Paying for Pharmacy School

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Paying For Pharmacy Technician Schools in Austin TX

Pharmacy technician schools in Austin TX now offer a huge variety of financial aid options. Click here to find out more. You need to make an investment to continue your education after high school, but continuing your studies will also open opportunities to interesting, well-paid work that is impossible to find with a high school diploma alone. If you are unable to pay for your pharmacy tech education out of pocket, take advantage of the numerous payment options offered by the pharmacy technician schools in Austin TX.

Tax Benefits

Make paying for school more affordable by applying for tax benefits, which will reduce your income tax or reduce the amount of income subject to tax. Alternatively, you can use tax benefits to open a tax-free savings plan to pay for tuition and other education expenses.

Federal Pell Grant

If you study in the 2015–2016 award year, you can receive up to $5,775 in a grant that you will never repay.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The FSEOG is another federal grant. Receive between $100 and $4,000 depending on your need, time of application, the other aid you receive, and the availability of funds at your school.

Institutional Grants and Scholarships

Some pharmacy tech schools offer their own grants and scholarships to students. SCI has several in place, including:

  • Student Success Grant and Financial Literacy Grant, both for students who participate in financial literacy workshops and maintain Standard Academic Progress of 70 or higher.
  • High School Best Scholarship, for first-time students enrolling within six months of graduating high school with GPA of at least 3.5.
  • High School Scholarship, for students who enroll at SCI within 90 days of graduating high school and are unable to receive federal or state funding.
  • Southern Careers Institute Military Grant, for military members (active and veterans) and their families.
  • Sponsor’s Grant, in which the school will match grants of students sponsored by other organizations.

Federal Work-Study

Receive a part-time job to receive support paying for your education no matter whether you are studying full-time or part-time. Positions tend to be in community service or related to students’ fields of study.

Federal Loans

Federal loans are available through two programs: the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and the Federal Perkins Loan Program. You will receive funds to pay for your education at a low interest rate.

Veterans’ Benefits

If you served in the military, you can use your benefits to pay for tuition, housing, and other expenses. Many schools in Austin also accept benefits for military spouses and dependents.

Tuition Exemptions

Some pharmacy technician schools in Austin TX offer tuition exemptions to students who meet a set criteria. You can find the list of exemption programs on the College for All Texas page. Never let money stand in the way of your education. Contact financial aid officers at pharmacy tech schools in Austin for support creating a payment plan to meet your needs.

What SCI Students Are Saying

“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”


Denise S.
Medical Assistant

“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”


Raquel S.

“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”


Annette D.
Business Accounting

“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”


Bonnie M
Medical Assistant

“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”


Sidney B
Medical Assistant

“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”


Andrea Garcia

“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”


Olga C.

“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”


Valerie D.

“I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company.”


Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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