Premiere Career College offers you a range of student financial aid services to help you maximize your learning experience.
Currently, the College is designated as an eligible institution by the United States Department of Education for participation in the following programs:
- Federal Pell Grant (FPG)
- Federal Direct Student Loan
- Federal PLUS Loan (Parent)
- Federal Work-Study
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
However, at this time, the College has chosen to participate only in the Federal Pell Grant Program, Federal Direct Student Loan, Federal PLUS Loan and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.
If a student is eligible for a loan guaranteed by the federal or state government and the student defaults on the loan, both of the following may occur:
- The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan.
- The student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until satisfactory repayment arrangements are made.
If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund, and if the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the funds not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a Bachelors or Professional degree (a professional degree would include a degree in a field such as pharmacy or dentistry). For many students, Pell Grants provide a foundation of financial aid to which other aids may be added. Students qualified to receive full Pell Grants may also receive an additional Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant based on their needs. The Financial Aid Officer (FAO) of the College will provide interested students with information on how to apply for the Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and the Federal Direct Student Loan. The FAO may also give students estimates of the amount they may qualify for, based on the information the students will provide. However, the Federal authorities, and not the College, will determine the
students’ eligibility to receive the grant. They, not the College, also determine the amount of aid the student may receive. Student financial aid applicants must satisfy certain eligibility requirements in order to be able to receive and continue to avail of financial aid. These requirements include, but are not limited to:
- Fulfillment of all admission requirements
- Submission of all documentation requested by the College
- Regular, verifiable attendance
- Satisfactory academic and attendance progress
- Completion of specific obligations such as entrance and exit loan counseling.
In addition, a graduating student who has received a student loan must attend an Exit Loan Counseling session and meet all other graduation requirements before they will be considered a graduate and awarded a diploma. Withdrawing students who availed of any loans must attend exit counseling as well. Students who may not qualify to receive any aid can make arrangements with the Accounting Office to pay their tuition in installments. Tuition and fees can be paid on a monthly basis up to a maximum of 12 (twelve) months from the date of graduation with no interest. However, the College reserves the right to levy up to 10% interest on late payments.
Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
Students needing assistance obtaining institutional or financial aid information required for disclosure under any laws may contact Edwin Gabriel, Student Liaison Officer at (626) 814-2080.
Vocation Rehabilitation & Welfare-to-work Program
Applicants who are referred for vocational rehabilitation through a private or government agency (e.g.,Workforce Investment Act and Welfare to Work program participants) are accepted as regular students. The Admissions Office will provide full assistance in the application process.
To speed up processing, fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and present it when you apply.
Training for Veterans and Eligible Persons
Premiere Career College is approved to train veterans and eligible persons. This approval is granted in accordance with the responsibilities delegated to the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) under Title 38, Chapter 36, US Code Sections 3671(a) and 3672(a). On April 27, 2012, the President signed Executive Order 13607 – Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institution Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members. These principles were developed to strengthen consumer protection for our service members, Veterans, and their families, as well as ensure they have access to the information they need to make informed decisions concerning the use of their well-earned educational benefits. As an institution approved for VA education benefits, Premiere Career College is strongly committed to the Principles of Excellence, This publicly recognizing the importance of transparency and providing students with appropriate in formation.