Participation in Funding Programs
As an accredited institution, ACHS offers many funding options including federal financial aid to those who qualify, direct payment options such as monthly installment payment plans, and a wide range of military, employer and other alternative funding options. Learn more about financial aid at ACHS online here.
Title IV HEA Federal Student Aid Programs – American College of Healthcare Sciences is approved to participate in Federal Student Aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans, Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate Students, and the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) for qualifying students enrolled in eligible programs. Learn more about financial aid at ACHS online here.
Private Loans – For information regarding private student loans, check with your financial institution and review additional resources provided by the Department of Education online here http://www.finaid.org/loans/privatestudentloans.phtml.
Veteran’s Educational Benefits – ACHS programs are approved for educational assistance benefits for qualified veterans and their dependents under programs administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For application and enrollment procedures, call toll free at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the VA educational web site. Your Admissions Advisor will assist you to complete your forms correctly and enroll using your VA Benefits.
Military Tuition Assistance/Corporate Funding – Tuition Assistance (TA) is available to active duty Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Active Guard Reservists, Army National Guard (military and civilian), U.S. Army Reserves, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard. Contact your Education Officer for information about TA you may be eligible to receive.
Employer Tuition Assistance – Many corporations offer scholarships and funding for education at accredited institutions. We have students funded by Oregon’s Wild Harvest, Wild Oats, Boeing, Qwest, Verizon, Sprouts, and Mountain Rose Herbs.
Workforce Investment Act – ACHS is approved as an eligible provider under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). WIA is the nation’s principal workforce development program providing funds to address the employment and training needs of dislocated workers, low income adults and youth. The funding for WIA comes from the Federal Department of Labor. WIA provides support to participants to increase their education, training, employment, and job retention. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of the workforce, reduce dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation. You may be eligible for this funding. Contact your local office to apply for WIA educational funding. http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/statecon.cfm
Vocational Rehabilitation – ACHS is a qualified institution for vocational rehabilitation in many states. We have worked with Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, Texas, New York, Kansas, and other state vocational funding offices. Your admissions advisor can work with your vocational counselor to have ACHS approved as a vendor in your state if we are not yet in their system. Contact your local agency for more information
Military Scholarship – ACHS has partnered with Imagine America to offer a Military Scholarship Program for eligible, active duty military, serving in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves. Military Veterans and spouses of active duty personnel are also eligible for the ACHS Military Scholarship.
The ACHS Military Scholarship awards tuition assistance in the form of a one-time, $1000 scholarship toward tuition, not to exceed 35% of tuition. For more information and scholarship application materials, please contact Admissions at 800-487-8839.
Adult Skills Education Program (ASEP) of the Imagine America Foundation – ACHS has partnered with Imagine America to offer an non-traditional adult students a one-time scholarship of up to $1000 toward tuition, not to exceed 35% of tuition. For more information and scholarship application materials, contact the Financial Aid Department by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
AmeriCorps Education Award – AmeriCorps Members who choose to take the education award can see instructions on how to use it to pay for ACHS classes.https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do
Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA) – ACHS has worked with TAA-eligible students in several states. Contact your Admissions Advisor for assistance with the application process.
In-house Installment Payment Plans – Students pay for the current semester only. Students can pay for each semester’s courses at the time of registration or pay in convenient monthly payments. Payment Installment Plans (“PIPs”) are a courtesy extended to help students budget for College without taking on student loan debt; PIPs are available to students in the United States and Canada only for students who have not previously defaulted on a student loan. PIPs are simply your semester balance divided by four equal installment payments. A nominal participation fee (currently $20) is charged to PIPs accounts with each month’s payment to cover administrative costs.