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College-Level Examination Program

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) serves high school students, enrolled college students, international students, and adults returning to college. It is designed to for students to receive college credit for knowledge learned outside the classroom. The heart of CLEP is a series of examinations rewarding students for what they know, whether they learned it in school, on the job, through reading, by observation, or in the course of life experiences.

 

Adult Education Opportunities Abroad

For information on courses offered by universities and colleges abroad or other education options available at post, contact the Community Liaison Office (CLO) Coordinator or the Human Resources Officer at the embassy or consulate.

  • Professional Development Fellowship (PDF) Program - Open to spouses and partners of direct-hire U.S. government employees from all agencies serving overseas under Chief of Mission authority, the Professional Development Fellowship (PDF) program supports EFMs in their efforts to maintain, enhance, and/or develop their professional skills while overseas.

  • FinAid.org - Maintains information on residency requirements by state.

Federal Employees and Family Members Education Discounts

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has entered into several agreements providing federal employees and their families with reduced tuition rates. Please note that eligibility requirements and rates vary by program; visit the university websites for details.

 

Let Us Help Find You a Job/Career!

Let Us Place You in Your Future Job/Career Today!

Our Partners at App-A-Minute have developed a streamlined platform which allows the job seeker to hired the day of! Upload your credentials along with your resume and select the jobs you would like to apply for in your area! It's as easy as that.

App-A-Minute is an on demand hiring platform that streamlines the hiring process from start to finish for service industry businesses and workers.

App-A-Minute eliminates the middleman and companies that are aggregators, instead we provide a direct connection between job-seekers and employers. So we can make sure that an employer can hire a potential employee as fast as they need.

Our goal is to make the whole hiring process for the service industry simple, easy, effective, and fast. We know employees come and go at high rates in these industry so time is of an essence. Most service industry businesses don’t have sophisticated HR systems because of cost or lack of solutions out there.

 

Financial Aid

What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. This financial assistance covers educational expenses including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. There are several types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, work study and loans. Financial aid awards may include a combination of the various types of aid. 

The Financial Aid Offices at each campus have professional staff members to administer the aid programs and advise students and their families regarding the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to them. 

Scholarships

Gift aid that is awarded based on a variety of factors, such as academic achievement, leadership, field of study, and/or financial need. Scholarships do not need to be repaid.

Tuition Payment Plan

Students must be registered for the current semester to sign up for the payment plan. This payment plan is not available to inactive students who owe money for prior semesters and have been referred to the collection agency.

Grants

Gift aid that is awarded based on demonstrated financial need. Grants do not need to be repaid.

Loans

These funds are borrowed and MUST be repaid once the student ceases to attend school or drops below half-time enrollment.

Student Employment

Federal and State funds that provide part-time employment for students who are enrolled at least half time. Students are allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours a week during the academic periods and 40 hours a week during the interim periods and breaks.

 

Grants & Assistance Programs (Rural)

 

Student Loan Liberator

Need Help With Your Student Loans? We Can Help!

Our Partners have helped thousands of students such as yourself find help with student loans. Also here are some ways to help you in the meantime!

The average college graduate has $35,000 in student loan debt. If you are dealing with student loans, you are definitely not alone and you are not your debt! When I speak to groups, over half of the audience typically has some form of student related debt, whether it’s personal debt or student loan debt. Luckily, there’s something we can do about it! Here are five tips for paying down your student loans as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Get naked with your debt. 
I know, it sounds a lot sexier than it feels but first and foremost, we want to take inventory of the debt we have. This sounds pretty simple but listing out the information for each loan can be an extremely liberating exercise. When you do this, write down the loan amount, who the loan is with, the interest rate, the monthly payment amount and the payment date. Once we know what we have, we can put together a plan and do something about it. We’re back in power.

 

Decide what comes first. 
Now it’s time to prioritize. We will decide which debt to pay off first while maintaining the monthly payments on the other loans. Pay down priority will be different for everyone. You may want to pay off the smallest loans first to build momentum, the highest interest rate debt first because it’s costing you the most money or the debt that makes you the most upset. Write down the priority of each loan on your debt inventory. Start with #1, which comes first and then work your way down the list.

 

Try and negotiate. 
This may sound too good to be true but negotiating down the interest rate on your debt can actually work. I’ve seen it! Call up a representative and ask to be directed to someone to talk to about the interest rates on your loans. What’s the worst that can happen? They might say no but they could also say yes and that would save you a lot of money!

Get Smart with your payments.
If you are excited to put more money toward your student loans than the monthly payment, beware. Your student loan website might be set up to put any extra payment toward future payments rather than toward paying down principal.

While you have someone on the phone to negotiate interest rates, bring up your payments. Find out how much of your monthly payment is

going towards interest and how much goes toward paying down principal. If you are mostly paying interest, your loan balance won’t decrease much. If you have some extra cash available to put toward your loans, make sure to confirm where it’s going.

Celebrate and enjoy the ride. 
Once you make your plan, you will want to decide how to celebrate along the way! How will you celebrate important milestones? Will you treat yourself at each $5,000 increment? Maybe you will have a debt-free party when you pay your loans down completely? This might sound too fun to be helpful but it’s extremely important to celebrate how far you’ve come. Don’t skip this important step!

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