Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. We offer Federal Pell Grants and Federal Loans (including Subsidized, Unsubsidized and Plus/Parent loans). Pell Grants are gift aid for undergraduate students with exceptional need and is prorated depending upon your EFC. Federal Loans are a form of aid that will have to be paid back. A subsidized loan requires financial need; an unsubsidized loan is available regardless of financial need and Plus/Parent’s loans are available for parents of dependent students.
You need to notify the financial aid office if you will be receiving any scholarship funds. Scholarships are free money for college, usually based on merit, such as good grades, special talents, community service and sometimes financial need and may reduce a student's eligibility for other financial aid. If at any time we are required to refund any financial aid funds back to the government, it will be your responsibility to pay the balance.
You can apply for financial aid electronically by visiting www.fafsa.ed.gov. Our Federal School Code is: 035383.
Financial Aid Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:30 A.M - 3:30 P.M.
Other times are available, if necessary. Please call for an appointment.
If you choose to apply for financial aid, you may be required to supply the financial aid department additional documents. When we ask you to supply this information, it is to help provide you with the most financial aid that is available to you.
There are certain requirements that you must follow in order to continue receiving financial aid through our school. You will be put on notification and we will not request disbursements of financial aid if:
1. You miss more than 4 days per level (32 hours).
2. You do not follow all of the guidelines for the satisfactory academic progress.
Students with mitigating circumstances (which may include but is not limited to death in the family or grave illness of the student or close family member) may appeal termination of financial aid eligibility due to failure to make academic progress by writing to the Financial Aid Director within sixty days of the termination. The Financial Aid Director and the Administrator will consider the appeal, and the student will be notified of their decision by certified mail.
Definition of Satisfactory Academic Progress
The Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy addresses your academic progress during all terms for which you are enrolled at Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics whether or not you receive financial aid during those terms.
In order for a student to graduate and receive a diploma, the student must achieve the satisfactory academic progress guidelines outlined below. If the student fails to follow set guidelines, the student will be put on notice, dropped from the course, or may not receive a diploma. The administrative office will assess the following criteria weekly by reviewing clocked hours, non-participation points, exams and tuition payments then the student will be notified of any infractions immediately.
Students must do as follows:
- Satisfactorily complete all required course work as described in each syllabi.
- Arrive for all classes clean, well groomed in uniform and closed toe/heel athletic shoes, with fingernails clean, cut and filed.
- Successfully fulfill all of our grading requirements.
Level I: Must complete all non-graded assessments, pass 11 of the 15 graded assessments, pass each section with 75% or better on the final written exam and pass with 75 % or better on practical exam.
Level II: Must complete all non-graded assessments, pass 11 of the 15 graded assessments, pass with 70% or better on MSA final written exam, pass each with 100% on AHA Heartsaver CPR/Basic First Aid practical exam,
pass each section with 75% or better on the final written exam, pass with 75 % or better on practical exam and pass 3 of the 4 assessments during Student Clinic Experience.
- Have good attendance. May not miss more than 4 days per Level I or Level II (32 hours per level).
- Pay all tuition and fees.
- Complete all requirements for application and enrollment.
- Follow all rules of conduct for the school.
- Complete the Professional Massage Therapy Course within 63 weeks, Advanced Professional Massage Therapy Course within 66 weeks, and the Comprehensive Advanced Professional Massage Therapy Course within 67.5 weeks.
Because our school is less than 1 year, we continue classes through much of the summer but we do not offer a summer term. Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics, Inc. does not offer remedial courses.
Students with mitigating circumstances (which may include but is not limited to death in the family or grave illness of the student or close family member) may appeal dismissal from the program due to failure to make academic progress by writing to the Administrator within sixty days of the dismissal. The Administrator will consider the appeal, and the student will be notified of the decision by certified mail.
Withdrawing & Incomplete courses: If a student withdraws or does not complete a Level before passing the final exams they will not receive transcript credit or credit for their completed hours for that Level. If a student completes Level I in their course (including passing the final exams), and withdraws before completing Level II or passing the final exams they will receive transcript credit and credit for hours completed for Level I but not for Level II. This allows for the student to return the following school year for Level II without having to retake the completed Level I. Retaking courses or Level due to withdrawing or incompletion may be paid again through Financial Aid funding, depending on their Title IV eligibility which is affected by our SAP policy.
Retaking Courses: If a graduate wishes to apply to retake the same course or a different course at our school, they may do so one time by following the admission requirements. They may apply for Financial Aid funding for this course by filling out the proper FAFSA form. If eligible for Title IV Federal funding, the graduate must follow the SAP policy to keep up their eligibility. Once completed, the new grades received will reflect on your transcript.
Satisfactory Academic Progress / Student Notification
Any student who has not met our attendance policy or does not pass their final exams on the first attempt will be put on notice for a period up to 60 days. During this notice period the Financial Aid Department will not disburse financial aid on behalf of the student, but the hours attended continue to accumulate and any assessments or quizzes will be counted towards the student's record. The student must follow the plan of action decided upon by the Chief Instructor and office staff to be removed from notice and financial aid will be reinstated. If the student fails to follow the plan of action, they will be dropped from the course. If the student is dropped from the course and has passed the Swedish Level I (1st semester) the student is eligible to apply for the Level II (2nd semester) the following school year at no additional cost of tuition other than the normal 2nd semester tuition payment. The student may be responsible for costs of updating their books or binder. The student may appeal their denial of financial aid by submitting a written explanation to the Administrator as to why they feel this action is unjust. The Administrator will evaluate the situation and inform the student of his decision by certified mail.
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