Discover Ways to Pay for Your Education
Many students are worried about how they will pay for college. When you enroll at Miller-Motte, we will help you discover the different ways to pay for school. You can also use our Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of what a program may cost.
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 you can make your college tuition more manageable and financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Types of Scholarships Available
Scholarships are often what first comes to mind when someone thinks about financial aid and college. 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 eligible military spouses and provides the potential for up to $4,000 in student aid. This is a great way for military spouses to find the funds they need to go to school. Learn more by visiting our financial aid for military page.
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 part 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. Student loans can be complicated, so we created the Student Loan Help Center to help you navigate the process.
Start Your Future Today and Discover Your Financial Aid Options
The first step to receiving financial aid is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Most scholarships, grants and loans use this information as the foundation for providing financial aid. Call our FAFSA support line for help in filling out your FAFSA at 866.842.1841.
There are plenty of methods available to assist in paying for your education and we will be there every step of the way to provide support. Whether you decide to apply for scholarships, grants or student loans, we can help. Call us today at 800.705.9182 or click here to request more information.