Discover Ways to Pay for Your Education
Many students are worried about how they will pay for college. When you enroll at Miller-Motte, you can rest assured that your tuition will be affordable. You can use our Net Price Calculator to see just how affordable it can be.
It is important to think of your education as an investment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, having a higher level of education will increase your likelihood of finding a better-paying job. If you are still a little nervous, that’s ok. We are here to help! There are lots of ways that you can make your college tuition more manageable.
Types of Scholarships Available
The first thing to come to mind when someone thinks about financial aid and college is typically scholarships. A scholarship is money you receive to help pay for tuition, books and housing. Often, the scholarship will detail how the money can be spent and if it is applied directly to costs or awarded as a check.
Many people believe that scholarships are only based on high GPAs or test scores, but that isn’t always the case. Scholarships can be awarded based on life experiences or hardships, or they can be awarded according to financial need. Each scholarship is unique, and we will help you find the best options for you.
Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)
Like we mentioned, not all scholarships are based on academic merit or financial need. Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) are awarded to military spouses who may receive up to $4,000 in student aid. This financial opportunity is a great way for military spouses to find the funds they need to go to school.
Below are the qualifications for MyCAA:
- Your education must lead to a portable career (one that allows you to be employed regardless of location)
- It must result in an Associate Degree, Certificate or License.
Federal Pell Grants
A Federal Pell Grant is similar to a scholarship because you don’t need to pay the money back. Grants are also similar to scholarships in their standards for awarding money: academic history, financial need and other factors are considered.
You may qualify for a Federal Pell Grant, and it’s definitely worth taking a closer look. Many of our students are able to pay for portions of their tuition using these grants.
Student loans are a common go-to option when it comes to paying for education. They provide money for tuition, books, housing and other expenses at a low interest rate (which is how much it costs to borrow money). Student loans can be complicated, so we created the Student Loan Help Center to help you get the funding you need.
Start Your Future Today with Financial Aid Options
The first step to receiving financial aid is filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Most scholarships, grants and loans use this information as the foundation for providing financial aid. To learn more about the costs associated with college, visit StudentAid.Ed.gov or call our Student Loan Help Center to have your questions answered and receive help filling out your FAFSA in as little as 15 minutes. Call us today at 866.842.1841.
There are plenty of methods available to assist you with paying for your education. Let us help you. We’ll be there every step of the way. Whether you decide to apply for scholarships, grants or student loans, let us help. Call today at 800.705.9182 or click here to request more information.
Miller-Motte's Commitment to Responsible Borrowing
Miller-Motte College and Miller-Motte Technical College are dedicated to finding ways to help students make responsible borrowing decisions and keep students’ debts to manageable levels. Borrow only what you need to cover the cost of tuition, fees and books to ensure you are not taking on more debt than necessary. Remember, you are expected to repay your loan plus interest. Acquiring too much loan debt may be detrimental to your long-term financial health. The less you borrow, the less you will have to repay after graduation.