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Financial Aid

SAE Institute USA offers financial assistance to our students via Federal Student Aid, to those who qualify. We also accept GI Bill® Veteran Funding, for veterans who qualify. Select campuses may offer additional federal aid. In addition, we also accept credit-based student loans from third-party companies.

Financial Aid Documents (FAFSA)

Please select your campus below to download a Financial Aid overview with step-by-step instructions on how to apply for assistance. FAFSA codes are listed next to each campus.

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Military and Veterans Benefits

SAE Institute Offers Military and Veteran Benefits

We work with the Department of Veteran Affairs to bring the veteran community the opportunity to explore careers in the Creative Media industries. We are Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)® certified and pride ourselves on being a veteran-friendly environment, accepting GI Bill® veteran funding for veterans who qualify. US military veterans, service members, members of the Selected Reserve, and their dependents can also apply for education benefits. Select campuses may offer additional VA education benefits such as the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) or the Post 9/11 Bill®. Please refer to the campus Financial Aid document for this information.

How to apply for education benefits as a veteran

If you’re a veteran interested in attending SAE Institute, please apply for education benefits on www.va.gov. Once you complete your application, you will receive a certificate of eligibility. You must then bring this certificate and your DD214 to your Financial Aid Administrator. Once you have fulfilled all admission requirements and submitted your VA forms, you will be certified to receive your benefits.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Credit Based Student Loans

Credit-based student loans are available to students with good credit and may require a co-signer. They may be used to fully or partially fund educational costs. For more information about these loans and the process to obtain them, please contact the school and speak to a Financial Aid Administrator.

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Financial Aid FAQ

The Financial Aid process can sometimes feel overwhelming, and applicants typically have a lot of questions. We’ve compiled some of the most common ones here. Don't see yours? Contact our team to help.

SAE Institute USA offers financial assistance to our students via Federal Student Aid, to those who qualify. We also accept GI Bill® Veteran Funding, for veterans who qualify. Select campuses may offer additional federal aid. In addition, we also accept credit-based student loans from third-party companies.

 

  • Federal Pell Grant — A federal grant for undergraduate students with financial need.
  • Subsidized Loan — A loan based on financial need for which the federal government generally pays the interest that accrues while the borrower is in an in-school, grace, or deferment status, and during certain periods of repayment under certain income-driven repayment plans.
  • Unsubsidized Loan — The borrower is fully responsible for paying the interest regardless of the loan status. Interest on unsubsidized loans accrues from the date of disbursement and continues throughout the life of the loan.
  • Parent PLUS Loan — A loan by the U.S. Department of Education to graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students. The borrower is fully responsible for paying the interest regardless of the loan status.

 

Yes. When you meet with an admissions representative, you will be able to schedule an appointment with a financial aid administrator who can help.

 

Yes. It does not negatively affect a student to apply for aid because the application is free. You may not qualify for any grants, but you may qualify for federal loans.

 

A financial aid representative from the campus will contact you regarding your eligibility. This information cannot be provided unless the FAFSA and all applicable documents are submitted.

SAE Institute has taken part in working with the Department of Veteran Affairs to bring the veteran community the opportunity to explore careers in the Creative Media industries. Please check our Military Benefits page to find out more.

 

All federal student loan recipients are required to complete entrance counseling and the master promissory note. Both documents can be completed electronically at www.studentloans.gov. You will need to use your FSA ID that was used to e-sign the FAFSA.

Payments will be delayed if requested documentation is not received by the institution in a timely manner. This is why it is imperative that all documents be submitted immediately. Pell and loans are received electronically by SAE. The Federal Pell Grant is usually received after the add/drop period. Direct Loans are usually received after the 30-day mark of the first payment period. Aid is received after the add/drop period in subsequent payment periods.

 

No. A student cannot receive Federal Student Aid at more than one school at a time. It is important to note that leaving a school prior to the end of the first school’s academic year may have an effect on your federal student aid eligibility at SAE. However, please see the Financial Aid Department for any options there may be.

Please contact the campus for guidance regarding the financial aid process or general financial aid questions.

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