It seems like every RMSP student pays for their education in a different way, whether that be via a private loan, a family loan, out of pocket, VA benefits, a generous family member, or a multitude of trade-school or art-school specific scholarships.
While RMSP cannot accept any Federal Financial Aid student loans, there are other options available to help you fund your education. Read on for suggestions or feel free to give us a call anytime for more guidance!
A few options to help finance your education
financing options for professional intensive
Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan® for Career Training
With this loan, you can borrow up to the full cost of your education. A creditworthy cosigner may also help you qualify and/or receive a lower interest rate. Students have the option to defer all payments until after school has completed.
VA Education Benefits
RMSP’s Professional Intensive program is approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits. We have had many students use VA benefits to pay for their education at RMSP, whether they were a veteran themselves or were using a family member's VA benefits. Read more here.
RMSP High School Scholarships
Every year, RMSP awards five $5,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who display academic excellence and a desire to build a photography career. To apply, follow the steps listed here and email Bob McGowan at email@example.com.
Source your own scholarships
Get prepared to do a little bit of reading, some internet research of websites, and don’t be afraid to just apply to scholarships that you think you have a chance to get!
Personal Loan from Family/Friend
Many folks have a family member or a close family friend who may help them fund their education or provide a personal loan. If you're soliciting this option, prepare a proposal for them as to why it's worth it!
Hold a donate-to-my-education photoshoot event, get going on a good ol'-fashioned bake sale, or even look into crowdsourcing some funding. These options have worked for some students in the past!