Do the Schools You’re Considering Offer Federal Aid?
Only schools that are accredited by organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education can offer federal financial aid. To get accredited, schools have to meet certain academic quality standards.
In the case of natural health schools, not all certificate programs are covered by federal financial aid. If your school doesn’t receive Title IV funding, find out if there are other options, such as payment plans or work-exchange programs, to help cover costs.
- In certain cases, your tuition may be tax-deductible. You can find more detailed information about education tax benefits at IRS.gov.
- The URL for the official FAFSA site is www.fafsa.ed.gov. Be careful to avoid websites that use FAFSA in the URL but end in .com, .biz, .net, etc. Many charge fees to fill out your FAFSA. If you want their advice, that’s your call, but you should not have to pay a dime to apply for financial aid.