Private Career School Students (PCS)
Know Before You Go
Thinking about attending a private career school? The following resources will equip you with important knowledge to help you choose and finance your continued education:
New Jersey Private Career School Consumer Guide (Coming Soon)
Questions to consider when choosing a school.
Choosing a Vocational School
A useful guide from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on choosing a Vocational School.
Thinking About Going to a Career College or Technical School?
The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) website provides useful information on how to determine the right school for you, what questions to ask, and how to finance your training.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
A U.S. Department of Labor source for career guidance and information concerning changes in the world of work and the qualifications that will be necessary for tomorrow's workers.
College for Adults
This website includes useful information from the National College Transition Network on choosing and financing programs.
Below are links to useful resources to assist you in deciding how to finance your education:
Student Loans: Avoiding Deceptive Offers and How to Spot Deceptive Private Loan Practices
The FTC provides useful advice on student loans.
Student Guide to Federal Financial Aid Programs
This guide provides an overview of current federal financial aid programs by the USDOE.
Do you already have a student loan, but need assistance? Are you in default? Do you need help restructuring payments? The following organizations may be able to assist you:
National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
Provides useful resources and information on repayment challenges.
USDOE's Office of Inspector General Alerts
This website provides consumers with current fraud alerts relevant to education (e.g. student loan fraud, telemarketing scams).