We want everyone who is tired of a dead end job or an unsatisfying career to be able to start a new, rewarding career in IT. However, many people are discouraged from taking the first step toward a new life because they are afraid that a quality education and recognised training programme will be too expensive.
Before you pass up a fantastic opportunity, learn more about the federal student aid options that you may be eligible for:
Federal Pell Grants
The Federal Pell Grant is intended to help low-income students attend educational and training programmes. Students are not required to repay this type of federal student aid, unlike a loan.
The Pell Grant criteria are specifically tied to financial need rather than merit. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which calculates the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) (EFC). If you meet the requirements, you will be given money to put toward your education.
Student Loans from the Government
You may be eligible for federal student loans if you receive the Pell Grant and need additional assistance, or if you are not eligible for a grant. Federal student loans, such as Direct Student Loans, offer low-interest loans with deferment options and do not require repayment until six months after you complete or leave your MyComputerCareer programme.
Nearly all students who complete the FAFSA and enrol in an approved programme, such as MyComputerCareer programmes, are eligible for Direct Student Loans. There are also Federal PLUS loans available for parents of dependent undergraduate students.