Medical Assistant School Loans in San Antonio

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Medical Assistant Schools in San Antonio: A Guide to Their Loans

Taking a course to become a medical assistant is a valuable investment of your time and money —- after you graduate, you can expect to earn around $28,080 per year in San Antonio. If you cannot afford to pay for your studies upfront, your school may be able to help. Most medical assistant schools in San Antonio offer a range of financial aid options to ensure that all students are able to afford their courses. Here is what some of the medical assistant schools in San Antonio offer.  

Alamo Colleges

  • Federal Pell Grant. If eligible, you will only pay back the grant (or a portion of the grant) if you leave school or drop classes.
  • Federal direct loans. These loans come through the federal government and you must pay back all the money you borrow.
  • TEXAS Grant. Another option you never pay back, the TEXAS Grant is available for recent high school graduates living in Texas.
  • Texas Public Education Grants (TPEG). You may apply whether you are a Texas resident, out-of-state resident, or even a foreign student. TPEGs take funds from college resources to support students with little or no Federal Pell Grant eligibility.

  Southern Careers Institute

  • Federal Pell Grant.
  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. These are low-interest loans offered by the U.S. Department of Education for students and their parents. You can choose from a variety of repayment plans, even changing according to your needs.
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). You can receive between $100 and $4,000 per year in funds that are never repaid. Those who have the highest need for aid or are already receiving a Federal Pell Grant are given priority for FSEOGs.
  • School scholarship match. Southern Careers Institute (SCI) offers their own scholarships and helps students find scholarships from external organizations.
  • Veteran’s benefits assistance. All programs at SCI are approved for VA funding. Financial assistance may cover some or all of the costs of education for veterans and their dependents. Financial aid officers also assist students with paperwork.

  Milan Institute

  • Federal Pell Grant.
  • Federal direct loans.
  • Federal student loans. By law, federal student loans must include income-based repayments, income-contingent repayment plans, and loan forgiveness benefits. Other loans are not required to provide these flexible repayment options.

  Kaplan College

  • Grants.
  • Need-based scholarships.
  • Loans.
  • Federal Work-Study. This option provides students with part-time work while at school, either on or off campus, earning at least federal minimum wage. You will be paid by the hour and receive earnings at least every month.

  Never let finances stand in the way of your education — find a medical assistant school that will create a financial plan to meet your needs. Make an appointment to meet with financial aid officers to find out more about the offerings of individual schools in San Antonio.

This article was published on: 05/7/15 3:36 PM

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