Prospective students at our Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania campuses can schedule private meetings with a Financial Aid Advisor at Harris School of Business. You will be given information and assistance in filling out all necessary forms for determining eligibility for your financial options. The Financial Aid Advisor will personally consult with you concerning eligibility.
We at the Harris School work hand in hand with our students to plan for financial support from various aid programs. Some of these funds originate from Federal financial aid programs, while others are in-house financing plans. Our financial aid advisors will work with you to tailor a program to meet your individual needs.
Financial Aid Sources for Career Education
Federal Student Aid is the largest source of financial assistance for students in the United States. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA, is the online application that students should fill out to determine if they are eligible to receive any government loans or grants to attend higher education or career training schools. All students should read the eligibility guidelines to see if they can apply.
It’s extremely important that the FAFSA is a student’s first step to apply for financial aid. The application can be prepared annually and match you with federal and state loans and grants to help with college expenses. Nearly all students are eligible for some form of financial aid through this free application. If you skip this step, you could lose the opportunity to benefit from financial assistance.
The Harris School of Business’ Financial Aid Department provides students with information and help every step of the way. We are available for scheduled appointments to help prepare you for the application process. They will inform you about deadline requirements, documents, and other information you need to provide to ensure FAFSA. After your application is sent, a Financial Aid Advisor will review your Student Aid Report to determine what type of financial package can be offered. If your request for financial assistance is denied, then the Harris School can provide you with an in-house payment plan or guide you to other grants and loans for which you may be eligible.
Students may also use online resources for filling out the FAFSA. You can watch a FAFSA tutorial video with instructions or a check-out instruction and application tips on the Filling out the FAFSA webpage. You can also find a step-by-step guide to filling out the FAFSA on our blog. If you’d like to get an estimate of how much aid you may receive before you apply, visit the FAFSA4caster.
Students may find financial help with school costs through grants offered through Federal Student Aid. Grants are financial gifts that do not have to be repaid. While scholarships are based on merit, grants act as gifts. Financial grants may be given from federal and state governments or from private and non-profit organizations. Students may apply for any grants and scholarships for which they are eligible.
The U.S. Department of Education offers grants such as the Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), among others. Our Financial Aid Advisors can help you find more state or local grants for which you meet the requirements.
The Federal Stafford Loans (FSL) and PLUS loans are available through the William D. Ford Federal Direct loan program (FDLP) for students who qualify. Part-time and full-time students may apply for funding through FDLP. Guidelines are set by the U.S. Department of Education to determine how much financial need is eligible for students.
Loans need to be paid back in full with interest to the bank after graduation. Federally subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Loans, as well as Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (FDPLUS) are also available. Please contact the Harris School’s Financial Aid Director for more information.
Tax-Payer Credits for Educational Expenses
Students or the parents of dependent students may qualify for a number of tax credits when attending the Harris School of Business. For more information on tax credits for education, log on to the IRS website.
Under the Department of Higher Education’s Title 38 United States Code, the Harris School of Business is approved to offer military servicemen and women educational benefits of the GI Bill. Federal and non-profit organizations offer veterans, active duty service personnel, their families, and actively training military personnel opportunities for financial assistance.
Eligible veterans and military service personnel may apply for scholarships including: Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships, Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants, and additional Pell Grant funds. Veterans and active military personnel and their families may also receive limited to no interest rates or a deferment of student loans. Loan providers can be contacted for more information about documentation and identification to qualify.
The Financial Aid Department at the Harris School can assist you in your scholarship search for smaller veterans service organization nationally and locally that offer scholarship opportunities. You can also check out the MilitaryOneSource’s list of educational benefits for military personnel and their families.
For more information, you can contact one of the Harris locations near you or call (800) 510-7920 to discuss available financial aid.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.