Empire College, located in Santa Rosa, California, is just one hour north of the San Francisco Bay Area in the heart of the wine-growing region of Sonoma County. We feature a variety of career training programs such as business administration courses, medical assistant courses, information technology classes.
Empire College School of Business offers a variety of career training programs in a supportive, friendly environment. There are no closed classes or unrelated coursework - we focus on giving you the knowledge you will need in your business career in the California job market. There are various Sonoma county colleges and Santa Rosa colleges to choose from, but we're confident that Empire provides students with the best education.
Empire College is as successful as our graduates. Our reputation and ultimate growth are dependent upon producing high-caliber employees and placing them in meaningful employment. Our placement rates are excellent, and graduates may use the placement service for a LIFETIME! We have had great success with our California job placement assistance!
Who hires Empire College graduates?
In 2007, more than 165 companies!
The Empire College Career Services department works with hundreds of employers and graduates in order to make the "perfect match." Many companies, well satisfied with the first Empire College graduate they hired, have returned to the College for their subsequent personnel needs. For example, in April 2005, Empire College and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center celebrated the 100th Empire graduate hire. In addition to medical majors, Kaiser employs Empire's information technology, accounting, and office administration graduates.
Empire College cares about our students. We understand that not everyone can easily pay for college. This is why we accept many forms of financial aid and assistance to help you in achieving your dreams.
Federal and state financial aid programs are administered by Empire College School of Business to all students determined to be eligible and who maintain satisfactory progress. Eligibility for all financial aid programs is based upon a "Need Analysis" and/or prior academic performance.
Federal Pell Grant (awards up to $4,050): Considered the "ground floor" program of all need-based financial aid, this program provides grant money that requires no repayment after graduation.
Cal Grant A: This grant assists with tuition and fees. Your course of study must be for at least two academic years.
Cal Grant B: The Cal Grant B program provides a living allowance and tuition and fee assistance.
Cal Grant A and B Entitlement: Every graduating high school senior who has at least a 2.0 GPA, meets the basic requirements and applies by the deadline will receive a Cal Grant A or B Entitlement award.
Cal Grant C: Cal Grant C awards may be used to pay for tuition and training costs. Funding is available for up to two years. To qualify, your course of study must be at least four months long.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) (awards up to $500): This federally funded program is designed to assist economically deprived students attain higher education. The program differs from the Pell Grant and the Cal Grant programs in that the College determines eligibility. Grants are based on financial need and do not require repayment.
A student may borrow under the Federal Stafford Loan Program OR the Federal Direct Loan Program.
Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan (loans up to $2,625 for first-year undergraduate students): Available at relatively low interest rates through banks, savings and loans, and credit unions, these loans are guaranteed by EdFund.
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan (loans up to $4,000 for first-year undergraduate students): The Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is similar to the above. However, this loan is not based on financial need. A student may borrow under both the Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan program, but the total may not exceed Stafford Loan limits.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program: Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans are the same as Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, except the lender is the U.S. Department of Education rather than a bank. Direct Loans have the same loan limits as the Federal Stafford Loan Program.
Federal Perkins Loan Program (loans up to $4,000): The federal government provides funds to be apportioned by the College for low-interest student loans. Eligibility and amounts of the loans are determined by the College. Qualification for this program is based on need. Repayment commences nine months after graduation or withdrawal from the College program.
Federal Parent Loans for Students (PLUS) (loans up to the cost of education less any other financial aid): These loans enable parents to borrow on behalf of dependent undergraduates. Repayment commences as early as 60 days after the loans are made.
College Work-Study: The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to each student's course of study.
OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Empire College programs have been funded by the following agencies:
Empire College's programs are approved for the training of veterans and eligible persons.
Empire College takes pride in the high standards we must achieve to maintain accreditation and offer students a high-quality education.
Empire College School of Business is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, a national accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Empire College operates programs approved by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs; the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service; and the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, California State Department of Consumer Affairs.
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