Financing Your Education
Ready for advanced professional education but not sure how to afford it?
For those seeking work, tuition assistance is available from a variety of sources. If you're currently working, Extension course work qualifies for employer reimbursement from many companies, and private loans are also available.
A range of resources is available for UCSC Extension students looking for ways to finance their continuing education. Students in courses and certificate programs offered by UCSC Extension may be eligible for tax credits, job training grants, veterans education benefits or other financial assistance.
Because Extension does not offer formal degree programs, students are not eligible for Title IV financial aid based on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.) However, alternative financing is available from a number of private lenders.
We recommend that you first explore resources that could substantially reduce the cost of your studies at Extension. Those include:
- Employer Tuition Assistance
- State Retraining Assistance
- Veterans Educational Benefits
- Tax Credits for Continuing Education
Students who are considering a private loan will find important information and a helpful chart comparing the terms offered by a range of prominent lenders by following the link below.