Grants and Scholarships for Medical Assistants

Students who are searching for medical assistant grants and scholarships can find them via federal, state and private programs. Obtaining a degree as a medical assistant can help you to reach a higher pay bracket and pursue your dream for a healthcare career. With scholarships and grants, you can lower the cost of your education. From federal and state aid to American Medical Technologists’ scholarships, chances are you can find the funding you need to pursue a degree.

Federal Programs

To get started applying for available federal and state funding options, students should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

This application is normally due in early in the year you plan to attend school. Using the income disclosure information provided, something called the “Expected Family Contribution” or  EFC is calculated. Because most federal grants are “needs based” (distributed on the basis of financial need), this EFC “score” is used to determine whether or not you are eligibile for a grant, and if so, how much. Depending on this information, you may be awarded a Pell Grant or a Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).

Pell Grants are normally given to students who have a low income and need money to pursue their education. This grant covers up to $5,000 of the cost of school and is renewed each year the student is eligible. Students have to attend a qualifying program and have a low EFC.

With the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, students are given money by the government to go to school. The FSEOG is award to students who are experiencing extreme financial hardship. The college will normally pay 25 percent of the grant and the federal government will pay the other 75 percent.

Submitting the FAFSA will also automatically enroll you to receive any applicable state grants (which also use the EFC data), should you be eligible to receive them.

For this reason, submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid should always be your first step in the attempt to secure free money for school.

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American Medical Technologists Scholarship

Students who are looking for medical assistant scholarships and grants can apply with the AMT. This organization is a non-profit that serves members of the medical community. Every year five applicants will be given $500 to help cover the cost of tuition, books or living expenses. This award is based primarily on financial need so students should complete their FAFSA before applying. Successful applicants will be notified of their award before it is sent to the school. The student’s college will then disburse the award to cover the cost of tuition throughout the year.

The AMT also offers two awards; the Outstanding Student Award and the Technical Writing award. You can learn more about these rewards here!

Maxine Williams Scholarship

This scholarship program gives an award of $1,000 toward the cost of a degree. Before applying, students have to attend at least one quarter in a medical assistants program and receive a GPA of 3.0 or higher. To apply, students should ask the director of their medical assistant program.

Scholarship applications are given out to the heads of the department before the deadline each year. The Maxine Williams scholarship also requires students be attending a school that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Once a student receives the award, they will also be given a free membership to the AAMA for the duration of one year. More details are available here!

Steven Cutter Award

The Steven Cutter Award is run by the Foundation for Seacoast Health. Students must be residents of select counties in Maine in order to apply for this scholarship. Once they receive the award, students must agree to remain residents in the state. If a student is given this scholarship, they need to track how the scholarship funds were used for the cost of their schooling.

At the end of the school year, students must give the Foundation for Seacoast health financial documents that show how the money was used.

Alaska Medical Assistants Society State Scholarship

Each year, the Alaska Medical Assistants Society takes in applications for its scholarship program. Students must be currently enrolled at a medical assistant program within the state of Alaska. At this time, the state has two medical assistant programs: University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Alaska Anchorage. After all applications have been turned in, two award winners will receive $500.

The Nancy Fortin Scholarship

This scholarship is exclusively made for individuals studying to be a medical assistant in Washington State. The Nancy Fortin Scholarship requires that every applicant by in a fully accredited medical assistant program. Each application is judged based off of the student’s financial need and interest in the subject. At the end of the review, two applications will be given $500 for the calendar year.

Alice Newell Joselyn Medical Fund

This scholarship is intended for students who live in San Diego County, California.

The BECA Foundation awards the scholarship to Latino students who are pursuing a degree as a medical assistant. Applicants must be currently in a medical assistant or high school to be eligible for the scholarship. Successful applications will receive $500 to $2,000 toward the cost of their education.

For more information and to download an application, click here!

Other Options

Anyone who wants to become a medical assistant should always check with their college for potential scholarships. Medical assistant scholarships and grants are often given out at the college level by local award programs.

State level grants are also often available to those looking to pursue a career in healthcare. Visit our grants by state page for more details.

Schools, Colleges And Universities In Alabama (Part 5)

 

As mentioned in the first four pages of this list, some of the most lucrative school grants are provided by both federal and state governments, which is why your first step in the quest to obtain funding for your post secondary education is to fill in and submit the FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (more details on how to do that here!).

alabama schoolsAfter you have completed that, it makes good sense to contact the educational institutions which you are interested in attending, and inquire directly about the funding options which may be unique to that school or college.

To that end, we have compiled a list of schools in Alabama, complete with some basic background information, and a direct link to where you can obtain more information on financial aid. Remember, funding is usually limited so please do not procrastinate; contact the financial aid department of your preferred institution as soon as possible!

Strayer University-Alabama

Vital statistics: Strayer University have been helping working students continue their education and advance their careers since 1892. Their programs make it possible for students to manage all of the different aspects of their lives while they achieve higher educational goals. The university promises students a place where they can feel at home because they will be with classmates who share real world perspective. The average age of students at Strayer University is 34 and almost all are working students. There are a total of 95 campus locations across the United States and a total student based of 54,000.

Accredited: Yes, by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.strayer.edu/financial-support

Main website address: http://www.strayer.edu/

Main Campus Address: 3570 Grandview Pkwy Ste 200, Birmingham, Alabama 35243

Telephone Number: (888) 378-7293


Talladega College

Vital statistics: Talladega College’s main campus includes 39 buildings on a 50 acres land sorrounded by the city. The campus features several historic landmarks that includes Swayne Hall, the original school house has been used as classrooms but is now undergoing historic renovations; The President’s House (1881); DeForest Chapel (1903); The Savery Library (1939) – Home of the Amistad Murals. The college has an aggressive tradition of bringing the world to the campus via workshops, forums and lectures through a variety of outstanding artists, scientists, political, business and civic leaders. The campus is located near many other cultural and entertainment outlets, restaurants and theaters.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.talladega.edu/students/financialaid.asp

Main website address: www.talladega.edu

Main Campus Address: 627 W Battle St, Talladega, Alabama 35160

Telephone Number: (256) 761-6100


The University of Alabama

Vital statistics: The University of Alabama, the state’s flagship university features a student-centered research university and an academic community. It is united by its commitment to enhance the quality of life for students in its service area. It was founded in 1831 as Alabama’s first public college. The university is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. They provide a creative and nurturing campus where their students can become the best individuals possible, learn from the best and the brightest faculty, and make a positive difference in their community and in the world.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://financialaid.ua.edu/

Main website address: www.ua.edu

Main Campus Address: 739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166

Telephone Number: (205) 348-6010


Tri-State Institute

Vital statistics: Now known as Fortis Institute, the school features a campus in Birmingham that provides career education to the greater Birmingham area for the nursing, healthcare, medical, dental, and skilled trades fields. Fortis allows students to attend a school that offers comprehensive training programs within proximity to everything in the city of Birmingham.

Accredited: Yes, by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.fortis.edu/admissions/financial-aid.aspx

Main website address: http://www.fortis.edu/

Main Campus Address: 100 London Pkwy Ste 150, Birmingham, Alabama 35211

Telephone Number: (205) 940-7800


Troy University

Vital statistics: Troy University features faculty and staff who’s expertise is surpassed only by their dedication and willingness to embrace each student as an individual. The university provides students with options in courses of study and how they study. Students can opt for traditional classroom instruction, online or a mix of both. Students can also take advantage of the more than 60 Troy teaching sites across the United States and around the world.

Accredited: Yes, by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.troy.edu/financialaid/

Main website address: http://www.troy.edu/

Main Campus Address: University Avenue, Troy, Alabama 36082-0001

Telephone Number: (334) 670-3100


Tuskegee University

Vital statistics: Tuskegee University is a state-related but independent institution of higher education. It serves a coeducational, ethnically and religiously diverse student body. The university has a strong orientation toward discipline and highlight the relationship between education, work force preparation in the sciences, professions and technical areas. Tuskegee University programs are organized into five colleges and two schools.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.tuskegee.edu/academics/academic_services/financial_aid.aspx

Main website address: http://www.tuskegee.edu/

Main Campus Address: Kresge Center, 3rd Floor, Tuskegee, Alabama 36088-1920

Telephone Number: (334) 727-8011


United States Sports Academy

Vital statistics: The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited special mission sports institution established to serve the nation through programs that prepares men and women for careers in the sports profession. The Academy awards Bachelor of Sports Science, Master of Sports Science, and Doctor of Education in Sports Management.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.ussa.edu/admissions/financial-aid/

Main website address: http://www.ussa.edu/

Main Campus Address: One Academy Dr, Daphne, Alabama 36526-7055

Telephone Number: (251) 626-3303


University of Alabama at Birmingham

Vital statistics: University of Alabama is among the 11 universities nationally to earn the prestigious Beckman Scholars Award. It is also among the 51 Public and private universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for both very high research activity and community engagement. It was named three consecutive years to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and more in its four decades of operation. This young and dynamic university thrives on boldness and innovation to continue pushing the frontiers in science, medicine, business, education, the arts and the humanities.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://main.uab.edu/Sites/students/32619/

Main website address: http://www.uab.edu/home/

Main Campus Address: Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110

Telephone Number: (205) 934-4011


University of North Alabama

Vital statistics: University of North Alabama offers programs for both undergraduate and graduate levels assuring its student that the quality of the programs is affirmed by their numerous national accreditation. They are also considered to be among the leaders in international programs. Their diverse student body creates an exciting learning community for the entire campus. They pride themselves in their small classes and their commitment to student success.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.una.edu/financial-aid/index.html

Main website address: http://www.una.edu/

Main Campus Address: One Harrison Plaza, Florence, Alabama 35632-0001

Telephone Number: (256) 765-4100


University of Montevallo

Vital statistics: University of Montevallo, easily accessible from Interstate 65 is the college of choice for many of the brightest young minds of the Southeast, Montevallo. It is home to approximately 3,000 students and the 160 acre campus is known for its unparalleled beauty. It is located at the hearth of the State of Alabama. The university is a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and one of the 26 public liberal arts universities in the United States. University of Montevallo has emerged as the national leader in liberal arts education.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.montevallo.edu/finaid/

Main website address: http://www.montevallo.edu/

Main Campus Address: Station 6001, Montevallo, Alabama 35115-6000

Telephone Number: (205) 665-6155


University of North Alabama

Vital statistics: University of North Alabama offers programs for both undergraduate and graduate levels assuring its students that the quality of the programs is affirmed by their numerous national accreditation. They are also considered to be among the leaders in international programs. Their diverse student body creates an exciting learning community for the entire campus. They pride themselves in their small classes and their commitment to student success.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.una.edu/financial-aid/

Main website address: http://www.una.edu/

Main Campus Address: One Harrison Plaza, Florence, Alabama 35632-0001

Telephone Number: (256) 765-4100


University of Phoenix-Birmingham Campus

Vital statistics: University of Phoenix was established by Dr. John Sperling in 1976 with the commitment to provide higher education to working adults. Today there are more than 200 locations in the United States as well as online training options available in different countries around the world. Students at University of Phoenix can enjoy evening classes, flexible scheduling, continuous enrollment, university-wide academic social network and online classes. Students can also interact with faculty who have both real-world and academic experience which assures students that they can immediately apply what they learn in real life working situations.

Accredited: Yes, by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.phoenix.edu/tuition_and_financial_options/financial_options.html

Main website address: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Main Campus Address: 100 Corporate Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama 35242-2982

Telephone Number: (205) 747-1001


University of South Alabama

Vital statistics: The University of South Alabama (USA) offers a vast array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs. It also features the University of South Alabama Health System that provides state of the art health care and medical education through the college of Medicine, the Mitchell Cancer Institute USA Physicians and the University of South Alabama Hospital. The university continues to earn distinction as one of the fastest growing universities in Alabama with enrollment now estimated to be over 15,000.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.southalabama.edu/finaid/

Main website address: http://www.southalabama.edu/

Main Campus Address: 307 N University Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

Telephone Number: (251) 460-6101


University of West Alabama

Vital statistics: The University of West Alabama features opportunities for students to pursue associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees in a wide range of careers that includes liberal arts, natural sciences, mathematics, and pre-professional programs. The university is a state supported, coeducational institution of higher learning. It is governed by a Governor appointed board of trustees. The community at University of West Alabama is composed of a diverse student population and it welcomes students all throughout the United States and from other countries

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.uwa.edu/Financial_Aid.aspx

Main website address: http://www.uwa.edu/

Main Campus Address: Station One, Livingston, Alabama 35470

Telephone Number: (205) 652-3400


Virginia College-Birmingham

Vital statistics: Virginia College offers students associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs that emphasizes fast and focused methods without sacrificing the quality of education required and demanded by students and future employers. They are continually researching the job market to make sure that they are offering career programs which are hot and have fast job growth. They have Career Services Associates that are ready to assist students in obtaining jobs after they graduate.

Accredited: Yes, by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.vc.edu/services-virginia-college/financial-planning.cfm

Main website address: http://www.vc.edu/

Main Campus Address: 488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35209

Telephone Number: (205) 802-1200


Using Grants & Scholarships To Pay For Physical Therapy Programs

Since a postgraduate degree and therefore a minimum of three years of education is required before you can become a physical therapist (PT), it’s not surprising to learn that doing so is going to be an expensive proposition. And when you consider that having a Bachelor’s degree is usually a prerequisite to getting a doctorate degree, well, I’m sure we don’t have to spell it out for you. Know about las vegas bail bonds too

It’s going to be very, very, costly.

But likely worthwhile. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that for 2010, the median pay for physical therapists is $76,310 or $36.69. Even more encouraging is that fact that for the period between 2010-2020, the job outlook is very good; a 39% increase in jobs is expected. That’s about 77,400 jobs. So the investment in your education now will pay great dividends in the long term.

So what are your options when it comes to using grants and scholarships to fund your physical therapy program education?

There are a few…

Needs Based Grants

These grants are distributed on the basis of financial status and are not specific to a career; they can be used to train for almost any career, provided it is taught at a properly accredited institution. In other words, while they are not specifically for physical education programs, funding from them can be used for PT schools.

Generally, the lower your income, the greater the chance you will be eligible for one of these grants, and the greater the amount of money you will receive.

The two main needs based grants in the U.S. are the Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). Most states have their own needs based programs in place as well.

How Do I Apply?

Applying is easy; just submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

We recommend you apply regardless of your financial status for three main reasons…

  1. It costs you nothing to do so.
  2. The worst that can happen is that your application for grant funding is rejected.
  3. Submitting the FAFSA also registers you to receive other applicable state and federal grants, should you be eligible.

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Grants From Professional Associations

Many professions maintain national and state wide associations, and physical therapy is no exception. It is not uncommon for these associations to provide grant and scholarship money to students pursuing a related career, although you may need to be a registered member of the association in order to be eligible to receive the funding.

In the U.S., the most well known association is the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). They offer (or are affiliated with) a series of grants, scholarships and awards…

  • Outstanding PT Student and PTA Student Awards: For “student physical therapist and student physical therapist assistant member with exceptional overall accomplishments and contributions to APTA.” More details can be found here.
  • SPT Minority Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence: Offered by the Physical Therapy Fund, a non profit organization supported by the APTA, this scholarship provides funds for minority physical therapist students. Click here for more details.
  • Mary McMillan Scholarship Award: For both PTs and PT assistants, this award pays $3,000 and $5,000 respectively to eligible applicants. According to the APTA…”Recipients will be selected on the basis of the following criteria: superior scholastic performance, past productivity, evidence of potential contribution to physical therapy and service to the American Physical Therapy Association.”
  • Other more specialized awards include: The Neurology Section Student Research Award, the Orthopaedic Section Outstanding PT/PTA Student Award, Pediatrics Section Thesis, the Dissertation Awards and the Performing Arts Special Interest Group (PASIG) Student Scholarship. You can learn more about these on the APTA web site.

State Based Associations

Just like there are national associations, there are also state or regional associations, too. These are good places to look for funding. For example, the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association maintains a fund (Wisconsin Physical Therapy fund) which was…

“…developed in 1969 to help advance the physical therapy profession in Wisconsin. Today this fund awards scholarships to student pursuing careers in physical therapy as well as grants to support programs that advance the practice of physical therapy and benefit the people we serve.”

It’s not uncommon for state based physical therapy associations to offer similar offerings, so be sure to check out your state’s for more details.

Grants From Organizations and Foundations

Much like associations offer grants and scholarships, so too do oganizations, foundations, and even corporations. For example…

The Foundation of Physical Therapy offers the Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarship which pays $5,000 to eligible applicants. Complete details can be found here!

The Special Olympics offers the Special Olympics Health Professions Student Grants, which can be applied towards physical therapy studies, although it is not limited to PTs only. Its mandate is simple…

The purpose of this program is to engage health professions students to work with persons with intellectual disabilities as a way of filling in a gap that exists in most health program curricula.”

This grant pays as much as $5,000 and you can learn more about it here!

Funding From Colleges, Schools and Universities

Don’t forget to check directly with the school of your choice to see if they offer any funding options. Many do. Most institutions’ web sites will contain scholarship information, but if they do not, inquire directly at the admissions office.

As an example, Belmont University in Georgia offers renewable scholarships to 12 incoming first year physical therapy students each year.

Not all schools are so generous, but many institutions offering full length physical therapy programs (and occasionally physical therapy assistant programs as well) offers something.

With a little research and a sprinkle of luck, there’s a good chance you can offset the cost of your physical therapy career significantly!

Good luck!

 

Phlebotomy Grants and Scholarships

The phlebotomist is the medical professional whose job it is to draw blood from patients and prepare it for donation, tests, analysis, diagnosis and so on.

Although the phlebotomy training period is relatively short (you can become fully certified 8-12 months) that does not necessarily mean it’s easy to come up with the funds to pay for your schooling.

Thankfully, there are some options in this regard.

Job Corps

If you are financially disadvantaged, you’ll definitely want check into the Job Corps program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. According to the official web site

“Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for low-income students ages 16 through 24. “

One program, Job Corps’ Clinical Medical Assistant, allows students to become a fully certified phlebotomy technician in 8-12 months. JobCorps will cover the cost of your education, as well as provide meals, housing and even provide you with an allowance.

While not everyone will be eligible for this program, it is definitely worth investigating – there’s no better option to receive free phlebotomy schooling. Plus, the worst that can happen is that you are not approved.

Federal Grants

The U.S. government provides all students with funding options in the form of two main grants; the Pell grant and the FSEOG (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant). While the funds dispersed from these grants are not specifically for phlebotomy training, they can be applied towards any almost any career taught at a reputable, accredited institution.

Applying is easy – just submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA – complete details on where to find the form and what to expect from it can be found here).

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State Grants

Like their Federal counterpart, most state governments provide financial incentives to help students pay for a post secondary education. Again, most of the available grants will not be specifically for this particular career, but the funds can be applied towards it nonetheless.

The amount of money your state has to dole out will depend on a number of  factors, such as its financial well being and economic state, population and so on. Many states use the data submitted on the aforementioned FAFSA to determine eligibility, so if you submit this form, you are automatically enrolled to received a grant, should you be eligible for one.

Since states have a much smaller pool of funds to draw from to awards their grants and scholarships, it’s important to apply as early in the school year as possible. You can’t receive a grant if the state’s pool of funding has already been used up for the year.

American Society for Clinical Pathology

This society offers two laboratory science scholarships and awards which may go directly to those enrolled in phlebotomy programs…

  • The National Student Honor Award: This award “recognizes student excellence in the laboratory professions.” Applicants must be a student member of the ASCP, maintain a minimum 3.3 GPA, be enrolled in an accredited program, and have leadership skills and/or community service activity.
  • Scholarships for Lab Students: This includes the ASCP Phlebotomy Scholarship, which pays $500 to students who are either enrolled in an accredited PBT program, or are recent graduates.

For complete details, visit the official web site.

 Schools And Institutions

Often the school or institution you may be considering for study offers some sort of financial aid. Usually these schools will provide this information on their web sites, or alternatively, you can inquire about it when you check in with the admissions office. For example…

Check with your chosen institution and see what you can come up with. The opportunities are usually there… you may just have to do a little legwork.

Corporations and Associations

Large corporation and associations will also offer scholarships that can be applied toward healthcare related careers. Two such examples are…

As you can see, there are options to help you pay to become a fully certified phlebotomy technician. Now it’s up to you to get out there and get the money!

Good luck!

Grants and Scholarships for Physician Assistants

Training to become a physician’s assistant can be a pricey proposition, no doubt about it. Since the degrees offered are usually Master’s and Bachelor’s, you can expect to be in school for at least two years (if you already have a bachelor’s degree in this field, or some experience as a nurse or paramedic) and even more if you do not. Accordingly, the cost to obtain your degree will be significant and possibly prohibitive. Luckily, there are plenty of grants and scholarships for physician assistants available.

This investment in your education pays off in the long run; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median salary to be $86,410 or $41.54 per hour. The job outlook is good, with a 30% increase in jobs expected in the period from 2010-2020.

Investigate Federal and State Funding Options First

The first step in securing funding for your education is to fill in and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application will determine your eligibility for the main federal grants (the Pell and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants) as well as any other applicable state-level funding options that use the FAFSA form to assess eligibility.

While these grants aren’t specifically for physician’s assistants, they can be used to fund almost any career, provided it is taught at a properly accredited institution. Since these grants also have the largest pool of available funds to draw  from, they are often your best source for securing funding.

It’s also worthwhile to investigate our grants and scholarships by state listings to see if there are other funding options independent of those which you are assessed when you submit your FAFSA.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

This government program provides money directly to accredited schools, who are then responsible for making it available to “financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds”, who are enrolled in health related professions and nursing programs. This includes physician assistants. While you won’t apply for this money from the government directly yourself, you will definitely want to inquire whether your school obtains funds from this source, and then, how you gain access to this funding. More details of the program can be found here!

Now it’s time to move on and see what else is available…

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Physician Assistant Foundation Annual Scholarship Program

physician assistantThis is funded by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and provides over $1,000,000 in funding for those students pursuing a career in this field, doled out in chunks of $2,000.

To discover how to apply for your share of the money, visit your state chapter of the AAPA online (i.e., the Colorado Chapter, the Florida Chapter, and the Nebraska Chapter). We couldn’t find a complete listing online, so we recommend searching for the “name of your state” + “academy of physician assistants”  to find your state chapter. Applications must be made by January 15, and successful applicants will be chosen on the basis of numerous factors, which include academic performance and financial need.

The African Heritage Caucus of this same academy also awards scholarships to those minority students who are enrolled in a physician assistant program.

The Susan Vincent Memorial Scholarship

Available to residents of Maine, this $1,000 scholarshop is awarded by the Down East Association of Physician Assistants. Only 1 scholarship is provided per year, to a student training to become a PA.  According to the official regulations, applicants should “submit a brief statement detailing why she/he deserves and needs this scholarship.”

Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants (AFPPA) Scholarship

This scholarship is available to student members of the association who not surprisingly, are in their first or second year of training (students can join the AFPPA for a mere $25/year). First year students receive up to $1,000, while second year students get a little more; $1,500. Application guidelines are as follows according to the official web site…

  • Submit an essay (750 words or less) that describes your commitment to primary care medicine and how your current and past community involvement demonstrates this commitment. Also, describe efforts to support and promote the PA profession.
  • Complete the registration form and forward it to a faculty member, along with your statement. The faculty member then must complete the form and forward the registration form, faculty form, and statement from an official school e-mail address.

You can sign up to become a member of the AFPPA here, at which point you will be eligible to apply for their scholarship offerings.

Asian and Pacific Islander Physician Assistant (APIPA) Caucus Scholarships

This association awards two annual scholarships of $250 to student members who are pursuing a career as a PA. Applying is easy; simply fill in an application. You’ll need to include personal and academic information, as well as financial data and your community involvement. You must also provide a commentary (in 750 words or less) about one of the personal statements provided on the application.

More information about this scholarship can be found here, or you can call them at 917-209-4175.

Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

Run under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this goal of this program…

“…is to assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake education to enter a health profession. The HCOP program works to build diversity in the health fields by providing students from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to develop the skills needed to successfully compete, enter and graduate from health professions schools.”

While this program is not specifically for physician assistants, it can certainly be applied towards such a program. More details on the program can be found here. Often you’ll find out more information close by, like at your local university. For example, here’s the HCOP information as it pertains to the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Good luck funding your physician assistant career!

Pharmacy Technician Grants and Scholarships

Although the training required to become a pharmacy technician is relatively brief – usually a 8-12 month program is all that is necessary –  paying for school can be difficult.

This is true for everybody, but is especially so if you are a working adult with existing responsibilities (like rent, car payments, mortgage, etc). It’s hard to pay for all those things, plus your schooling.

And worst of all, you probably won’t be able to keep your job while you take your course. That all adds up to additional financial strain.

So how do you train for a better paying, more secure job?

Well, lucky for you there are numerous grant and scholarship options available to make life easier.

A little background information: Pharmacy techs play a largely administrative role in the drug store; assisting customers, answering the phones, monitoring inventory, and so on. In short they perform the sort of jobs that best leverage the pharmacist’s time. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median salary for this professional to be $28,400 or $13.65/hour. Long term job viability is very good; between the period of 2010-2020 a 32% increase in employment is expected – slightly less than 110,000 jobs.

Federal Grants

The main Federal grants (the Pell grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant or FSEOG) are avalailable to all eligible citizens to help fund their schooling, regardless of what career they happen to choose (the course muct be taught at a properly accredited institution, of course). So it doesn’t matter whether you want to become a doctor, lawyer, dentist, police officer or whatever, these funding options are available to you.

Appying for these grants is easy; just submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Complete details on where to find that form and what to expect from it can be found here.

Additionally, submitting this form will also automatically determine your eligibility for any available state grants, should that option be applicable in your area. Submitting the FAFSA is the easiest, “no-brainer” way to obtain funding for your career, and we highly recommend you do this before you do anything else.

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Job Corps

pharmacy technicianJob Corps is the US Department of Labor’s career technical training and education program. It provides free training and a monthly allowance to eligible students over 16 who meet low income requirements. Job Corps does offer a training program for pharmacy techician, so this is definitely something you will want to investigate, especially if you do not make much money.

If you want to become a pharmacy technician for free, and get paid while you train, this is the option for you!

Grants And Scholarships Specificially for Pharmacy Techs

Several associations, companies and organizations offer grants specifially for this career. These include…

Bi-Mart Pharmacy Technician Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the Bi-Mart corporation, which has over 70 stores in 3 states. This award totals $500 which is to be applied towards education costs, and between 2 and 4 are awarded each year. More details can be found here!

NCPA J.C. and Rheba Cobb Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the National Community Pharmacists Association. It is specifically to be awarded to a student pursuing a career as a pharmacy technician, and pays a one-time benefit of $2,500. Eligibility requirements are as follows; the student must registered in a full time program in this field, as well as maintain a membership in the NCPA. Applicants are judged according to a number of criteria which include academic performance and leadership qualities.

More information can be found on the official web site.

American Pharmacists Association Foundation (APhA) Scholarship Program

The APhA offers ten $1,000 scholarships annually to deserving students studying to become pharmacy technicians. To be eligible, you’ll need to be enrolled as a full time student in this field, and be a member of your local APhA student chapter. More information about this scholarship can be found online at Pharmacist.com.

General Programs for Health Related Careers

In addition to available funding options from federal sources and associatons, there are also “general” health program grants and scholarships which can be used for many healthcare related careers, including this one. Many of these are available on the state and local level, so be sure to investigate the options in your own community to see what is available (also check our listings of grants and scholarships by state to check your state’s options).

With a little luck and a bit of elbow grease, you’ll find your way to funding your new career as a pharmacy technician!

Schools, Colleges And Universities In Alabama (Part 4)

 

As mentioned in the first three pages of this list, some of the most lucrative school grants are provided by both federal and state governments, which is why your first step in the quest to obtain funding for your post secondary education is to fill in and submit the FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (more details on how to do that here!).

alabama schoolsAfter you have completed that, it makes good sense to contact the educational institutions which you are interested in attending, and inquire directly about the funding options which may be unique to that school or college.

To that end, we have compiled a list of schools in Alabama, complete with some basic background information, and a direct link to where you can obtain more information on financial aid. Remember, funding is usually limited so please do not procrastinate; contact the financial aid department of your preferred institution as soon as possible!

Oakwood University

Vital statistics: Oakwood University was established in 1896. It’s a historically black Seventh-day Adventist institution. Its main goal is to provide students with the quality Christian education to enable them to serve the community, the country and the world.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.oakwood.edu/campus-services/financial-aid

Main website address: http://www.oakwood.edu/

Main Campus Address: 7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896

Telephone Number: (256) 726-7000


Paul Mitchell the School-Huntsville

Vital statistics: Paul Mitchell School is founded by the legendary Paul Mitchell who is popular as an expert hair designer, a successful product innovator, and an educator. The school teach students to become experts in hair design and allow them to work in a personally and financially rewarding career. The school is perfect for those who dream of working in a salon, owning a salon or spa business or become professionals in the fashion industry.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://school.paulmitchell.edu/huntsville-al/financial

Main website address: http://school.paulmitchell.edu/huntsville-al/

Main Campus Address: 3810 Sullivan St Ste F, Madison, Alabama 35805

Telephone Number: (256) 464-8886


Prince Institute of Professional Studies Inc

Vital statistics: The Prince Institute, a school that offers students the possibility of a balanced life with personal and professional rewards when they finish schooling and start a career as a court reporter. Prince Institure, owned by Stenograph, LLC – a company involved in court reporting and captioning since 1938, offers both traditional on-campus learning as well as online courses.

Accredited: Yes, by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.princeinstitute.edu/admissions-financial-aid/registration

Main website address: http://www.princeinstitute.edu/

Main Campus Address: 7735 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, Alabama 36117

Telephone Number: (334) 271-1670


Reid State Technical College

Vital statistics: Reid State Technical College was started in May 3, 1963 through an Alabama State Legislature. It was established to provide students in the area an equal and greater access to post secondary education and help in the economic development of the area. The college serves the following areas: Conecuh, Monroe, and Escambia.

Accredited: Yes, by the Council on Occupational Education

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.rstc.edu/FinancialData.html

Main website address: http://www.rstc.edu/

Main Campus Address: I65 and Hwy 83, Evergreen, Alabama 36401

Telephone Number: (251) 578-1313


Remington College-Mobile Campus

Vital statistics: Remington College offers diploma and degree programs geared toward students who look for focused and hands-on training that they can use to prepare them for entry level jobs in their fields. It is typical to see these programs taking less time than traditional four year courses. Students can expect faculty and staff to provide them with caring support, let them become active and involved, and provide opportunities for achievement. In 2011 there are more than 8.700 students enrolled in Remington’s campuses across the U.S. These students come from different backgrounds, culture and age groups but share the common goal of establishing a career in their chosen field and creating a brighter future through the help of Remington College.

Accredited: Yes, by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/career-school-financial-aid/

Main website address: http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/mobile-alabama-colleges-campus

Main Campus Address: 828 Downtowner Loop W, Mobile, Alabama 36609

Telephone Number: (251) 343-8200


Samford University

Vital statistics: Samford University was started through the efforts of Alabama Baptists and initially called Howard College in 1841. Today, Samford University is the largest private university in Alabama where students will experience a close and personal relationship between the community which can only found in small colleges but at the same time offer a dynamic academic, cultural, and athletics resources offered only by large universities. The university if one of the few nationally recognized universities holding a distinct Christian mission.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.samford.edu/financialaid/

Main website address: http://www.samford.edu/

Main Campus Address: 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229-2240

Telephone Number: (205) 726-2011


Selma University

Vital statistics: Selma University was founded in 1878 through the efforts of Reverends William H. McAlpine, James A. Foster, and R. Murell. It’s goal is to prepare men and women for Christian service all over the world. Students who are interested to enroll must have evidence of having trusted Jesus as Savior and show authentic desire to do God’s will in all things.

Accredited: Yes, by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://selmauniversity.org/financialaidtest.htm

Main website address: http://selmauniversity.org/

Main Campus Address: 1501 Lapsley St, Dinkins Hall, Selma, Alabama 36701

Telephone Number: (334) 872-2533


Shelton State Community College

Vital statistics: Shelton State Community College is a broad based college that was established in 1963 as a part of a state system of public colleges. The system originated in the Alabama Trade School and Junior College Authority Act brought to life in 1963. Today Shelton State Community College offers excellent academic, career and technical education and it is among the largest two-year colleges in Alabama. It  is designated as an Historically Black College. The campus offers a warm, friendly and student centered environment giving students a chance to pursue technical training that may lead to a high paying career.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.sheltonstate.edu/financial_aid.aspx

Main website address: http://www.sheltonstate.edu/

Main Campus Address: 9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405-8522

Telephone Number: (205) 391-2211


Snead State Community College

Vital statistics: Snead State Community College is the oldest two-year college in the State of Alabama that is offering an Associate Degree program. It was founded in 1898. Today, they offer a complete college experience. The students are the most valuable asset of their community and they want their students to appreciate the quality education they will receive through their curriculum. They also want their students to experience new opportunities, create memories and meet life-long friends.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.snead.edu/index.aspx?id=126

Main website address: http://www.snead.edu/

Main Campus Address: 102 Elder Street, Boaz, Alabama 35957-0734

Telephone Number: (256) 593-5120


South University-Montgomery

Vital statistics: South University traces its roots in 1899 when Dr. John Draughon established Draughon’s Practical Business College in Savannah, Georgia. Since then it has grown and now enjoys a long standing tradition of excellence in education. The university has continued growing and it transformed from a two-year college into a University offering four year degree programs. Today South University is a recognized innovator in higher education.

Accredited: Yes, by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.southuniversity.edu/financial-aid.aspx

Main website address: http://www.southuniversity.edu/

Main Campus Address: 5355 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36116-1120

Telephone Number: (334) 395-8800


Southeastern Bible College

Vital statistics:Southeastern Bible College was started through the challenge made by the late Dr. Harry A. Ironside to a group of Christian business and professional men in 1933 to establish a Bible school to train Christian workers on the Bible. The school attained national accreditation with the Association for Biblical Higher Education in 1962. Today, Southeastern Bible College is an accredited four-year private Christian college focused on preparing students to become servant leaders for the world. They are committed to being an institution of academic and spiritual excellence.

Accredited: Yes, by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.sebc.edu/finaid/

Main website address: http://www.sebc.edu/

Main Campus Address: 2545 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35224-2083

Telephone Number: (205) 970-9200


Southeastern School of Cosmetology

Vital statistics: Southeastern School of Cosmetology’s goal is to train women and men to be the best in the field of cosmetology. Their mission is to prepare their students for the Alabama Board of Cosmetology’s Licensing exam. They provide instruction and practical training in all phases of cosmetology, manicuring, and aesthetics. They continuously strive toward the educational advancement of their students to help them prepare in today’s competitive market.

Accredited: Yes, by the Council on Occupational Education

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.southeasternschoolofcosmetology.com/

Main website address: http://www.southeasternschoolofcosmetology.com/

Main Campus Address: 849 Dennison Ave. SW, Suite 101, Birmingham, Alabama 35211-3865

Telephone Number: (205) 323-1011


Southern Union State Community College

Vital statistics: Southern Union State Community College promises students that they will experience the best in academics, technical and health science programs when they enroll in the school. The faculty made up of highly skilled and motivated professionals are dedicated to help the students learn the skills they need in the workplace. Students can expect personal attention and advice on career choices, financial aid and even job placement.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.suscc.edu/Financial_Aid.aspx

Main website address: http://www.suscc.edu/

Main Campus Address: 750 Roberts St, Wadley, Alabama 36276

Telephone Number: (256) 395-2211


Spring Hill College

Vital statistics: For those who don’t know it yet, Spring Hill College is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast, it’s the third oldest Jesuit college and the fifth oldest Catholic college in the U.S. The college is also included in the top 20 southern colleges and universities as reported by the U.S. News and World Report on America’s Best Colleges. It’s mission is to form students and turn them to responsible leaders serving others. They accept students from all religious denominations.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.shc.edu/finaid

Main website address: http://www.shc.edu/

Main Campus Address: 4000 Dauphin St, Mobile, Alabama 36608-1791

Telephone Number: (251) 380-4000


Stillman College

Vital statistics: Stillman College values tradition, excellence and vision. The driving force of the college is their goal towards excellence as manifested in their mantra of being the best, doing the best and having the best. They boast of a highly credentialed faculty, modern laboratories, well-maintained facilities, leading edge technology and even neat grounds.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.stillman.edu/financial-aid-2.html

Main website address: http://www.stillman.edu/

Main Campus Address: 3601 Stillman Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403

Telephone Number: (205) 349-4240

Schools, Colleges And Universities In Alabama (Part 3)

As mentioned in the first two pages of this list, some of the most lucrative school grants are provided by both federal and state governments, which is why your first step in the quest to obtain funding for your post secondary education is to fill in and submit the FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (more details on how to do that here!).

alabama schoolsAfter you have completed that, it makes good sense to contact the educational institutions which you are interested in attending, and inquire directly about the funding options which may be unique to that school or college.

To that end, we have compiled a list of schools in Alabama, complete with some basic background information, and a direct link to where you can obtain more information on financial aid. Remember, funding is usually limited so please do not procrastinate; contact the financial aid department of your preferred institution as soon as possible!

ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer

Vital statistics: ITT Technical Institute located at 9511 Angola Court, Indianapolis offers online courses. Online courses offered includes online MBA programs and Bachelor and Associate Degree programs in areas of information technology, drafting and design, business, criminal justice and nursing.

Accredited: Yes, by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.itt-tech.edu/fa.cfm

Main website address: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Main Campus Address: 6270 Park South Drive, Bessemer, Alabama 35022

Telephone Number: (205) 497-5700


J F Drake State Technical College

Vital statistics: J F Drake State Technical College established in 1961 was initially named the Huntsville State Vocational Technical School. Today the college provides affordable technical courses that trains students for future employment in technical, industrial and vocational careers.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.drakestate.edu/admissions/financial_aid.aspx

Main website address: http://www.drakestate.edu

Main Campus Address: 3421 Meridian St N, Huntsville, Alabama 35811

Telephone Number: (256) 539-8161


Jacksonville State University

Vital statistics: Jacksonville State University started in 1883 as a state normal school. Today JSU supports students socially, culturally and academically during their time in with the university. JSU helps students enhance their collegiate experience through co-curricular programs and activities as well. These activities promote a better quality of life to students and help them develop leadership and community responsibility.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education. http://www.jsu.edu/accreditation.html

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.jsu.edu/finaid/index.html

Main website address: http://www.jsu.edu/

Main Campus Address: 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265

Telephone Number: (256) 782-5781


James H Faulkner State Community College

Vital statistics: At James H Faulkner State Community College students can stay close to their homes and the sandy beaches of Baldwin County if they take advantage of choosing one of the three campuses located in Bay Minette, Fairhope or Gulf Shores. Faulkner State Community College offers more than 100 areas of study from Art to Zoology. They say that all courses are guaranteed by state law to transfer to any public universities in Alabama. College life for students will also be interesting with more than twenty organizations ranging from academic, leadership based and even hobby related that students can join and participate in.

Accredited: Yes, by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.faulknerstate.edu/financial-aid

Main website address: http://www.faulknerstate.edu/

Main Campus Address: 1900 US Hwy 31 S, Bay Minette, Alabama 36507-2698

Telephone Number: (251) 580-2100


Jefferson Davis Community College

Vital statistics: Jefferson Davis Community College features campuses in Brewton and Atmore. This offers students a unique educational experience through a comprehensive community college atmosphere. Class sizes are small. This allows faculty members to provide personal guidance and instructions through actual hands-on training. The College is also committed to providing training and access to the latest information technology.

Accredited: Yes, by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.jdcc.edu/index.php?action=256

Main website address: http://www.jdcc.edu/mainindex.php

Main Campus Address: 220 Alco Dr, Brewton, Alabama 36426

Telephone Number: (251) 867-4832


Jefferson State Community College

Vital statistics: Jefferson State Community College also popularly called “Jeff State” offers two year college in Alabama. The campus are located in eastern Jefferson County and another one in northern Shelby. Another one is in Pell city while the last one is in Clanton. The community college offers 120 transfer programs, 20 career programs and several certificate programs. Classes are available during the day. in the evening and are also available online. The school is popular for it’s Health and Biological Science Program. The school is also home to some of best organizations. Making sure that students will also have enough social exposure while still in the community.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.jeffstateonline.com/FinancialAid/index.aspx

Main website address: http://www.jeffstateonline.com

Main Campus Address: 2601 Carson Rd, Birmingham, Alabama 35215-3098

Telephone Number: (205) 853-1200


John C Calhoun State Community College

Vital statistics: John C. Calhoun Community College is the largest of the two year colleges in the Alabama Community College system. It is an open-admission, coeducational college that is state supported. It offers 49 associate degree programs and 52 career and certificate programs. Presently, Calhoun serves over 12,300 students.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.calhoun.edu/student_services/student_financial_services.aspx

Main website address: http://www.calhoun.edu/

Main Campus Address: 6250 U S Highway 31 N, Tanner, Alabama 35671

Telephone Number: (256) 306-2500


Judson College

Vital statistics: Judson College is the 5th oldest women’s only college in the nation. It was founded in 1838 by Baptists in Marion to educate young women in a Christian setting. The college was named after Ann Hasseltine Judson, the first American foreign female missionary. Today it remains affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention. Judson is committed to a quality, valuable education for women. The college was listed in the Top 20 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2011 in U.S. News and World report. It was recognized for having a “thoroughly engaging academic program”.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://admissions.judson.edu/apply_calc.php

Main website address: http://www.judson.edu/

Main Campus Address: 302 Bibb St, Marion, Alabama 36756

Telephone Number: (334) 683-5100


Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

Vital statistics: Lawson State Community College is a co-educational, comprehensive, public, two-year college. It seeks to provide accessible quality training and educational opportunities to students. Through this goal, they target to promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life for people in their immediate community. The college provides affordable and accessible lifelong learning opportunities and prepares students for employment or career advancement.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.lawsonstate.edu/FinancialAid/index.html

Main website address: http://www.lawsonstate.edu/

Main Campus Address: 3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35221-1717

Telephone Number: (205) 925-2515


Lurleen B Wallace Community College

Vital statistics: Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is a public, coeducational, two year institution governed by the Alabama State Board of Education. It offers career-oriented certificates and associate degrees. It also offers university transfer courses. The college provides special training for workforce development, existing business, industry, adult education and community services to their immediate community.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.lbwcc.edu/financial_aid.aspx

Main website address: http://www.lbwcc.edu

Main Campus Address: 1000 Dannelly Blvd., Andalusia, Alabama 36420-1418

Telephone Number: (334) 222-6591


Marion Military Institute

Vital statistics: Marion Military Institute (MMI) opened up it’s doors in 1842 and since then became popular as a training institution for young men and women preparing them for a successful civilian and military careers. They are able to accomplish this by providing the best education program under a conservative, disciplined environment. Their goal is to develop the student’s intellectual, physical, moral, social and leadership abilities. Today MMI have students coming from all over the nation. MMI is one of the only five Military Junior Colleges in the United States.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.marionmilitary.edu/admissions/financial-application.da

Main website address: http://www.marionmilitary.edu/

Main Campus Address: 1101 Washington St, Marion, Alabama 36756

Telephone Number: (800) 664-1842


Miles College

Vital statistics: Miles College, founded in 1898 is a senior, liberal arts, church related college that began through the efforts of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. It’s a historically black college. Today it motivates and directs its students towards holistic development that leads to intellectual, ethical, spiritual and service-oriented lives. Miles College is accredited to award Baccalaureate Degrees. It is the only four-year institution in Birmingham, Alabama designated as a member of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. It is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics higher learning institution.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.marionmilitary.edu/admissions/financial-application.da

Main website address: http://www.marionmilitary.edu/

Main Campus Address: 5500 Myron Massey Blvd, Fairfield, Alabama 35064-2621

Telephone Number: (205) 929-1000


New Beginning College of Cosmetology

Vital statistics: New Beginning College of Cosmetology is composed of a diverse set of students who are learning under the guidance of experienced teachers sharing information, practical hands on application, and allowing them to serve the community. The goal of the college is to guide students toward a brighter future through Cosmetic Arts education. The college is a privately owned and operated campus. It features a team that has over 50 years of combined experience in the cosmetology industry.

Accredited: Yes, by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.nbccosmetology.com/what_we_teach.php

Main website address: http://www.nbccosmetology.com/index.php

Main Campus Address: 509 Baltimore Avenue, Albertville, Alabama 35950-2415

Telephone Number: (256) 878-6430


Northeast Alabama Community College

Vital statistics: Northeast Alabama Community College prides itself for being among the leading community colleges in the South. They offer a comprehensive educational program that includes technical/career and academic transfer programs. Their graduates and students are consistent high scorers on nationally standardized tests and licensing examinations. Their graduates are ranked first within the Alabama Community College System in terms of job retention. NACC offers a campus where students will find plenty of friendly staff willing to help them succeed.

Accredited: Yes, by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.nacc.edu/financial/sources.htm

Main website address: http://www.nacc.edu/

Main Campus Address: 138 Highway 35, Rainsville, Alabama 35986

Telephone Number: (205) 638-4418


Northwest Shoals Community College

Vital statistics: Northwest Shoals Community College Offers two-year courses. It is a public, two-year college for higher learning that provides vocational, technical, academic and lifelong educational opportunities in the northwest Alabama Region. It’s service area includes counties of Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence and the western portion of Winston. They feature two campuses, the Shoals campus and the Phil Campbell campus.

Accredited: Yes, by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://nwscc.edu/financialaid/financialaid.html

Main website address: http://www.nwscc.edu/

Main Campus Address: 800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661

Telephone Number: (256) 331-5200


Schools, Colleges And Universities In Alabama (Part 2)

If you’ve ever wanted to start your post secondary education but can’t afford it there’s good news for you, lucrative school grants are provided by federal and state governments for students like you. And your first step in the quest to obtain funding for your post secondary education is to fill in and submit the FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (more details on how to do that here!).

alabama schoolsAfter you have completed that, it makes good sense to contact the educational institutions which you are interested in attending, and inquire directly about the funding options which may be unique to that school or college.

To that end, here’s the second part of the list we have compiled of schools in Alabama, complete with some basic background information, and a direct link to where you can obtain more information on financial aid. Remember, funding is usually limited so please do not procrastinate; contact the financial aid department of your preferred institution as soon as possible!

Concordia College Alabama

Vital statistics: Concordia College of Alabama operated by the Lutheran Church-Missouri is one of the ten schools under the Concordia University System with campuses in the United States and Canada. Concordia is the catalyst behind several success stories. Their alumni are among those who are leaders in education, business and public life. Their goal is to provide students with education that they can use to be successful in their careers, as servant leaders in the church, in their community and the world.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.ccal.edu/financial-aid

Main website address: http://www.ccal.edu

Main Campus Address: 1712 Broad Street, Selma, Alabama 36701

Telephone Number: (334) 874-5700


Enterprise State Community College

Vital statistics: Enterprise State Community College was established in 1963 as one of the twelve state junior colleges. On September 25, 1965, the college registered the first freshman class of 256 students. In 1983 the college started offering credit courses and non-credit short courses at the Fort Rucker site. Today the campus has grown and now features 7 modern buildings on a beautiful landscaped site. The college is also now a part of the top 120 community college in the nation.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.escc.edu/index.php/financial-aid/contact

Main website address: http://www.escc.edu

Main Campus Address: 600 Plaza Drive, Enterprise, Alabama 36330-1300

Telephone Number: (334) 347-2623


Faulkner University

Vital statistics: Faulker University was first started by Dr. Rex Turner, Dr. Leonard Johnson and Joe Greer as a Bible college. It initially provided preacher training and education based on the scriptures. Through the years the school grew and evolved. In 1953 it was renamed Alabama Christian College and once again renamed in 1985 as Faulker University in honor of Dr. James Faulkner. Today, the university is home to five colleges including the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. The campus also grew and now includes new buildings, new dorm rooms and apartments, student multiplex, several sports complexes. The university is proud of it’s continuing role as a dynamic part of the community.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.faulkner.edu/finaid/default.aspx

Main website address: http://www.faulkner.edu

Main Campus Address: 5345 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, Alabama 36109-3378

Telephone Number: (334) 347-2623


Fortis College School of Cosmetology

Vital statistics: Fortis College features a student-faculty ratio that allows students to have personal attention and interaction with their instructors. They can experience a setting where they can ask questions and learn essential skills through close interaction. Students at Fortis can experience interactions with career service advisors, connections with employers, career databases and other resources to make sure students are matched with job opportunities.

Accredited: Yes, by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.fortis.edu/admissions/financial-aid.aspx

Main website address: http://www.fortis.edu/

Main Campus Address: 300-F Azalea Rd, Mobile, Alabama 36609

Telephone Number: (251) 342-3230


Columbia Southern University

Vital statistics: Columbia Southern University is a completely online university. It’s goal is to meet the demand for an alternative to traditional on-campus learning. All of the degree programs are offered wholly online. It gives the students the flexibility to fit their learning schedules around their career and family responsibilities. CSU delivers access to all course assignments, online forums, web lectures, interactive software, and audio visual examples 24 hours everyday.

Accredited: Yes, by the Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.columbiasouthern.edu/Financial/Office-of-Financial-Aid/Federal-Aid

Main website address: http://www.columbiasouthern.edu/

Main Campus Address: 21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561-9000

Telephone Number: (251) 981-3771


Community College of the Air Force

Vital statistics: Community College of Air Force is a federally chartered degree granting institution serving the United States Air Force’s enlisted total force. They partner with over 90 affiliated Air Force Schools, 82 education service offices located worldwide and more than 1,500 civilian academic institutions to serve the more than 320,000 active, guard and reserve enlisted personnel. This makes the CCAF the world’s largest community college system.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/academics/prospective.asp

Main website address: http://www.au.af.mil/au/index.asp

Main Campus Address: 100 S Turner Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama 36114-3011

Telephone Number: (334) 649-5000


Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Vital statistics: Chattahoochee Valley Community College presently registers over 2000 students at the CVCC’s Phenix City campus while another group of students attend classes at it’s Fort Benning and other off-campus sites. Yearly, hundreds of their students take on Workforce Development initiatives. Their history includes excellence in basketball, baseball and softball. They attract talented athletes from high schools everywhere. Several alums earned Major League Baseball contracts. The college also features student organizations that allows students to enhance their leadership skills and capacity to serve their community.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.cv.edu/content/view/98/108/

Main website address: http://www.cv.edu

Main Campus Address: 2602 College Drive, Phenix City, Alabama 36869

Telephone Number: (334) 291-4900


Gadsden State Community College

Vital statistics: Gadsden State Community College boast of an affordable education with a course of study that challenges and enlightens students. They also provide an exciting campus life filled with lots of new friends. GSCC boast of 6 compuses in the Northeast Alabama State. It is within a short drive for thousands of students in the area. They offer associate degree as well as four year college.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/current-students/financial-aid/index.php

Main website address: http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/

Main Campus Address: 1001 George Wallace Dr. Gadsden, AL 35903

Telephone Number: (334) 983-3521


George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan

Vital statistics: George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan recognizes technology and how it changed education. During the last couple of years their distance learning program experienced rapid growth. They launched the program with 7 internet courses in 2001 and today they now have nearly 50 online courses for students who have personal and family obligations but are still motivated to fit proper education in their busy schedules.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.wallace.edu/enrollment/financial_aid.htm

Main website address: http://www.wallace.edu/

Main Campus Address: 1141 Wallace Drive, Dothan, AL  36303-0943

Telephone Number: (256) 549-8200


H Councill Trenholm State Technical College

Vital statistics: H Councill Trenholm State Technical College grants associate degree with the goal to provide accessible educational opportunities that includes credit and non-credit courses and certificates. The college also helps the students in career preparation, advancement, and life-long learning as well. They help in promoting economic growth and help enhance the quality of life for the community in Central Alabama.

Accredited: Yes, by the Council on Occupational Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.trenholmstate.edu/index.php?id=financialaid

Main website address: http://www.trenholmstate.edu/

Main Campus Address: 1225 Air Base Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama 36108-3199

Telephone Number: (334) 420-4200


The Hair Academy

Vital statistics: The Hair Academy helps process financial aid for students who qualify. The academy strives for excellence and their mission is to enroll students who are motivated and passionate about cosmetology, aesthetics, and nail technology. They provide excellent training that ensures students receive the knowledge necessary to pass the Alabama Board of Cosmetology Examination.

Accredited: Yes, by the Council on Occupational Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.thehairacademyllc.com/index.php

Main website address: http://www.thehairacademyllc.com

Main Campus Address: 3150 McGehee Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36111-2201

Telephone Number: (334) 281-0411


Heritage Christian University

Vital statistics: Heritage Christian University is an institution that provides education which is centered on the scriptures. It is a well-rounded education that promotes spiritual growth and prepares the student to become communicators of the gospel. Nearing it’s 40th year of operation, the university has been educating men and women and preparing them to become effective in communicating the gospel. They take the command of Christ to “go unto the world” seriously.

Accredited: Yes, by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation the Council on Occupational Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.hcu.edu/financialaid

Main website address: http://www.hcu.edu/

Main Campus Address: 3625 Helton Dr, Florence, Alabama 35630-9977

Telephone Number: (256) 766-6610


Herzing University-Birmingham

Vital statistics: Herzing University located in Homewood, Birmingham features modern computer laboratories, electronics labs, lecture rooms, library and a resource center built to enable students to receive the tools necessary for them to start a career in their fields. The Herzing Birmingham University is a 40,000-square-foot building that was purchased in 1994, completely rebuilt to provide enough facilities as a modern educational center. Classrooms can accomodate up to 48 students but average class size is between 20 to 30 students.

Accredited: Yes, by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.herzing.edu/financial-aid

Main website address: http://www.herzing.edu/

Main Campus Address: 280 West Valley Ave, Birmingham, Alabama 35209

Telephone Number: (205) 916-2800


Huntingdon College

Vital statistics: Huntingdon College initially started in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1854 but then moved to Montgomery in 1909. The motto of the college is “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.” The college is located in a 67-acre campus featuring safe and beautiful residential neighborhood in Montgomery. There are an estimated 1,100 students entrolled in traditional and adult degree completion programs. Student-Faculty ratio is 15 to 1 and gender ratio is 50-50. Average size class is 20.

Accredited: Yes, by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.huntingdon.edu/adultLearning.aspx?id=1166

Main website address: http://www.huntingdon.edu/

Main Campus Address: 1500 East Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36106-2148

Telephone Number: (334) 833-4222


Huntsville Bible College

Vital statistics: Huntsville Bible College founded in 1986 by the Mallard Creek Primitive Baptist Association and located in the Syler Tabernacle building in Oakwood Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama, the college offers certificate in Biblical Studies, Associate of Arts degree, Bachelor of Arts degrees, and a Bachelor of Theology degree.

Accredited: Yes, by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://app.razorplanet.com/acct/40856-7625/tmpl/index.php?nid=29108&s=mn&preview=true

Main website address: http://www.hbc1.edu/

Main Campus Address: 904 Oakwood Ave, Huntsville, Alabama 35811-1632

Telephone Number: (256) 539-0834


Schools, Colleges And Universities In Alabama

As you know, some of the most lucrative school grants are provided by both federal and state governments, which is why your first step in the quest to obtain funding for your post secondary education is to fill in and submit the FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (more details on how to do that here!).

alabama schoolsAfter you have completed that, it makes good sense to contact the educational institutions which you are interested in attending, and inquire directly about the funding options which may be unique to that school or college.

To that end, we have compiled a list of schools in Alabama, complete with some basic background information, and a direct link to where you can obtain more information on financial aid. Remember, funding is usually limited so please do not procrastinate; contact the financial aid department of your preferred institution as soon as possible!

Alabama A & M University

Vital statistics: Founded in 1875, the Alabama Agricultural and Mechnical University is a “historically black university“; this term refers to “institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the black community.” This university boasts a 20:1 student-faculty ratio, with more than 75% of available courses having 40 enrolled students or less. This school offers 41 Baccalaureate degrees, 23 Master’s, 1 EdS and 4 doctoral degrees.

Accredited: Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, available at: http://www.aamu.edu/Admissions/fincialaid/Pages/default.aspx

Main website address: http://www.aamu.edu/

Main Campus Address: 4900 Meridian Street, Normal, Alabama 35762

Telephone Number: (256) 372-5000


Alabama Southern Community College

Vital statistics: The Alabama Southern Community College operates in the Southwest Alabama. It was formed in 1991 by the merger of Patrick Henry Junior College and Hobson State Technical College. The Thomasville campus houses the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum. Alabama Southern is said to have reinvented the community college and added a refreshing change to American education. It is a state-supported, fully accredited, comprehensive two-year college. Alabama Southern caters many of the same courses available at major universities at a very low cost.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://www.ascc.edu/?DivisionID=2365&DepartmentID=2297

Main website address: http://www.ascc.edu/

Main Campus Address: 2800 South Alabama Avenue, Monroeville, Alabama 36460

Telephone Number: (251) 575-3156


Alabama State College of Barber Styling

Vital statistics: Alabama State College of Barber Styling first opened it’s doors in January 1975. It was originally located at 125 Roebuck Plaza Drive. It was then managed by partners Donald Mathews and William B. Smith. In July of 1978 William B. Smith parted ways and Donald Mathews became the sole owner of the college. At present the school is located at 753 Main Street Gardendale, AL.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp

Main website address: http://www.ascbs.edu

Main Campus Address: 753 Main Street, Gardendale, Alabama 35071

Telephone Number: (205) 631-8898


Alabama State University

Vital statistics: Alabama State University (ASU) is home to the 7,400 seat ASU Acadome; the Levi Watkins Learning Center; the John L. Buskey Health Sciences Center; the Gross Anatomy Lab and several more state-of-the-art learning facilities. However they understand that what happens outside the classroom is as important in real life learning and so the more than 5,600 students in the institution also enjoy the vibrant campus community where they can build life-long friends and find enough social engagements provided by the more than 70 clubs and organizations that includes fraternities, sororities and 18 intercollegiate sports. Students can also expect personal attention, mentoring, and encouragement from the faculty with the 20 to 1 student-faculty ratio.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://www.alasu.edu/cost-aid/index.aspx

Main website address: http://www.alasu.edu

Main Campus Address: 915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104-0271

Telephone Number: (334) 229-4400


Amridge University

Vital statistics: Amridge University an affiliate of the Churches of Christ is an accredited, coeducational, non-profit and private university. Its main campus is located at Montgomery, Alabama. It was initially founded as the Alabama Christian School of Religion in 1967 with the goal to train ministers in the Bible and Christian Counseling. Today Amridge has expanded its curricula to include other degrees but the Christian value is very much alive in the school with events like the Preachers Camp and the Spiritual Enrichment Forums.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://www.amridgeuniversity.edu/au_incentives.html

Main website address: http://www.amridgeuniversity.edu

Main Campus Address: 1200 Taylor Rd, Montgomery, Alabama 36117-3553

Telephone Number: (334) 387-7000


Athens State University

Vital statistics: Athens State University is currently the only two-year upper level university in the state of Alabama. It offers thirty-three majors to junior and senior students. Athens State University started in 1822 as an all female academy appropriately named Athens Female Academy. In 1842, the Methodist Church took over and renamed it to Athens Female Institute. In 1931, when it became coeducational, they changed the name to Athens College. In 1974 the state of Alabama took control and the college became known as Athens State College and later in 1998 into Athens State University.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://www.athens.edu/financial/starttofinish.php

Main website address: www.athens.edu

Main Campus Address: 300 N Beaty St, Athens, Alabama 35611

Telephone Number: (256) 233-8100



Auburn University

Vital statistics: Auburn University, a public university in Auburn, Alabama is one of the largest universities in the state with an estimated population of over 25,000 students and 1,200 faculty members (bringing the student-faculty ratio at 20 to1). Max Adams Morris a recipient of the Carnegie Hero Fund and a multi-awarded U.S. Army Major who was killed in the Korean War in the 50’s is among those who graduated in the school and one of the graduates who the school is really honored with.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://www.auburn.edu/administration/business_office/finaid/

Main website address: www.auburn.edu

Main Campus Address: Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

Telephone Number: (334) 844-4000



Auburn University At Montgomery

Vital statistics: Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama is a coeducational public university. It is governed by the Auburn University Board of Trustees and is a branch campus of Auburn University. During the school year 2008-2009 there were a total of 4,686 undergraduate and 869 graduate students enrolled. The student body gender distribution is 64 percent female and 36 percent male. Majority of the students are white at 58 percent while 33 percent makes up the black, 2 percent the Asian and 1 percent Hispanic. AUM enrolls over 10,000 students annually on it’s continuing education programs that include certificate programs, corporate education, community education, computer learning, languages, online training and youth programs.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://www.aum.edu/admissions/financial-information/financial-aid

Main website address: http://www.aum.edu

Main Campus Address: 7440 East Drive, Montgomery, Alabama 36117-3596

Telephone Number: (334) 244-3000



Beville State Community College

Vital statistics: Bevill State Community College serves a seven-county region with over one-quarter million people. Located in Sumiton, Alabama, the college enrolls over 3,986 students annually and has been granted accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1994. Presently, the college has four campuses and two centers namely: the Fayette Campus, Hamilton Campus, the Jasper Campus, the Sumiton Campus, the Pickens Center and the Mount Olive Center.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://www.bscc.edu/financialaid/

Main website address: http://www.bscc.edu

Main Campus Address: 1411 Indiana Avenue, Jasper, Alabama 35501

Telephone Number: (205) 387-0511



Birmingham Southern College

Vital statistics: Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) located in Birmingham, Alabama is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It serves approximately 1,400 students from 30 states, some students even come from 23 different countries. BSC boast of a 12 to 1 student-faculty ratio allowing close guidance and mentoring for students. 98% of full-time faculty hold a doctorate or the highest degree in the field.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://www.bsc.edu/fa/index.cfm

Main website address: http://www.bsc.edu

Main Campus Address: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35254

Telephone Number: (205) 226-4600


 

Bishop State Community College

Vital statistics: Bishop State Community College, a branch of Alabama State College of Montgomery was founded in 1927. During the first 9 years of its operations the college offered extension courses for teachers during the summer. Things started improving in 1936 when the two-year college was established. In 1965 the school was renamed Alabama State College Branch Mobile Center and once again renamed to Mobile State Junior College that same year. In 1971 it was renamed to S.D. Bishop State Junior College and in 1989 to Bishop State Community College. At present the college is a consolidation of the Southwest State Technical College and Carver State Technical College through a 1991 move by the Alabama State Board of Education.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission On Colleges (SACSCOC), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://www.bishop.edu/financialaid.html

Main website address: http://www.bishop.edu

Main Campus Address: 351 North Broad Street, Mobile, Alabama 36603-5898

Telephone Number: (251) 405-7000


Blue Cliff Career College

Vital statistics: Blue Cliff Career College is accredited by the nationally recognized Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). ACCSCT is listed in the U.S. Department of Education as an accrediting agency. At Blue Cliff Career College, students can learn Massage Therapy, Cosmetology, and Esthetician Programs.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://www.blue.edu/financial-assistance.php

Main website address: http://www.blue.edu

Main Campus Address: 2970 Cottage Hill Rd., Suite 175, Mobile, Alabama 36606

Telephone Number: (251) 473-2220


Brown Mackie College-Birmingham

Vital statistics: Brown Mackie College offers 25 locations nationwide with 5 career-focused areas study. The Brown Mackie Birmingham Campus gives students a chance to pursue college education in a city booming with opportunities. Located in Central Alabama, Birmingham provides an ideal setting for a career-focused college. Situated in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian, Birmingham offers nationally recognized dining, shopping, and world-class attractions.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://www.brownmackie.edu/admissions/financial-aid.aspx

Main website address: http://www.brownmackie.edu/

Main Campus Address: 105 Vulcan Road, Suite 400, Birmingham, Alabama 35209-4701

Telephone Number: (205) 909-1500


Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound

Vital statistics: The Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound (CVIU) is the first fully accredited Ultrasound Institute in the United States to separate cardiac and vascular ultrasound from general diagnostic ultrasound. CVIU offers an in-depth and highly specialized study in cardiac and vascular ultrasound. Specialization allows CVIU students to gain a better chance at employment.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://ultrasound.edu/tuition/index.php

Main website address: http://ultrasound.edu

Main Campus Address: 2936 North McVay Drive, Mobile, Alabama 36606

Telephone Number: (251) 433-1600


Central Alabama Community College

Vital statistics: Central Alabama Community College (CACC) located in Alexander City, Alabama is a two-year institution for higher learning. The college serves 2,177 students and is an accredited institution. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredited CACC since 1969. Today the college has 3 campuses namely; the Alexander City Campus, the Childersburg Campus and the Talladega Center.

Accredited:  Yes, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is fully recognized by the US Board of Education.

Financial aid information: Yes, Available at : http://www.cacc.edu/index.php?submenu=Financial_Aid&src=gendocs&ref=Financial%20Aid&category=Financial%20Aid

Main website address: http://www.cacc.edu/

Main Campus Address: 1675 Cherokee Rd, Alexander City, Alabama 35010

Telephone Number: (256) 234-6346


 

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