2015-2016 Catalog
Financial Aid Services
  • Prior to enrolling at Kaplan University, you are encouraged to explore all options available for financing your education including employer or military tuition assistance or reimbursement, veterans benefits, and financial aid funding through state and federal agencies. Financial aid information and application assistance is provided by the University Financial Aid Office to help you understand your options.

    If you receive loans to pay for your course of instruction, it is your responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan, plus interest, less the amount of any refund. Defaulting on loans guaranteed or reinsured by the state or federal government could result in damage to credit ratings, loss of eligibility for future student loans and other forms of financial aid, loss of deferment and monthly payment options, withholding of state and federal income tax refunds, initiation of court action, and garnishment of wages.

    Additional information on eligibility requirements, alternate financing, amounts available, interest rates, scholarships, and repayment schedules is available from the Financial Aid Office.

    You may be eligible for third-party funding sources from outside agencies and are encouraged to seek out such funding and familiarize yourself with the policies of such agencies. Although the University will assist you in completing the necessary forms and will provide any required information to the agency, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure the agency's requirements are met.

    Some alternative loans are only available to pay any direct tuition charges that are not covered by federal, state, or institutional funding. You are encouraged to take advantage of federal Title IV funding before applying to alternative loan programs. You and, when applicable, your parents have the right and ability to choose any lender you wish, and the University does not require that any loans be obtained from any particular lender or source.

    The University is approved for the below loans and grants.

  • Federal Grants (Undergraduate Only) +
    • Federal Pell Grant Program
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program
    State Grants (Undergraduate Only) +
    • Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (AzLEAP) (Arizona residents)
    • Florida Scholarship for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Servicemembers (Florida residents)
    • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program (Florida residents)
    • Florida Post-Secondary Student Assistance Grant (Florida residents)
    • Florida Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund (Florida residents)
    • State of Iowa Scholarship Program (Iowa residents)
    • Iowa Tuition Grant (Iowa residents)
    • Iowa Grant (Iowa residents)
    • Iowa National Guard (Iowa residents)
    • Maine State Grant (Maine residents—onsite only)
    • Nebraska State Grant (Nebraska state residents—onsite only)
    • Vermont State Grant (Vermont residents)


    Other Grants (Undergraduate Only) +
    •  President’s Grant
    Loans (Available to All Students, Subject to Eligibility Requirements) +
    • Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan (Undergraduate Only)
    • Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan
    • Federal PLUS Loan
    • Alternative Loans
    Work Study (Undergraduate Only) +
    • Federal Work Study Program
    • State Work Study Program
    Other Agencies or Programs (Undergraduate and Graduate) +
    • Promise Jobs
    • Veterans Administration Benefits
    • Workforce Investment Act*
    • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
    • Canadian financial assistance may be available to those who qualify

  • *The University may be eligible to be an approved training provider for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) student aid. You must contact your local WIA One-Stop Centers or your Local Workforce Investment Board to determine training program eligibility.