Financial Assistance Opportunities (Non-Credit Programs)

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Courses Offered in Classroom 90 Day Interest Free
  • Students may pre-pay tuition (minimum tuition value: $500)
  • A 10% down payment is required; the balance must be paid by cash, check, or money order, in regular installments determined at time of application
  • Tuition must be paid in full at least 14 days prior to class start date
  • If class is not held for any reason, all funds will be returned or applied to a future class
  • If registration is cancelled (14 or more days) prior to the course start date, tuition will be refunded minus a $50 cancellation processing fee
  • If registration is cancelled (0-13 days) prior to the course start date, or student is a no show, tuition will not be refunded and may only be transferred to another student or applied to a future class at the discretion of the Program Developer or Director (minus $50 cancellation processing fee)
  • Students must pay for books/supplies/fees in full, directly to the bookstore or vendor. OPCE will not finance books/materials/fees or any other expense related to class
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans

Credit based loans available for parents of dependent undergraduate students who have filed the FAFSA.

  • Student must be attending at least halftime (6 credits).
  • Total loan amount cannot exceed Cost of Attendance minus any other aid the student will have.
  • Parent must complete the Parent PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans

Credit based loans available for graduate/professional students who have filed the FAFSA.

  • Student must be attending at least halftime (5 credits).
  • Total loan amount cannot exceed Cost of Attendance minus any other aid the student will receive.
  • Student must complete the Graduate PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov

For more information: 334-844-4634; www.financialaid.auburn.edu; finaid7@auburn.edu

Non-Degree Seeking Student: Financing Options

Students Non-Certified Private Education Loans
Use your favorite search engine to research your options. Auburn University cannot recommend one lender over another.

  • Call toll-free customer service number to ask questions.
  • Do not apply online until you have chosen a vendor.
  • Must be credit worthy or have co-signor.
  • Variable interest rates (usually double digits).
  • Turnaround time on loan is usually 7 business days.
  • Student must know start date of course.
  • Repayment begins 6 months after coursework completed.
Private Signature Loans Student may request loan from lending institution of choice.

  • Student must be employed and credit worthy or have co-signor
  • Turnaround time depends on policy of lender
  • Interest rate will not vary and may be lower than Non-Certified Private Education Loan
  • Repayment will usually begin in 30 days
Financial Assistance through Online Vendors

CareerStep:
Information/Apply: 1-877-225-7151; www.athometraining.com/auburn?p=tuition.

  • Discount when program paid in full
  • 3 Month Payment Plan/No Interest
    Pay down payment and remaining balance divided equally over 3 months
  • 12 Month Payment Plan/8% Interest
    Pay down payment and remaining balance divided equally over 12 months
Center for Legal Studies:
Information/Apply: 1-800-522-7737; www.legalstudies.com/finanaid/index.html

  • WIA - Workforce Investment Act Funding
  • Private Education Loans
  • Sallie Mae Career Training LoanSM

Last Updated: March 10, 2014