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Financial Assistance to Help You Get Where You
Want to Go.
Vaughn College offers federal, state and institutional funds to help students pay for their education. In fact, more than 85 percent of our students are eligible for some type of financial aid.
You may qualify for:
- Scholarships and grants, which are funds that do not have to be paid back. There are scholarships available at Vaughn that are based on academic accomplishments, rather than financial need alone.
- An education loan. Loan payments may be deferred while a student is in college, but are paid back with interest. Individual repayment terms are discussed at the time of application of a loan.
- Campus Employment that may help offset your expenses.
- Special programs for veterans.
Take the First Step
The first step in getting financial aid is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you live in New York, you'll also have the opportunity to complete a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application during the online FAFSA application process.
The FAFSA uses information you provide from your tax forms to establish your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This is the amount the government feels your family can contribute to your college education. This figure does not change no matter the cost of the institution you are planning to attend.
When preparing a financial aid package, colleges subtract the EFC from the total cost of attendance to find your financial need. They then use any resources available to them in order to help you meet that need. The greater your family's financial need, the more government and college resources will be available to you. Students with a maximum need (a zero or near-zero EFC) often find they are able to pay their full tuition using a combination of government and institutional need-based funds.
Need help? Speak to one of our financial aid advisors. We can help you complete the forms or develop a plan to help you pay for your college education. Call 1.866.6VAUGHN or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vaughn College's 2011-2012 Gainful Employment Disclosure.
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