Private financing is available for credit worthy individuals from Sallie Mae Smart Option Loans. This is financing from an outside agency and is not affiliated with the Federal Student Aid program. To find more information about the Sallie Mae Smart Option loan, click here for Undergraduates or Graduates . Additionally, there are a number of private lenders that offer student loans, if you have any questions regarding the validity of a lender you have found through your own research, contact the Student Accounts Office at your local campus.
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION BENEFITS
Stratford University is approved for the training of veterans, service persons, disabled veterans and survivors or dependents of veterans. Contact the Military Services Office to learn if the program you want is approved. It is the responsibility of the Veterans Administration (VA) to determine the eligibility and to approve payments. Veterans are encouraged to contact their local VA Regional Office to determine eligibility or login to benefits.
The eligible person should submit to the VA Certifying Official at Stratford University, a Certified Official copy of discharge or release papers from the military (Form DD214) if applicable. Then, the applicant must submit an Application for Educational Benefits (Form 22-1990) or Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Form 22-1995) if previous benefits have been received. All forms and online applications can be found on the GI Bill Website. It should be noted that tuition payments are due on schedule regardless of schedule of receipt of benefits from the VA.
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION BENEFITS
Stratford University is approved for Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits. Contact the State Department of Rehabilitative Services in your area to determine your eligibility and to obtain approval for payment of benefits. For information on VA Vocational Rehabilitation benefits, click here.
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
The Office of Student Financial Services has established policies and procedures stated to fulfill the requirements expressed in the Higher Education Act (HEA). All students receiving Federal financial aid must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to continue receiving Title IV Federal Student Aid funds. Progress is measured on both a quantitative and qualitative measurement, meaning grade point average and rate of progress are both measured. For the specific requirements for Satisfactory Academic progress, including the checkpoints at which students are measured, please follow this link to the Stratford University Catalog and see the section on Satisfactory Academic Progress.