Sometimes finding financial assistance as an adult learner can be a challenge. While there are federal loan programs, Pell grants and corporate reimbursement programs within reach for some, the challenge in finding scholarship opportunities remains.
That's why in 2010, the first adult scholarship program was created for students enrolled in the accelerated formats of the ACCEL Program. Eligibility criteria includes current enrollment in an ACCEL degree plan, a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and an evidenced financial need.
ACCEL Scholarship applications are accepted on or before Nov. 1 and June 30 each year and allow students to receive up to $750 to apply toward tuition, books, fees, or other needs while returning to school. More information can be found online or by contacting a member of the ACCEL team.
Looking for other methods to finance your degree? While not an inclusive list, below are a few other resources:
For additional information about potential tax credits and grant opportunities, visit the Iowa Student College Aid Commission or feel free to contact the SAU Financial Aid Office at 563/333-6314. Greg Geistkemper works primarily with the adult students at St. Ambrose, and can offer one-on-one assistance to any students needing more information about their financial situation.
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