University description (as per official university website)
About Kaplan College
Kaplan College is part of Kaplan Higher Education Campuses (KHEC), a division of Kaplan Higher Education Corporation (KHE). Kaplan College's programs combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for working adults.
Kaplan College is part of Kaplan Higher Education Corporation (KHE), a division of Kaplan, Inc., which has built a long and distinguished tradition as both an academic pioneer and career-maker since 1938. Kaplan serves 1 million students per year across the United States and abroad, including online programs through Kaplan University. Kaplan is a leading global provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses. A subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, Kaplan had 2007 revenue of more than $2 billion.
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Kaplan Higher Education Campuses is a group of institutions designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed for a competitive edge in today's job market. KHEC consists of more than 70 schools nationwide, each separately accredited by one of several national or regional accrediting agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Education. To make education relevant to students in their daily lives, KHEC programs focus on local employment needs.
Kaplan, Inc. is the second largest education company in the U.S. by revenue. Its programs are designed to lead to employment in some of the country's fastest-growing occupations, as projected by the U.S. Department of Labor. Through our career-oriented programs, you can gain the skills necessary to qualify for employment in a variety of fields.
Frequently Asked Questions
Each school has its own policies for awarding financial aid. The role of the financial aid office is to help students and families find the best way to cover the cost of tuition and associated educational expenses and to understand the financial aid process by dispelling concerns and answering questions.
How can I afford school?
Don't assume you can't afford school. Financial aid gives all students the opportunity to attend school regardless of their family's financial status by making up the difference between the cost and what the family can afford.
How will I know if I am eligible for aid? What type of aid can I receive?
You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out if you are eligible for financial aid. After you apply, you will receive your SAR (Student Aid Report) which will give you an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC is used to calculate your financial aid eligibility. Based on your eligibility, the types of aid that you may receive are grants, need-based scholarships, loans, and work study.
Since I may not be eligible, why should I apply?
The only way to tell if you are eligible is to apply. You must fill out the FAFSA to determine your eligibility and the types of aid available to you. If you don't apply, you may miss out. Don't wait to be admitted to apply.
I don't want to go into debt. Why should I take out a loan?
All federal student loans have low interest rates, usually less than that offered by banks, as well as options for low or graduated repayment amounts. Most students receive a package of aid that may consist of grants, loans, work, and possibly scholarships. While you will want to keep your loan balance low, you may need a loan to cover all the costs of attending school.