, and see what the numbers look like. If it is unaffordable, keep looking around at the public CCs that offer this program. One might have space for you.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 84,194 Forum Champion
    they are for profit schools,

    this is not good.

    Your earlier post about a CC is confusing. Can't you complete the WHOLE thing at a CC? You mention needing to transfer to a Univ, but that shouldn't be required for that career.

    I looked up various states, and this can be had at a CC for a fraction of the cost.
  • milkandsugarmilkandsugar Registered User Posts: 2,869 Senior Member
    I'm sorry, but 42,000 dollars is way too much money for an PTA program that you only get a certificate and the ability to take a test. What if you decide to go further in your career and become a PT, does anything count towards college credit? I would really consider some alternative options.
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