How Do I Get Financial Aid for my Practical Nursing Education?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 19, 2016

Training to become a practical nurse can be completed in just one year at the Athena Career Academy.  However, even at a reasonably priced institution costs can add up. The program costs for practical nursing education can be a financial concern for some, but there is financial aid available to make it more affordable. Do not let your financial situation hold you back from entering the exciting field of nursing. There is help available.

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Athena Financial Aid department
At Athena Career Academy we are able to offer Title IV Financial aid to certain applicants entering the practical nursing and medical assistant programs. This aid is available for both day and evening classes and can help you or your family pay for your education by giving you access to the Federal Aid programs. Aid programs you may be eligible for include:

  • Workforce Investment Act
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Athena Partnership Plus Grant
  • Federal Pell Grant

NEALP Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program
Financial Aid for my Practical Nursing EducationEnrolling for a practical nursing education qualifies you for a NEALP assistance loan if you have enrolled in an Ohio-approved nurse education program. The assistance is initially set up as a loan to pay for your practical nursing education, but once you have served as a full-time nurse in Ohio for five years you will then qualify for 100% loan cancellation.This program was set up to assist Ohio in overcoming its nursing shortage by providing students such as you with financial assistance to give them extra incentive to further their education.

Practical Nursing Education scholarships available
There are several scholarships available to support nursing students. NICHE has scholarships designed specifically for people like you who are pursuing a practical nursing education. Check out their website and register to see if you can personally be matched to a scholarship.

Get started
If you are ready to begin your education as a Practical Nurse then simple contact Athena Career Academy and complete an online application. You will be set up with an informational meeting to discuss your admission and, if you require it, go over ways to apply for financial aid. There will be various documents you will need to present during the admissions process such as:

  • Disclosure statement
  • High school transcript
  • Valid government identification
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof you've completed an American Heart Association CPR course
  • Signed and dated physical completed by physician or qualified medical representative within one year from when you request admission
  • Complete and pass a drug test
  • Provide immunization records
  • Complete a criminal background check

Nurses in Ohio are in high demand, and pay is often lucrative. You will be able to find work in long term care facilities, hospitals, outpatient facilities, clinics, rehabilitation clinics and in home care. Be sure to look into the financial aid available to you so you can enter our or any other nursing program without worrying about costs so that you can put your focus where it belongs: on your education. Athena is dedicated to making the field of nursing accessible to all those who wish to join it and we are ready to work with you to see that you receive the financial help you deserve. Contact us now and get started on your journey today.

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To learn more about a career as a Practical Nurse, and whether it’s the right fit for you, schedule an appointment with Athena Career Academy today. One meeting with our Admissions counselors could help put you on the path to a successful new career that could change your life for the better. 

Athena Career Academy is located at:
5203 Airport Highway
Toledo, Ohio 43615
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30AM to 4:30PM
Phone: (419) 329-4075

Topics: Nursing School Financial Aid