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Financial Aid Questions

The Chef’s Academy at Harrison College offers many options to help you pay for college, but we understand that tuition costs and other expenses can become overwhelming.

With our help, you can find the solution that works for you, so you can pursue your dreams of working in the culinary industry without financial issues holding you back. We are here to answer your financial aid questions about scholarships, grants, loans and more. If you would like to speak with someone over the phone or set up a meeting to discuss financial aid options that are right for you, contact a financial aid analyst or call 800.919.2500.

"The financial aid process, it can be complicated. But the folks at Harrison make it seamless for you. They walk you through every step, every process. You don't leave the appointment questioning anything." Ashley, Student
Ashley, Student

What is financial aid?

Financial aid is any money you receive from an outside source to help pay for your education. There are many types of financial aid and qualifications for receiving certain types of aid. Some types of financial aid that students at The Chef’s Academy may be eligible for include grants, scholarships, loans and federal work-study programs.

Find out if you are eligible for scholarships, grants and loans to help you pay for college.

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How do I get financial aid?

A number of financial aid opportunities are available, and we are here to assist you in finding the best financial aid program to suit your needs. By filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you can begin the process of finding out if you are eligible for financial aid. The next step in the process may be to explore the resources on our financial aid page or speak with one of our financial aid analysts.

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What is a work-study program?

Work-study programs allow students to work while enrolled in school to pay for various expenses. Students may be eligible to earn $10 per hour to help pay for college expenses, but you must meet certain criteria in order to qualify.

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How do I get a scholarship for college?

You can obtain scholarships through a number of different methods and providers; however, the types of scholarships available to you vary depending on factors such as income, field of study, gender and race. While there are federal scholarships, The Chef’s Academy also offers its own scholarships, such as:

Visit the scholarships page to learn more.

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What are grants?

Just like scholarships, grants are offered to students based on certain factors of eligibility, and you do not have to pay back money you receive from grants. The federal government offers a number of different grants to help students pay for college. In order to find out if you are eligible for these, your first step will be to fill out the FAFSA

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How do I get student loans for college?

Like scholarships, there are a few ways to obtain loans, different lenders you can obtain them from and varying qualifications for each. Remember, you are responsible for paying back money you receive during the coarse of a loan. Depending on the type of loan you receive, you may have to begin paying back a certain amount early in your college career, or you might be able to finish school before you begin paying back your loan. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about student loans.

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How do student loans work?

Taking out a student loan means that you borrow money to pay for college, and for federal loans, you repay the lender once you graduate or stop attending The Chef’s Academy. However, there is much more to the loan process you should be aware of before taking out any student loans. Make sure to research your options and speak with one of our financial aid analysts for clarification. A loan is not something you should jump into without exploring the many options available to you, including scholarships and grants.

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Where do I apply for student loans?

Most student loans are issued by the U.S. government and the process starts by completing the FAFSA. You can receive loans from private lenders as well, but these loans must also be paid back. Interest rates, the amount of money you must pay lenders on top of repaying the full amount of your loan, also vary. 

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How much does college cost?

There is no definite answer to this question, as each student’s college fees depend on various factors such as area of study, financial aid received, full-time or part-time status and more. If you are interested in estimating what your college costs may be at The Chef’s Academy, use our Net Price Calculator, or speak with a financial aid analyst for more accurate details.

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