How To Finance a Non-Degree Program
April 15, 2011 6:17 AM Subscribe
My sister wants to be a Speech-Language Pathologist, but is having trouble figuring out how to finance the program she wants to go into.
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My 25-year old sister, who currently works as a nanny, lives in Florida and applied to attend an in-state postbaccalaurete certificate program in Speech-Language Pathology in hopes of then pursuing a master's degree in the same subject. The problem is financing the certificate program- because it's not a degree program, you aren't eligible for student loans. There are always bank loans, but those don't defer the way a student loan would. Surely other students run into this problem all the time- how do people deal with it?
Suggestions on programs in this subject as well as general career advice for my sister is welcome.