No, financial aid is not available. Portage does not participate in the federal financial aid programs. We work to help our students by keeping our costs low. When taking the course through traditional schools, you may incur costs for registration fees, text books, lab fees, and technology fees. Portage does not have additional fees beyond the tuition. All written materials are included in the course, and there are no text books to purchase. Collectively the Portage Learning courses are not a degree; they are a select group of college courses to fulfill prerequisites. Completed courses are intended for transfer to the student’s “home” institution where the student is/will be degree seeking. Accordingly, the Portage Learning division functions as the “host” and therefore, the College is not permitted to issue state or federal financial aid or veterans benefits [to include but not limited to GoArmy, Tuition Assistance, GI Benefits, 529 Plans, or AmeriCorps] for enrollment in the Geneva-Portage courses.
No, we have been advised by the Department of Education that we are not able to complete in-school loan deferment certification for the following reasons. Portage Learning provides a select group of college courses to fulfill prerequisites primarily for those pursuing a degree in the health professions; collectively these courses are not a degree. Completed courses are intended for transfer to your "home" institution where you are/will be degree seeking. Therefore, in accordance with the Department of Education guidelines, we are not eligible to issue financial aid nor does enrollment as a visiting transient student qualify for loan deferment. Certification for student loan deferment needs to be from your "home" institution where you are currently enrolled in a degree program.
Absolutely! We provide 10% military discount on all courses to currently enlisted military personnel and veterans. Email proof of enlistment and/or discharge [DD-214] along with the course(s) you plan to enroll in to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration instructions.