Financial Aid

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Welcome to Athena’s Financial Aid Department!

We are proud to offer Title IV Financial Aid for our day and evening Practical Nursing, Medical Assistant classes, LPN to RN program and Early Childhood Education to those who qualify. Athena Career Academy’s Financial Aid department is dedicated to helping students and their families pay for their education by providing access to the Federal Aid programs and will assist each student throughout the Financial Aid process. We invite you to call us at (419) 329-4075 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page, to schedule your personal Financial Aid appointment.

You may also visit which may answer many of your questions!

Sources available:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Athena Nursing Clinical Partnership Grant  
    • This Grant is a school-funded $1500.00 grant that allows qualifying students across all programs at Athena Career Academy the opportunity to receive additional funding for the total cost of their selected programs.  Current and future Athena students who are employed at a contracted clinical site are encouraged to apply!

      Eligibility requirements for award:

      1. Recipient must meet all admission requirements as set forth in the student handbook.
      2. Recipient must be enrolled with Athena Career Academy prior to application.
      3. Recipient must meet the standards of academic progress as outlined in the student handbook.
      4. Recipient must be an active employee of said clinical site (employment verification required for each award cycle) and said clinical site must be under contract with Athena Career Academy.
      5. The Grant is for enrollments (new students to the program) July 1, 2018 and after, the Grant will not be retroactively applied for existing students or students enrolled prior to July 1, 2018.

      How the Grant/Scholarship will be awarded:

      The grant will be awarded as tuition credit, divided equally across the school’s standard three (3) billing cycles.  The Grant is not retroactive

  • Athena Alumni Grant – Up to $1,500!
    • Eligibility requirements for award:
    1. Recipient must meet all admission requirements as set forth in the student handbook
    2. Enrolled with Athena Career Academy prior to application
    3. Meet the standards of academic progress as outlined in the student handbook
    4. Be a graduate of Athena Career Academy
  • Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP)
    • The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) provides financial assistance to Ohio students enrolled for at least half-time study (or accepted for enrollment) in an approved Ohio nurse education program. NEALP provides funding for nurses who intend to serve as instructors or students who intend to serve as nurses after graduation. Funding is limited and available to those enrolled in the LPN to RN program.  

       For more information about the Athena Nursing Clinical Partnership Grant or NEALP, please see an Admissions/Financial Aid Representative or visit

  • Federal Direct Loans (PLUS)
  •  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Michigan Works
  • Harbor 

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Click here to apply.
School Code: 041922

Helpful Hints for Completing the FAFSA

To begin the application process to apply for aid, please follow the below steps:

  1. Find out your dependency status- Click here to read through the dependency status questions
  2. Obtain an Electronic FSA ID- Visit here
  3. Have a copy of your and your spouse’s (if married and filed separately) 2019 Federal Tax Return and/or your Parents (if dependent) 2019 Federal Tax Return on hand. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will ask you to link to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). This is an easier process to enter in tax income data on to the application.
  4. Locate any Investment Account Statements (stocks, bonds, UGMA/UTMA 529 plans, business and farm records) if this applies
  5. Click here to apply. Athena’s school code is: 041922
  6. Complete online Entrance counseling by clicking here and a Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) by clicking here.

Still need assistance? Call our Financial Aid Department at 419-472-1150 or email today!

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