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post #41 of 46
Thanks Billie! That's just what I needed to know. I use screen-reading software and it hates chat rooms! But I also found out that Career Step has a rehab/special services counselor for disabled students. I'm blind, and it's hard to find online programs that are completely accessible. So this is an important development to me.
post #42 of 46
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But I also found out that Career Step has a rehab/special services counselor for disabled students.
Wow! Thanks for sharing that. I really had no idea. I think that's really great!

Good luck!
post #43 of 46
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I'm not sure what the max is you can get on the scholarship. Hubby makes quite a bit of money, so we only qualified for the very minimum.

Ladies, the school I attended is partnered with a few community colleges. So, you get all the benefits of the community college, including extra scholarship options. I believe, however, if you take this route the course won't be self-paced. But, I don't know too much about this. It doesn't hurt to call and ask though, if your worried about affording the school.

ETA: sorry... I edited the scholarship amount. I don't know what I was thinking. LOL! I only qualified for a small portion of the loan (not the majority of it). oops.
Yes, Career Step is partnered with Everett Community College
www.everettcc.edu
But the course isn't self-paced. It requires 40 hours/week for 9 months. And although they take federal financial aid, the program is $4200 and change, whereas Career Step is only $1560 with job placement, plus whatever upgrades you want--text materials, cassettes, etc. I thought about going with the CC, but decided to wait until I can pay Career Step itself, b/c of the fact that the CC gives you a time limit. With a baby at home, who knows how much time I'll have, but I KNOW it won't be 40 hr/wk! :
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by mrskennedy View Post
Yes, Career Step is partnered with Everett Community College
www.everettcc.edu
But the course isn't self-paced. It requires 40 hours/week for 9 months. And although they take federal financial aid, the program is $4200 and change, whereas Career Step is only $1560 with job placement, plus whatever upgrades you want--text materials, cassettes, etc. I thought about going with the CC, but decided to wait until I can pay Career Step itself, b/c of the fact that the CC gives you a time limit. With a baby at home, who knows how much time I'll have, but I KNOW it won't be 40 hr/wk! :
Wow! That is quite the price difference!

I have a few friends who went through the CS course, studied full-time (40 hours/week) and graduated in 3-4 months. :
post #45 of 46
I think I'm going to go the Everest CC route. I applied the other day and am waiting to hear back from them. I like having a time limit because if I don't, I'll probably never finish. I like being able to get financial aid. I already have student loans that I'll have to pay back, so I figure what's another $4,000 on top of it? I'm thinking I'll do the medical transcription course, then finish up my Bachelors and hopefully be able to WOH while I'm working on my Masters.
post #46 of 46
I just found out that I can get free tuition for the med transcription programs through ed2go.com or Gatlin Education Services. Dh's work will pay for me to do it. That's the only way I can go. Does anyone know anything about these programs?
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