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Merced College financial aid disbursement spring 2017

 
 





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  Information about Merced College financial aid disbursement spring 2017, registering in a technical degree program to develop job skills, and taking free practice tests online. Which college degrees will give you the best chances of finding employment after graduation? Some students select a major because it offers practical training that will be valuable in the workplace. Other students choose their major simply because they enjoy the subject material. The US Department of Education distributes $150 billion per year in grants, work-study, and low-interest student loans. Surprisingly, elite colleges and universities offer the greatest financial aid opportunities for students, due to their enormous endowments. To begin the search for financial aid, you'll need to fill out the FAFSA, the federal student aid application. Please note that financial aid deadlines are strictly enforced, so submit your application early.

It isn't necessary to be enrolled in a degree program in order to sign up for online courses. Distance education may supplant high-priced course textbooks, as many books are now published digitally on Kindle, Google Books, or as shareware. If you so choose, online education gives you the opportunity to take difficult courses that won't show up on your transcript. Alternatively, you may be able to complete online credits for a grade. Advanced Placement exams (AP Exams) are offered in a variety of subjects, offering college credit for classes that you have taken. Test yourself with free practice exams, before visiting the College Board website to register to take your actual AP Tests. If you earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam, you may be granted advanced placement in college.

Online Courses - MOOCs

Merced College financial aid disbursement spring 2017Graduates with bachelors degrees typically earn 60% more than employees with only a high school diploma, adding up to an $800,000 difference in lifetime earnings. If you remain true to your career interests, not just going after salary, your overall job earnings will increase as you gain experience. However, if your focus is more on salary alone, there's a higher risk that you'll suffer early signs of burnout, and be forced to change careers later on.

Technical training programs are a low-cost alternative to attending a regular four-year college, and still you may earn good money as a highly-skilled, technical specialist. By taking some of your required degree courses online, you may be able to graduate earlier, thus saving money on tuition. If you're currently employed, you can take online courses in your spare time to advance your career. Massive Open Online Courses are known as MOOCs, utilizing cloud-based software, interactive platforms such as Blackboard, and mobile apps.

An online degree may be just as marketable as a college degree that was earned on campus. Udemy online learning is a new startup with backing from the founders of Groupon. Similarly, Khan Academy now offers over 4,000 micro-lectures served through YouTube. Coursera, a competing software platform, has millions of enrolled students from around the world. Recently, MIT announced that it's open courseware platform will be available to students and instructors at no cost.

Online Tests - Free Practice!

This section offers practice tests in a variety of academic subject areas. Each of the following multiple-choice tests has 10 questions to work on. No sign-up required, just straight to the test.
Business Tests

Nursing Tests

English Tests
Engineering Tests

Other colleges near Merced, California:

Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Merced. It's a good idea to compare all schools in the area, as well as consider taking some of your classes online, to save on tuition fees. By continuing your education, you can improve your salary prospects or train for a more interesting position. According to the Occupational Outlook Quarterly, from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, college graduates are twice as likely to find employment as those without a college degree in today's competitive job market. Further, it may be possible to receive degree credit via Advanced Placement exams, as well as through honors classes that you've taken.

Financial aid deadlines are typically scheduled well in advance of regular admission dates, so be sure to apply early. You may request free information from several different schools below, without making a commitment.

College GuidePhoneIn-state TuitionOut-of-state TuitionStudent Body SizeRequest Info
University of California Merced
    Merced, CA
(209) 228-4400 $$$ $$$$ medium Program Info
Bakersfield College
    Bakersfield, CA
(661) 395-4011 $ (low) $$ very large Program Info
Pasadena City College
    Pasadena, CA
(626) 585-7123 $ (low) $$ very large Program Info
South Baylo University
    Anaheim, CA
(714) 533-1495 $$ $$ small Program Info
Los Angeles City College
    Los Angeles, CA
(323) 953-4000 $ (low) $$ very large Program Info
Santa Barbara City College
    Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 965-0581 $ (low) $$ very large Program Info
Cal Poly Pomona
    Pomona, CA
(909) 869-7659 $ (low) $$$ very large Program Info
Jones Career Education Center
    Sacramento, CA
(916) 433-2600 $$ $$ medium Program Info
Patten University
    Oakland, CA
(510) 261-8500 $$$ $$$ small Program Info
Universal Technical Institute
    Sacramento, CA
(916) 263-9100$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Mission College
    Santa Clara, CA
(408) 988-2200 $ (low) $$ large Program Info


Financial Aid Awards

Literally millions of students that would have qualified for some financial aid didn't even apply for it, or were late in submitting required forms. The official FAFSA website is fafsa.ed.gov. Be aware of the differences in tuition for in-state versus out-of-state residents, and the documentation required that may enable reclassification as an in-state student after completion of the freshman year.

Grants, Scholarships, and Loans

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike student loans, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have never earned a bachelors or professional degree. The grant distribution will depend on demonstrated financial need, according to the FAFSA application, the cost of attendance, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less. You may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from any more than one educational institution at a time.

Students who receive Federal Pell Grants and have extreme financial need will receive FSEOG grants first. The FSEOG grant program is administered directly by participating schools, so check with your financial aid office to find out if your school offers the FSEOG. Each participating school receives a certain amount of FSEOG funds each year from the US Department of Education, via the office of Federal Student Aid. This system works differently from the Federal Pell Grant Program, which provides grant funding to each eligible student.

The College Board Scholarship Search service advertises several thousand sources for possible scholarship funds. US Federal student loans and some private student loans can be discharged in bankruptcy only with a showing of undue hardship. Student loans often carry an origination fee. Origination fees are a one-time charge based on the amount of the loan.

Finally, student credit cards may seem like a good short-term solution to financial need, but the interest rates are high, and credit cards often carry an annual fee. If you do end up using credit cards to meet some expenses, pay off the outstanding balance in full every month.

Business & Medical Job Listings

Although most jobs which pay six-figure salaries require a college degree, technical fields offer high salaries based more on ability than which school you graduated from. Students will impress future bosses more with an impressive portfolio than with an advanced degree, so practice your skills as a consultant for local companies. Candidates with prior industry experience are preferred by interviewers, so you resume must show a clear pattern of success over time, based on numeric results and personal achievements.
Professional Careers
Each link lists current openings:
Starting Salary
(up to)
10 Year Salary
(up to)
Accountants$60,670$84,050
Advertising & Sales$51,350$71,280
Casino Dealers$45,750$79,170
Computer Programmers$75,500$104,050
EMT, Paramedics$36,390$65,280
Graphic Designers$49,400$77,820
Photographers$31,830$66,510
Financial Analysts$71,240$118,000
Flight Attendants$56,150$95,300
Private Investigators$38,290$64,380
Psychologists$50,360$87,840
Registered Nurses (RN)$49,730$83,440
Stock Brokers$60,190$80,280
Teachers$45,750$58,900

            Source: Indeed.com
In order to become an RN (Registered Nurse), a bachelors degree in nursing is recommended. RN's command a greater salary, and are responsible for an enlarged scope of practice over LPNs and CNAs. Students will receive classroom instruction and clinical training in a hospital setting. A 4-year BSN program allows students to further specialize in the areas of pediatrics, geriatrics and mental health. After completing your nursing education, you must be licensed by the state in which you'll be practicing, given that state boards of nursing each have specific certification requirements.




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3600 M St
Merced, CA 95348-2898

Phone: (209) 384-6000
Fax: (419) 882-3987



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Merced College
3600 M St
Merced, CA 95348-2898

Phone: (209) 384-6000
Fax: (419) 882-3987
Fill out the form to request Merced College course info.
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Skilled Careers
Current openings:
Starting Salary
(up to)
Accountants$60,670
Advertising$51,350
Architects$69,760
Computer Programmers$75,500
EMT, Paramedics$36,390
Financial Analysts$71,240
Graphic Designers$49,400
Economists$63,500
Film & Video Editors$58,100
Journalists$44,520
Photographers$31,830
Psychologists$50,360
Public Relations$40,670
Registered Nurses (RN)$49,730
Stock Brokers$60,190
Teachers$45,750
Website Designers$42,640
            Source: Indeed.com













 
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