At Apex Tech we understand that applying for financial assistance can seem overwhelming and a little confusing; especially if this is the first time you’ve filled out a financial aid form.
DON’T WORRY, WE’LL EXPLAIN IT ALL
We want to make applying for financial aid as easy as possible. That’s why our Financial Aid Advisors will meet and work with you one-on-one to help you understand your financial aid options and help you navigate through the application process. Before you even begin classes, an advisor will meet with you one-on-one to discuss the various aid program “packages,” assist you with your applications, and review the various options available – and of course, we’re here to help you once you start school too.
Federal Student Aid is available to all students who meet the basic eligibility requirements. The term “financial aid” includes grant programs and loan programs. Grant aid is awarded based upon financial need, but student loan programs are available to all eligible students regardless of the student’s financial situation.
HOW TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS
There are some things you can do to help speed the process along. We’ll explain everything to you when you come in to visit the school, or you can refer to our “How To Apply” page for detailed do-it-yourself instructions. Either way, we’re here to help whenever you need us.
YOUR FINANCIAL AID “PACKAGE”
Upon completion of the application process, your Financial Aid Advisor will prepare a “package” of financial aid for you based upon your eligibility and financial need. This award “package” may include a combination of grants, loans, and other programs. Your Financial Aid Advisor will meet with you one-on-one to discuss aid programs offered, explain the timing of aid disbursements, describe billing and payment procedures, and advise you about alternative financing sources.
STUDENT LOAN REQUIREMENTS
If your financial aid package includes a federal student loan, there are some things you need to do before your loan will be processed. Your Financial Aid Advisor will discuss these procedures with you and guide you through the steps, but you also have the option of doing these procedures on-line at the Federal Student Aid website. Whether you do these things in the Financial Aid Office or on-line, it is important that you understand these Student Loan Requirements.
YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS A FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENT
Using financial aid (possibly including student loans) is a serious responsibility. It is important that you understand your responsibilities as a recipient of Federal Student Aid, and that you know your rights. Apex tech has assembled a Rights and Responsibilities web page to ensure that you understand these important concepts.
COST, FINANCIAL AID, AND NET PRICE ESTIMATOR
Apex Tech provides prospective students with an on-line calculator that provides general estimates of costs and financial aid. These are only estimates, and your actual financial aid may vary. For actual cost and financial aid information, it is always best to visit the school and speak with your Financial Aid Advisor about your specific situation. Call us at (212) 645-3300 to set an appointment.
If you would like more detailed information about Financial Aid and your potential eligibility at Apex Tech, call us to schedule an appointment at (212) 645-3300, or fill out the on-line form by clicking the “Request Info” icon below.