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Financial Aid

Financial Aid may be available to help pay the costs of tuition, books, lab fees and other expenses. Each source of financial aid has its own guidelines regarding eligibility and application procedures. Some of the sources of financial assistance are PELL Grant, Direct Loans, Veteran G.I. Bill, Ohio Rehabilitation Services, and Your Job Store. In order to be eligible for federal funding, you must be enrolled in a program with 600 hours or more. Not all courses qualify for financial assistance. Please note all deadlines when applying for aid. This information can be found in your admissions packet or through the links provided.

Student Eligibility

To receive aid from any of the federal student aid programs you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrate financial need (does not apply to unsubsidized loans)
  • Be enrolled as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress standards set by the school
  • Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes
  • Certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and that you do not owe money on a federal student grant
  • Comply with the Selective Service registration if required. If you are a male aged 18 through 25, and haven’t yet registered you may do so by checking a box on the FAFSA. You may also register on line at
  • Not be incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution
  • Not have been convicted under federal or state law for the sale of or possession of drugs. (Period of ineligibility depends on the type and number of convictions. To find out how, or if, this law applies to you call 1.800.433.3243)

Code of Conduct

A Sandusky Career Center Financial Aid Professional is expected to maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, including all dealing with entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether the entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity. In doing so, a financial aid professional should:
  • Refrain from taking any action for personal benefit
  • Refrain from taking any action he or she believes is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interests of the students or parents being served.
  • Ensure that the information provided is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
  • Be objective in making decisions and advising his or her institution regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
  • Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything of other than nominal value from an entity (other than an institution of higher education or governmental entity such as the US Department of Education) involved in the making, holding, consolidating or processing of any student loans, including anything of value (including reimbursement of expenses) for serving on an advisory body or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity.
  • Disclose to his or her institution, in such manner as his or her institution may prescribe, any involvement with interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
Adapted from the National Association of Financial Aid Administrator’s (NASFAA) Professional Code of Conduct

Contact Information

Crystal Cook
Financial Aid & Admissions Coordinator
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