Not sure how to get financial aid for school? To help you get the training you need without racking up huge loan debt, Ranken offers a variety of financial aid and scholarship options.

Financial Aid at Ranken

At Ranken, we believe that providing our students a more affordable education is integral to helping them experience success. To help you get the training you need without racking up huge loan debt, Ranken offers a variety of trade school financial aid and scholarship options.

Not sure how to get financial aid? Ranken is here to help when you’re applying for financial aid. Our counselors are available to talk you through your options and help you find ways to cover all or part of your tuition, books, supplies and tools.

Approximately 80 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, covering full or partial payment of their college expenses. If you’re concerned that you don’t know how to get financial aid, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

  • Where to Begin

    The first step in applying for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It’s available through the Financial Aid office, or at the official government website. When filling in the FAFSA form, use Ranken’s ID number: 012500.

  • Government Programs

    As a Ranken student, you could have the option to participate in any of the following federal government programs:

    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
    • Federal College Work Study programs
    • Federal Family Education Loan Programs

    To participate in any of these programs as part of your trade school financial aid package, you must first fill out the FAFSA available online or through Ranken’s Financial Aid office.

    The preferred application date for financial aid is before April 15 for the fall semester and before Oct. 15 for the spring semester.

    Contact the Financial Aid office at (314) 286-4878 or for more information.

  • Part-Time Employment, Scholarships and Loans through Ranken

    Approximately 75 percent of Ranken students work at part-time jobs while maintaining satisfactory grades.

    Ranken offers a part-time employment service for students who need supplementary income. In addition, we provide students with scholarships recognizing scholastic achievement, attendance, work ethic, grades and financial need.

    Ranken also grants some first-semester loans. To be eligible for a loan from Ranken, students must first apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA, either online or through the Financial Aid office.

    The Student Ambassador program gives students the opportunity to work on campus and receive up to $500 in tuition credit per semester.

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