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What financial aid is available? It's a common question students ask before enrolling at Ashworth College. We understand. Balancing your dreams of launching a new career or taking the next step forward in your current one with the financial responsibilities you have to yourself and family is a challenge.
The answer to the financial aid question, though, is probably not what students expect to hear: Ashworth College does not accept (or offer) federal financial aid or private student loans. The reason? At Ashworth College, we are committed to making tuition affordable for students. A college education without using student loans may seem impossible – after all, according to the National Center for Education Statistics three out of four students at two-year institutions use financial aid – but Ashworth students are able to graduate without using it. Here are a few ways we help students graduate without using student loans.
A college education can be critical to career success. We don't want tuition to be a financial burden that prevents students from getting what they want–and deserve–for themselves and their families. On average, the cost per credit hour at the college is $65. Since this is an average, the cost per credit may be higher or lower depending on whether you're earning a professional certificate, an associate's degree, or a bachelor's degree, but no matter what option is right, it's considerably less expensive than other colleges. If you want to see how Ashworth compares to other schools, check out our cost comparison chart.
Beyond tuition, the extra costs of college can often surprise students. From books to transportation to additional student fees, these small costs can add up to a significant amount. For Ashworth students, however, everything is included in your tuition, which means there are no extra fees for things like books, study guides, academic support, and career guidance. Avoiding these costs and knowing the exact price of tuition helps students fit paying for their education into their budget and avoid the need for federal or private student loans.
Paying for college is a big investment, even with affordable tuition. You are making a financial commitment, but also a commitment to yourself and your family. Doesn't it make sense that commitment is on your terms? At Ashworth College, students choose how they want to pay for college with flexible payment options. Our admissions team walks every student through their tuition payment options so you can understand your choices and select the plan that fits your financial situation and life.
In addition to keeping tuition affordable, Ashworth offers a variety of opportunities for students to save on tuition costs. For example, students enrolled in an associate degree may have the opportunity to qualify to receive their final semester at no cost. There are other discounts for referring other students to the college, alumni returning to further their education, and savings for families who are attending Ashworth together.
Figuring out how to pay for college is a choice all students must make. Often, the high cost of some colleges is an obstacle forcing students to forgo their career goals or makes them think the only option is to take out student loans. But those are not the only options. Finding an accredited, affordable program like those offered by Ashworth College can help you avoid high cost loans and can prepare you for the career path you want!
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