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Financial Aid Questions

If you have questions about financial aid, we can help. We have listed common questions about financial aid below, but if you do not find the answers you are looking for, you can always contact a Harrison College financial aid analyst or call 888.544.4422.

"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, Criminal Justice
Ashley, Criminal Justice

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 Harrison may be eligible include grants, scholarships, loans and federal work-study programs.

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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 available on Harrison’s financial aid page or speak with a financial aid analyst.

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What is 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 an hourly wage 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 to 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 like income, field of study, gender and race. While there are federal scholarships available, Harrison also offers its own scholarships, such as:

  • Harrison College Experienced Student Scholarship
  • High School Student Scholarship
  • Veterinary Technology Scholarship
  • Charles Cring Legacy Scholarship
  • Darcy Burthay Leadership in Nursing Scholarship
  • Hoosier State Nurses Career Advancement Scholarship
  • Harrison College Founders Nurses Scholarship
  • Working Moms Scholarship

Visit the scholarships page to learn more.

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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. Visit Harrison’s grants and loans page to learn more. 

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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. 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.

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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.

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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 Harrison, use our Net Price Calculator, or speak with a financial aid analyst.

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