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Financial Aid

Loans | Payment Plans | Employer Education Vouchers | Military Education Benefits | MyCAA | Workforce Investment Act Funding | FAQ

KSU's College of Continuing and Professional Education offers the following financial aid options:

Scholarships available. Click here to apply.

Continuing Education Loans

There are financial institutions that provide loan options to students needing educational financial assistance.  Loans may include tuition, and in some cases, lenders may allow students to borrow additional funds to cover the cost of tuition to cover expenses such as books, supplies, and transportation.  Loan applicants may be required to have a co-signer, and the loan interest rate will vary according to an applicant’s credit rating.

Current Continuing Education Loan Providers:

 Fifth Third Bank

       Fifth Third Bank offers an online application for the Smart Option Student Loan Funded by Fifth Third Bank, click here.

    When applying, applicants should indicate the following:
  • School name: Kennesaw State University Continuing Education
  • School Code/Branch: 001577-98
  • Grade Level: Certificate/Continuing Education
  • Course of Study: Continuing Education

For loan assistance, contact Fifth Third Bank customer service at 800-222-7192. For Registration, call 770-423-6765 or email CEFinancialAid@kennesaw.edu.

 Sallie Mae

       Sallie Mae offers an online application for the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan, click here.

    When applying, applicants should indicate the following:
  • School name: Kennesaw State University Continuing Education
  • School Code/Branch: 001577-98
  • Grade Level: Certificate/Continuing Education
  • Course of Study: Continuing Education

For loan assistance, contact Sallie Mae at 1-888-272-5543. For Registration, call 770-423-6765 or email CEFinancialAid@kennesaw.edu.

 Wells Fargo Collegiate Loans

       Wells Fargo offers an online application for Collegiate Loans, click here.

    When applying, applicants should indicate the following:
  • School name: Kennesaw State University Continuing Education
  • School Code/Branch: 001577-70
  • Grade Level: Certificate/Continuing Education
  • Course of Study: Continuing Education

For loan assistance, contact Wells Fargo customer service at 1-800-658-3567. For Registration, call 770-423-6765 or email CEFinancialAid@kennesaw.edu.


CCPE Payment Plans

The College of Continuing and Professional Education is proud to offer payment plans for select certificate programs. Students who wish to enroll in the Medical Assisting Certificate Program, Culinary Apprenticeship Certificate Program, Web Design Certificate Program and Project Management Certificate Program may choose to utilize the payment plan program. Service members who are interested in the payment plan program will be considered depending on their military benefits. For more information about the different military benefits, please call 770-499-3152.

Please call Registration at 770-423-6784 to inquire about the possibility of payment plan options for certificate programs not listed above. Other programs will be considered on a case by case basis. No online programs will be considered for a payment plan. Payment plan terms will not follow the structure listed below and will be discussed with each individual student.

Please read the details here.

For assistance, call 770-423-6765 or email CEFinancialAid@kennesaw.edu.


Employer Education Vouchers

Employer educational or tuition vouchers can be used to pay for enrollment. The voucher must clearly state the student’s name, the employer’s name and address, the class(es) to enroll the student in, and the total amount approved. Course enrollment will be made once the voucher is received. Continuing Education will then invoice the employer for payment.

Continuing Education does not accept vouchers with restrictions, such as “will not pay until course is over” or “must make a C or better.”

To access additional information about vouchers, purchase orders and invoicing, visit our website at ccpe.kennesaw.edu. Select Registration Policies Invoice Policy for specific instructions.


Military Education Benefits (GI Bill, VA)

Active duty and honorably discharged members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines may qualify for military education benefits. Military education benefits may provide reimbursement for certificate programs, based upon GI Bill coverage and length of service.

To apply, visit http://www.gibill.va.gov. For assistance over the phone, call 1-888-GIBILL1. For further information and eligibility requirements, contact the Base Education Officer or Office. Once a Certificate of Eligibility has been issued, contact Continuing Education Registration at 770-423-6765 or email CEFinancialAid@kennesaw.edu.


MyCAA - Military Spouse Career Advancement Account

The Department of Defense has a new financial assistance program that offers up to $4,000 to military spouses who are interested in pursuing continuing education (including certificate and online courses), degree programs, licenses, or credentials leading to careers in high growth, high demand, and portable career fields.

Spouses of active duty and activated National Guard and Reserve Service members are eligible for MyCAA. Military spouses who are military members themselves are not eligible for MyCAA, but may be eligible for military education benefits.

To get started, visit https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa to create a MyCAA Account. Once a profile is created, the Department of Defense will provide notification of eligibility status through the MyCAA messaging system. Be sure to select Continuing Education at Kennesaw State University when you apply on the AI Portal. For assistance, contact a Military OneSource Career Consultant at 1-800-342-9647.


Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

The Workforce Investment Act is a federal grant that covers training expenses for individuals who have been laid off from employment, or whose household income is at or below the federal poverty level. To apply for the WIA grant, contact the One-Stop Workforce Center for the county in which you reside, or the county where you worked when you were laid off from employment. The web address for the list of One Stop Workforce Centers is: http://www.ajobs.com/html/WIA_offices.html.

The WIA application process takes several weeks, so please don't delay in getting started. Once WIA grant approval is awarded by the One-Stop Workforce Center, contact Continuing Education's Registration at cefinancialaid@kennesaw.edu for a Letter of Acceptance.

Certificate programs approved for WIA funding include:

Administrative Professional Medical Office Assistant (MOA)
Basic Office Technology Medical Transcription - Online
Bookkeeper Professional Meeting & Event Management
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Microsoft Office
EKG Technician Paralegal
Human Resources Management PHR/SPHR Pharmacy Technician
Human Resources Management SPHR Phlebotomy Technician
Medical Billing & Coding - Online Project Management
Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Six Sigma Black Belt
Medical Interpreter Technical Writing Basic

Bundled WIA approved programs include:


For questions regarding financial aid, please contact Continuing Education Registration at 770-423-6765, by email CEFinancialAid@kennesaw.edu or visit our website at ccpe.kennesaw.edu.