Are scholarships and financial aid available to online students?
It’s understandable that you may need some help paying for your education. It’s a big investment in your future! More specifically, you may wonder if online schools offer financial aid or scholarships. Fortunately, students at Argosy University, Online Programs have access to much of the same financial aid, scholarships, and grant opportunities as students attending a brick and mortar school.* Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
The FAFSA is not difficult to complete, provided you have all of the required documentation. One will first need to determine if they are a dependent or independent student. Your dependency status determines whose information you must report on the FAFSA. If you’re a dependent student, you will report your and your parents’ information. If you’re an independent student, you will report your own information (and, if you’re married, your spouse’s). You can get help determining that here https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/dependency .
Students will need to create a FAFSA ID before starting the form. You’ll need your social security number, your parents’ social security numbers, your driver’s license number, tax returns, and information on savings and checking accounts. There’s even a convenient tool that links the to the Internal Revenue Service’s website, which can fill in some of the required FAFSA information.
The FAFSA submission will also determine your eligibility for Pell grants, federal grants that are generally awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. Some individuals are not eligible to receive these grants—so be sure that you qualify. Federal Grants do not have to be repaid by eligible students who remain in school. Students might have to pay back all or part of a Federal Grant if he/ she withdraws from school before finishing an enrollment period (for example, a semester or class session).
Other federal aid possibilities include Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), direct loans, Parent PLUS loans, and graduate PLUS loans.
In addition to any assistance that the FAFSA identifies, Argosy University accepts employer tuition assistance and military tuition assistance.
Argosy University also offers scholarship and grant opportunities, which vary by program and location. This assistance is available to qualified prospective and current students—and sometimes to school alums. These scholarships and grants may also be restricted to online students. There may be other requirements and all are subject to change at any time.
Once you’ve begun your FAFSA process, consider reaching out to an Argosy University student finance counselor to learn about other financial aid options for your online classes. We are dedicated to working with you to help you achieve your education goals. Click here to learn more about how we can assist you.
* Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
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