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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.

Platt Financial Aid is Ready to Help Students

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.

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 ( or by mail and should be done as early as possible each year. Before accessing the FAFSA online, the student must first obtain an FSA ID ( from the U.S. Department of Education. This FSA ID 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.

Badge identifying Platt College San Diego as a Military Friendly School

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 about how Platt was awarded the Military Friendly School Title


You can do a free search for scholarships on the U.S. Department of Education website at: or at

Internal Scholarships

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.

Extended Opportunity Scholarship

As of November 1, 2014, this scholarship of an amount ranging from $1,000 – $6,000 will become available on a first come first serve basis to those who qualify. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist middle income students who have limited resources to fund their education. To qualify for this scholarship first time Platt College San Diego students must complete an application, meet all of the required criteria, and have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) between $2,301 and $19,830. This scholarship is intended to assist middle income students in avoiding expensive private educational loans or a burdensome payment while in school. The scholarship is renewable each award year if funding is available and the student meets the eligibility criteria. 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.

Code of Conduct for Education Loans

Platt College San Diego is a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). The College has adopted the use of NASFAA’s Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals. Copies of the Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct are available from the Financial Aid Office upon request.

Loan Repayment Support

At Platt College San Diego, we understand that student loans can be intimidating. That’s why we have partnered with Inceptia, a division of the National Student Loan Program, to provide you with free assistance on your student loan obligations to ensure you feel comfortable and can be successful in your loan repayment.

Inceptia may be calling to help you with next steps in your repayment journey. Their friendly counselors are there to help you every step of the way. While you are in your grace period, they might reach out to you to answer questions you may have on your repayment options. If you become delinquent on your loans, they may also contact you to help find a solution that works within your means.

The Inceptia counselors are there to help you with every step by staying in touch with you via phone calls, letters, and/or emails. They will not be collecting money from you. Inceptia’s nonprofit purpose is to help you find answers to your questions and solutions to your issues. We encourage you to visit Inceptia’s Student Loan Knowledge HQ website at