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Check Out These Financial Aid Resources Before Giving Up On Furthering Your Education

We’ve already discussed in a previous post the outlook for professions in IT and computer networking, and we see only growth and expansion of careers in the tech industry, with no downturn or overcrowding of the field expected. The truth is, the jobs are there and will be there waiting for you, but for many, getting there and paying for the education to learn how to excel in the industry, can seem out of reach, especially while we face an economic downtown that could take years to recover from.


Financial Aid Resources and Options

Before giving up completely on furthering your education and joining your classmates at one of the most experienced vocational training schools in San Diego, check out these financial aid resources and options first.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Student aid is available at the Federal level. You will also need to fill out this application if you are hoping for financial aid from the State level, as it will also determine if you are eligible for student aid, and for how much. For the 2020-2021 academic year, you must have your application in no later than June 30, 2021. Learn more about FAFSA.


The California Dream Act Application (CDAA)

The California Dream Act Application (CDAA) is an application for financial aid at the State level. If you are an undocumented student or a non-resident of California applying to attend our college, there are allowances under the Dream Act for student aid such as certain private grants and scholarships. Learn more about CDAA.


The California Student Aid Commission

There are student aid options available from the State of California, including an extensive grant program, called The California Student Aid Commission. Check out these programs here.


Veteran Assistance Programs

Veteran assistance programs offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs are also available If you served on Active Duty. Visit for more information. Benefit coverage varies from full to partial tuition assistance. Assistance may be available for books, fees, and housing allowances. Veterans may be eligible to go to school full time and receive full-time living expenses through the Department of Veteran Affairs.


Fund Your Future

There’s also a wealth of information available for those who may think they don’t qualify for financial aid. Try reading Fund Your Future, a digital magazine that offers helpful lists, articles, and more for prospective students.


ICOHS Need-Based Scholarships and Payment Plans

Ask our admissions office about applying for available scholarships or applying to financial aid if you have a disability. Your unique situation may seem like something that could hold you back from attending college, but it might just be something special that sets you apart and makes you more likely to find financial aid.

If you’re not eligible for any of the above resources, it’s not exhaustive. We offer need-based scholarships and payment plans can also be arranged in cases where an entering student meets all the criteria to begin except for the first tuition installment.

Interested in learning more about your options? Speaking to a member of our admissions team is the best opportunity to find out what’s available and to get advice on how students are finding the resources to pay for tuition. It shouldn’t be the only thing holding you back. Contact us at today!

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