Student Loans, Grants, And Discounts
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At Rasmussen College, we understand that your higher education is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life. We work to help you make your investment more affordable and successful.
You have many options for financing your college education. Whether you choose to take advantage of loans, grants, or tuition discounts, opportunities are available to you through federal and state agencies, and at Rasmussen College, we offer several grants and tuition discounts to qualifying students.
Click on the tabs below to learn more about opportunities to help finance your college degree and make your higher education investment successful.
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- Federal Funding
- State Funding
- Code of Conduct
Rasmussen College Student Grants and Tuition Discounts
Learning Innovation Grant
The Rasmussen College Learning Innovation Grant is for incoming students who enroll in Flex Choice® Competency-Based Education (CBE) programs with an enrollment start date of January 2017 or later. Rasmussen College will grant a maximum of $1,650. For students starting in Flex Choice CBE programs between January 2017 and July 2017, these grants will be awarded in quarterly increments of $275 per quarter beginning in the student’s third full quarter of enrollment at Rasmussen College. For students starting in Flex Choice CBE programs beginning in August of 2017, the grant will awarded upon successful completion of the academic program.
See Eligibility Requirements
Fast-track Tuition Discount
Students taking sixteen or more credits shall only be charged for sixteen credits. For every course taken beyond four courses, students will only be assessed a $175 course resource and technology fee and a $10 fee per textbook for each faculty-led course. See course catalog for textbook opt-out policy.
Part-time students employed by a Rasmussen College corporate partner are eligible for a 10% tuition discount.
All current and retired military personnel, as well as veterans, enrolling in a degree, Diploma, or Certificate program are eligible for a 10% tuition discount. Rasmussen College also extends the 10% discount to the spouse and dependents, age 18-21, of any service member on active duty.² This discount applies to part-time students.
¹ Students cannot receive both corporate and military discounts.
² In order to qualify for the discount, all admission requirements must be completed, and enrolling students must provide proof of service by submitting an actual or faxed copy of their military ID card, including expiration date. Retired military personnel must provide valid military retiree ID or DD 214 form. Spouses and dependents must provide an actual or faxed copy of their dependent military ID card, which includes an expiration date.
Learning Innovation Grant - Overview
The Rasmussen College Learning Innovation Grant is available to incoming students who enroll in Flex Choice® Competency-Based Education (CBE) programs starting in January 2017 or later. The maximum grant amount is $1,650.
- For students starting in Flex Choice CBE programs between January 2017 and July 2017, the grant is awarded in quarterly increments of $275/quarter beginning in the student’s third full quarter of enrollment at Rasmussen College.
- For students starting in Flex Choice CBE programs beginning in August of 2017, the grant will awarded upon successful completion of the academic program.
Rasmussen College Learning Innovation Grant Eligibility:
- Eligibility is determined by enrollment in a Flex Choice Competency-Based program with an enrollment start date of January 2017 or later.
- Students transferring from any program, including the same-named program under a prior catalog version which is not a Flex Choice Competency-Based Education program, are not eligible for the grant.
- Re-entering students returning with a re-entry date of January 2017 or later are eligible for the grant.
- Employees of Rasmussen College, Inc. and their family members are not eligible for the grant.
- All applicable Rasmussen College admissions requirements, including program-specific requirements must be met to be eligible.
Learning Innovation Grant Conditions:
Total grant will not exceed $1,650 for any individual student irrespective of number of re-enrollments, stop-outs or other scenarios that occur during a student’s period of enrollment at Rasmussen College and the existence of this grant program.
The grant award is non-transferable, and no substitution or cash equivalent is allowed.
Rasmussen College and its agents assume no responsibility for damages, losses, or injury resulting from acceptance or use of the grant award. Taxes and fees, if any, are the sole responsibility of the grantee.
This grant is offered by Rasmussen College, and is open to eligible incoming students enrolling only in Flex Choice Competency-Based programs. This offer is void wherever prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Grant recipients starting in Flex Choice CBE programs between January 2017 and July 2017 who transfer credits from a previous college with fewer than 6 quarters of enrollment prior to graduating from Rasmussen College receive the full grant upon successful completion of the academic program.
Grant recipients may be eligible for additional Rasmussen College discounts, grants, and scholarships.
Students must meet all general college and program specific requirements, along with all applicable continuing academic, programmatic, and credit load requirements. See your local Rasmussen College campus or rasmussen.edu for complete set of eligibility requirements and academic standards.
|Learning Innovation Grant: January 2017-July 2017||Learning Innovation Grant: August 2017-Current|
|School of Business bachelor completer CBE programs||$1,650 total grant awarded in quarterly increments of $275 per quarter beginning in the student’s third full quarter.||$1,650 total grant awarded upon successful completion of academic program.|
|Health & Wellness bachelor completer CBE program||N/A||$1,000 total grant awarded upon successful completion of academic program.|
|Earl Childhood Education Leadership bachelor completer CBE program||N/A||$1,000 total grant awarded upon successful completion of academic program.|
Federal Loans and Grants
The United States federal government offers college students several types of loans and grants to those who qualify. These loans and grants are one resource to help you finance your higher education.
Federal Direct Subsidized Loans
These loans do not accrue interest while you are attending school at least half-time. Refer to your college catalog for loan limits.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
These loans accrue interest at a low rate while you are attending school at least half-time. Refer to your college catalog for loan limits.
Federal Direct PLUS loans
These loans are borrowed by a parent for his or her dependent son or daughter. Refer to your college catalog for loan limits.
Federal Pell Grant Program
This grant is based on financial need of the applicant. Refer to your college catalog for possible amounts per year.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
This grant is based on financial need awarded by the institution. Notification is made by the College regarding eligibility. Refer to your college catalog for possible amounts per year.
Funding is also available at the state level and varies by state. For more information about the state funding available in your state, complete the form on the right and we will contact you shortly to discuss the opportunities available to you.
Code of Conduct for Educational Loans
The Higher Education Act (HEA) requires colleges to develop, administer and enforce a code of conduct in governing education loan activities. Such activities are associated to any loan made, insured or guaranteed under the Federal Direct Loan (FDL) program or any other private educational loan. A private loan is not written under the Title IV provisions of the HEA and is issued to a borrower for postsecondary educational expenses, regardless of whether the loan is provided through the institution or from the lender directly to the borrower. All employees of Rasmussen College must comply with this written code of conduct. The policy will be reviewed and updated annually.
Any officer, employee or agent of Rasmussen College employed in Student Financial Services or who has responsibilities with respect to educational loans must not solicit or accept ANY gift from a private educational loan lender, servicer or guarantor. A gift is described as a gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan or any other item having monetary value of more than a nominal amount (although this amount is undefined in federal law or the ED regulations, Rasmussen College defines this amount as $10). Examples of permissible gifts include, but are not limited to, small office supplies such as pens, notebooks, rulers, calculators and other small office supply items. Employees are exempt from the solicitation rule only if the gifts in question above the limit are also being offered to the general public in a setting such as a conference.
Rasmussen College will not accept philanthropic contributions from a lender, lender servicer or guarantor that are related to the educational loans provided by the lender, lender servicer or guarantor to Rasmussen College or that are made in exchange for any advantage related to educational loans.
Advisory Councils/Board of Directors
A Rasmussen College officer, employee or agent who is employed in Student Financial Services or who otherwise has direct responsibilities with respect to educational loans will not serve on or otherwise participate in an advisory council or Board of Directors established by any lender, a group of lenders or a lender’s affiliate. In addition, Rasmussen College will not permit a lender’s or guarantor’s employee or agent to be identified as an employee, representative or agent of the College.
Consulting, Contractual and Revenue Sharing Arrangements
Any officer, employee or agent of Rasmussen College that is employed in Student Financial Services or who has direct responsibilities with respect to educational loans will not accept from any lender or its affiliate any fee, payment or other financial benefit as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide services to or on behalf of the lender. This includes the opportunity to purchase stock on any venue other than free market terms. In addition, Rasmussen officers, employees or agents will not solicit or accept a fee, revenue or profit sharing or other materials in exchange for Rasmussen College recommending the lender or its products.
Rasmussen College may request and accept assistance from a lender or guarantor in conducting in-person entrance and exit loan counseling as long as the staff of the College is in control of the counseling and the lender/guarantor does not promote a specific lender’s products or services. A guarantor may promote benefits under other federal and state programs that the guarantor administers. Rasmussen College may request and use materials, presentation or online loan counseling resources, but the materials must disclose the identity of the entity and must not promote their specific products.
Opportunity Pools and Loan Cost Payment Prohibition
An opportunity pool means an educational loan made by a private lender to a borrower that Rasmussen College guarantees in any manner or that involves Rasmussen directly or indirectly paying points, premiums, payments, additional interest or other financial support to the lender for the purpose of that lender extending credit to the borrower. Rasmussen College will not solicit or accept from any lender any opportunity pool to be used for private educational loans in exchange for concessions or promises to the lender that Rasmussen will deliver a specified number of loans, loan volume or, if applicable, a preferred lender arrangement. In addition, the College will not make interest payments to a federal or private loan lender to lower costs for educational loan borrowers or to prevent default.
Rasmussen College will not permit a private lender to use the name, emblem, mascot, logo, other words, pictures or symbols readily identified with the College in the marketing of private educational loans to Rasmussen students or parents in a way that implies that Rasmussen College endorses the lender’s private educational loans.
Rasmussen College will not permit a lender or guarantor to staff or train College Student Financial Service offices for any reason or at any time unless the assistance is offered, free of charge, through standard materials, activities, programs, workshops or another venue that is designed to improve the services and professional development of the Rasmussen College staff in relation to administration, financial literacy, debt management, default prevention, educational counseling or other related topics.
Rasmussen College adheres to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Statement of Ethical Principles.