Financial Assistance resources
Need assistance paying for Institute for the Psychology of Eating’s tuition?
We understand that this Training requires a financial investment, and that the cost is an important factor to consider when you’re deciding whether this is the right path for you.
If you need assistance to help you pay for the Training, we’ve put together this handy resource to provide you with some options.
Apply for a Partial grant.
The Institute offers a limited number of financial assistance grants for those with a genuine financial need. While these grants do NOT cover the entire cost of the Training, they can provide some financial relief if you're passionate about this work, but would struggle to pay full tuition. Learn more about how you can apply for a partial grant to attend our premier Training.
Check Out Your Local Credit Unions.
While personal loans won’t have the flexibility of student loan deferment, most credit unions typically offer these at much lower interest rates than larger, nationwide banks because they are non-profit organizations. They often don’t have additional fees either. Depending on the credit union and your credit score, interest rates range from 6.9% to 18.4% for personal loans. Term options include 1 year, 3 year, 4 year, and even as high as 7 years – again depending on the credit union. If you have good credit, you may want to consider contacting a few local credit unions to see what they have to offer.
Are you a teacher, doctor, nurse, or other health professional? Contact your credentialing association to see about possible scholarships that may be available to you. For those who are U.S. based you can also check out Fastweb, Project Management Institute, and CareerONEStop for scholarships you may be eligible for. Be sure to search under “Professional Development” and/or “Vocational/Occupational.”
No Interest credit cards.
Credit card companies like Chase, CitiBank, Capital One, Discover, and Bank of America all offer 0% interest rate cards for periods between 12 to 15 months. If your credit history is good, you may want to consider this. You can use the credit card to pay for the Institute’s tuition and then pay off the card balance in the no interest time frame. NOTE: Interest rates after the 12 to 15 month window tend to be very high, so only pursue this if you are confident you’ll be able to pay off the balance within the no interest time period.
Did you know the Institute’s tuition could qualify as a professional development tax credit? Ask your accountant for information and read more about it here.
Tuition Reimbursement From Your Employer.
Many employers offer tuition reimbursement for programs like we offer at the Institute if you can present to them how and why this will further assist you in your role in the company and increase your employee value. Ask your Human Resources Department for more information!
Trade Adjustment Act (TAA).
Have you recently been laid off or have your hours been cut as a result of foreign trade? You may qualify for TAA through your state. Read more about it here.
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