Resources for Students
Find Out About Education And Certification
The path to your job in health care may pass through a lecture hall or laboratory. Find out more about the education requirements for health professions and the resources that are available to students in health professions at the link below.
Financial Aid Tips
Financial Aid Tips
Follow these tips to help fund your educational expenses.
- Explore all your options. Don’t assume you won’t be eligible for financial assistance. There are many types available.
- Financial aid can be based on need, income, merit or academics.
- Talk with the schools you are interested in attending.
- Ask your current employer about tuition reimbursement programs.
- Ask your counselor to help you identify information on financial aid.
- Complete the FAFSA. It’s used to apply for student federal financial aid and is often required by other financial assistance programs.
- Don’t limit yourself to just one type of assistance.
- Start early so you don’t miss any deadlines.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
- Beware of scams — do not pay or give your credit card number to anyone who says they will guarantee you a scholarship or a grant.
Other Points to Consider
- The cost of an education varies depending on the type of school you choose and your study program. If you’ll be working toward a bachelor’s degree, you may want to spend your first two years at a community college and then transfer to a four-year school. Community colleges are typically less expensive. Make sure your courses will transfer to the school you want to attend.
- Remember that scholarships may make a more expensive school affordable.
- Some degrees will allow you to earn while you learn. For example, in nursing, you can earn LPN certification in one year or become a registered nurse in two years. While you are working as a nurse, you can continue your education.