Financial Aid

Platt College San Diego participates under the Federal Student Aid and State programs. Financial Aid Department is eager to assist you in determining your financial aid eligibility.

Federal Pell Grants
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
Federal Direct Lending (FDL)
Federal Work-Study Programs (FWS)

Federal Pell Grant

Financial aid that does not have to be repaid. The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students – those who haven’t earned a bachelor’s degree.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

FSEOG is awarded to students with the highest need; Federal Pell Grant recipients take priority; funds depend on availability at school.

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

Direct Loans are self-help aid funds that must be pay back.

  • Subsidized Direct Loan is awarded to students based on need. The federal government pays the interest in behalf of the student while they are in school.
  • Unsubsidized Direct Loan is not based on need; the borrower is responsible for all accrued interest for the life of the loan.

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Allows the student to work part-time and earn money while attending school; does not have to be repaid back.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the basic application for all federal student aid and some forms of state aid. The FAFSA can be completed online (www.fafsa.ed.gov) or by mail and should be done as early as possible each year. Before accessing the FAFSA online, the student must first obtain a pin number (www.pin.ed.gov) from the U.S. Department of Education. This pin number will allow the student to access their data and sign several documents electronically. The FAFSA application data is confidentially submitted to the U.S. Department of Education and they determine the student’s estimated family contribution (EFC) based on a federal formula. The College and the student will receive the EFC information. The College uses the EFC to determine financial aid awards. It is important that the student provide accurate information on the FAFSA application as correcting inaccurate information is timely and may impact the student’s funding. Students and parents can contact the Financial Aid Office located on campus for answers to questions regarding financial aid. Platt College San Diego’s FAFSA school code: 015180

The Net Price Calculator is a tool to assist students in estimating their educational cost. The Net Price Calculator will provide an estimate based on the information you provide and does not guarantee estimated awards. To obtain an official financial aid package, you will need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The financial aid office uses the official FAFSA to determine financial aid awards.

V.A. Benefits

Platt College San Diego is approved for V.A. benefits and currently participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The institution participates in several Veteran Education Programs. To determine specific eligibility contact The Department of Veteran Affairs at 1-888-442-4551. Read More

Scholarships

You can do a free search for scholarships on the U.S. Department of Education website at: www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov or at www.Fastweb.com.

Internal Scholarship

Platt Academic Scholarship – As of August 14, 2014, this scholarship of $5000 is available to first time students to Platt College San Diego who meet the eligibility criteria and all admission requirements. Ten scholarships per year are available on a first come first serve basis. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students, who possess a good work ethic and commendable academic ability, to pursue a career in the Graphic Design/Media Arts Industry. Click here for eligibility criteria.

Private Loans

A student may apply to a private lender for a loan to cover education expenses not covered by other program funds. These loans are generally subject to a credit check and a co-signer may be required. Interest rates on these types of loans may vary and be higher than the rates charged for the Stafford and PLUS Loan Programs. Contact the individual lenders for more details.