Admissions

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Requirements & Procedures

Courses are offered in a cyclical manner and begin almost every week. In order to enroll, you must be at least 16 years of age and interview with an admissions representative. You must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have a high school diploma (foreign school diplomas accepted if equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma)
  • Have the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma, such as a general educational development or GED certificate
  • Have completed homeschooling at the secondary level as defined by Florida state law
  • Have an academic transcript that states that you have successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit towards a bachelor’s degree

If enrolling in the Instructor Program, you must additionally have a current state license and two years of work experience under that profession.

ATB Option

For those that do not meet any of the above criteria, it may be possible to enroll under the ATB option and qualify for financial aid. In order to qualify under this option, you must have been enrolled in an eligible program of study at any time prior to July 1, 2012. Please speak with an admissions representative to inquire on your qualification.

Admissions Procedure

You may schedule an appointment or walk right in to any campus and request to speak to an admissions representative. They will answer all of your questions, provide a campus tour and assist you in completing the appropriate forms if you decide to take the next step.


Financial Aid

La Belle is approved to offer financial aid to those who qualify. The Federal Financial Assistance Programs available to students enrolled in an eligible program include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loan and Federal Supplemental opportunity grant (FSEOG) programs.

Federal Pell Grant Program

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides assistance for students meeting financial need in the form of grants that normally do not have to be repaid. Financial need is determined by a federal formula that considers your household income amongst other factors. This information is gathered on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. Our admissions and financial aid departments will guide you through the complete process, inform you if you qualify for aid and calculate your award.

You may also choose to apply online at fafsa.ed.gov/ and be teamed with one of our admissions reps afterwards. If you decide to go the online route, be sure to list your preferred campus by entering the appropriate school ID number. For any of our Miami campuses, please enter 017272 and for our Hialeah campus 014746. As a reference, the current maximum Federal Pell Grant award for the 2015–16 award year is $5,775. The amount you receive will depend on your need. Please contact us with questions or check out the following helpful sites:

Fafsa.ed.gov
Studentaid.ed.gov

Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

An FSEOG is a grant that does not have to be repaid. To be eligible for an FSEOG, you must first complete a FAFSA to determine your need. Awards depend on your financial need and the availability of funds to the school. Pell Grant Recipients with the highest need receive priority. This grant does not have to be repaid.

Federal Direct Loan Program

The Federal Direct Loan Program is the largest federal student loan program. Under this program, the U.S. Department of Education is your lender. This is a loan that must be repaid. The school participates in the following Federal Direct Loan Programs:

William D. Ford. Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

A Federal Direct Subsidized Loan is a type of loan that is need based. The government pays your interest while in school, for the first 6 months after you leave school (referred to as a grace period) and under certain circumstances that lead to deferment periods. Direct Subsidized loans with a first disbursement date between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016 hold a 4.29% fixed interest rate.

William D. Ford. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

With a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan there is no need to demonstrate need but you are responsible for paying the interest on the loan during all periods. Direct Subsidized loans with a first disbursement date between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015 hold a 4.29% fixed interest rate.

William D. Ford. Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) Program

A Federal Direct Plus Loan offers unsubsidized loans for the parents of dependent students to help offset the cost of tuition. The maximum loan amount is the student’s cost of attendance minus any financial aid received. The borrower must not have an adverse credit history and pays interest during all periods. The interest rate for PLUS Loans with a first disbursement between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016 is 6.84%.

To apply for any Direct Loan you must first complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). We can help you apply or you can do so online at fafsa.ed.gov/ and speak with an admissions rep later on. Be sure to reference the campus ID number 017272 for any Miami campus or 014746 for the Hialeah Campus. We will use the information you provided on the FAFSA to determine how much student aid you are eligible to receive.