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At the Academy, we understand that your success in this industry boils down to two factors:
First, you need access to quality education. Second, you need affordable tuition opportunities.
You want to make responsible financial choices for you and your family and we are here to help.
Estimated Financial Plan
The first step to affordable tuition is to create an estimated financial plan. Follow these easy steps to get a better understanding about what opportunities are available to help you fund your education.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using our school code: 040375
- Once we receive your FAFSA information, your Financial Aid representative will reach out to you via email. We are here to help so feel free to respond with any questions you have!
- Request an Estimated Financial Plan to see a breakdown of the grants and loans available to help you start your new journey.
*Students who have submitted Enrollment Applications will be processed first.
General eligibility requirements include that you have financial need, are a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, and are enrolled in an eligible program.
To find a comprehensive list of eligibility requirements, click here.
How to get started with the FAFSA:
- Create an account
- Gather necessary documents, including:
- Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number (if not a U.S. Citizen)
- Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned
- Bank statements and investment information (if applicable)
- Click here to begin your FAFSA application
- If you run into any trouble, find answers here, or contact our Financial Aid Department
Grants & Loans
Want to know what types of assistance you may qualify for?
Pell Grant: Funds paid directly to AOHD that do not require repayment
Direct Federal Student Loan: Funds paid to AOHD that DO require repayment
Here are three of the most common loans used by students:
Subsidized: used for students who have qualifying financial need
Unsubsidized: used for students regardless of financial need
PLUS: unsubsidized loans for the parents of dependent students and for graduate/professional students
Vocational Rehabilitation: Funds used to help qualifying individuals with physical or mental impairments receive job training through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Veterans Administration (VA) Tuition Supplementation: Education benefits paid to qualified students, or the family members of qualified individuals, who have served in the armed forces
Missouri Career Center Tuition Supplementation: Education benefits paid to qualified students through the Missouri Division of Workforce Development
Vocational Rehabilitation: Funds used to help qualifying individuals with physical or mental impairments receive job training through the Texas Workforce Commission.
Veterans Administration (VA) Tuition Supplementation: Education benefits paid to qualified students, or the family members of qualified individuals, who have served in the armed forces.