FINANCIAL AND PAYMENT INFORMATION
Funding Your Future
There has never been a better time to gain in-demand skills and jump start your future. The Meritize Platform provides merit-based funding options for career training programs to help you get started.
What is a Meritize Loan?
The Meritize platform looks beyond FICO and use previous academic or military achievements to enhance credit evaluation and potentially improve loan options.
What can the Meritize platform offer me?
Pre-approval in minutes for qualified applicants
Choose from various repayment terms, including deferring full principal and interest for 3 months after you complete your training
Qualifying students are able to finance the full cost of tuition
No prepayment penalty
Fixed and variable interest rates available*
Free access to Career Services
What is next?
If approved, review loan options and select the one that works best for you
Sign up for autopay and receive a 0.25% interest rate discount**
What happens if I do not get a job immediately?
The Meritize platform offers academic coaching, a job search bootcamp and new-to-the-job coaching. Through these services, students are able to work with coaches to develop a game plan to perform at their personal best while in school, work with experts on their job search from crafting resumes to negotiating salary, and even develop the personal and competitive skills that will help them achieve professional excellence in their new job.
How to apply?
Students must complete the application process by themselves to check their loan options.
The website to apply is https://apply.meritize.com/
Checking loan options does not affect a student’s credit score – the initial credit pull is a soft credit pull.
If loan options are available to you, you may be asked to provide Merit Documents.
Merit documents could include:
Most recent academic transcript
Official or unofficial high school or college
High School Equivalency docs
Military documentation (DD214)
Students must fully submit their application for it to appear in the school portal.
Application statuses can be found in our school portal (https://partner.meritize.com/).
If you have questions about a Meritize loan, please reach out to the customer service team at (833) 637-3838 ext. 2.
*variable rates subject to change
**The 0.25% Auto Pay interest rate reduction applies if you make monthly principal and interest payments by an automatic monthly deduction from a savings or checking account. The benefit will discontinue and be lost for periods in which you do not pay by automatic deduction from a savings or checking account. AutoPay is not required to obtain a loan.
Terms and Conditions apply. Meritize branded loan products are educational loans issued by Meritize Lending, LLC**. Meritize reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or hold an Employment Authorization Document and meet Meritize’s underwriting requirements. If approved for a loan the actual loan amount, term, payment, and APR amount of loan that a customer qualifies for may vary based on credit determination, state law and other factors. Meritize does not warrant or guarantee any claims made herein, including, but not limited to, gaining admission to a program, concerning the quality or financial strength of any educational institution, securing funding or obtaining employment. Our final loan offer may differ as a result of the school chosen and the associated cost of tuition. Not all schools are eligible for funding. Meritize does not offer educational loans in the following states: IA, IN, KY, ME, MI, ND, NV, SD, VT, WI, WV, WY, PR. All rights reserved.
**For residents of SC, loan is made by Meritize Financial, Inc.
POLICIES FOR ENROLLED STUDENTS
Tuition, Fees and Finance
This Bursar department manages student payments to the school. Suncoast College of Health does not currently participate in Title IV.
Students are expected to prepare for and bear additional costs of the program which are not included in their tuition. This includes fees for credential or licensing examinations, tutoring or review classes, late fees, toxicology/background investigation, etc. The school will attempt to notify the student as much in advance as possible.
There is no carrying, or interest charges or service fees connected to any of these programs.
Contracts are not sold to a third party at any time.
There is a $150.00 Registration Fee is due at the time of signing the enrollment agreement and the remaining balance is required at the start of class unless other arrangements have been made for the student. Payment in full prior to class is also accepted.
A $250.00 graduation fee will be due upon the last class of the designated program.
All payments must be completed prior to last nursing course. Failure to complete monetary requirements will result in the student being dropped from the program and required to re- enroll at a later date once completion of the requirements has been met. The student will be required to pay for the repeat of the course.
Permanent transcripts of students’ progress are maintained by Suncoast College of Health and are available upon written request by the student. There is no charge for the first transcript; additional transcripts are $25.00 each.
Occupational Testing Requirements
There may be a requirement for certain states, whereby employment is contingent on whether you must have taken and passed, and exam as required by the employer or state. Students are responsible for applying and paying the required fees for state testing and licensure.
Disclaimer: State or National companies may alter the cost of testing at their discretion. Boards of nursing will require a new background screening when applying for the examination. Fees will range in cost according to the site performing the screening. Students are required to cover these costs.
Tuition liability is determined as calculated with the refund calculator. Students who are officially withdrawn or terminated from their program may be entitled to a partial refund of their tuition.
Finance and Payment Plans
Suncoast College of Health is completely committed to the success of every student and graduate and will assist in every way possible to help guide you through the financial aid process.
Installment Payment Agreement
Students may choose to take advantage of Suncoast College of Health’s Installment Payment Agreement, which allows students to make payments throughout their program and beyond.
Length of Installment Payment Agreement
Suncoast College of Health’s Installment Payment Agreements are devised to be extended throughout the entire length of the program and beyond to assist students with paying tuition.
Forms of Payment
Payment for all associated tuition costs, including Tuition, and Fees can be paid with a bank or cashier’s check and/or credit card. Credit cards accepted include American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
Payment Due Dates
Students are required to pay their tuition payments throughout the course of their program as agreed.
Tuition Default, Late Fees and Payment Grace Period
If the monthly payment is late, a $10.00 per day late fee is assessed for each day late. All late fees must be paid in full prior to the student attending class or clinical unless other payment arrangements have been agreed upon. Failure to pay late fees as agreed may result in dismissal from Suncoast College of Health.
Tuition Default and Program Suspension
Students that have trouble making their education payments should contact the Bursar immediately in order to request alternate payments and avoid late fees. Suncoast College of Health students who fail to pay their installment payment as scheduled, will not be able to attend class or clinical until payment is satisfied unless prior arrangements are made with Suncoast College of Health. Any student in default who still attends class, even after Suncoast College of Health has instructed them not to, will not be given any credit for time in attendance and may be dismissed for inappropriate conduct.
Tuition Default and Program Dismissal
Suncoast College of Health students are required to communicate with Suncoast College of Health their inability to make their payment if their payment. Students will be provided with a written warning should they fail to communicate the inability to make timely payments as agreed. A maximum of two written warnings will be provided to the student to improve their communication and encourage responsible payments. However, if a student fails to pay as agreed and fails to communicate lack of timely, they will be dismissed.
Tuition Default Graduates
Suncoast College of Health graduates who are in default on their tuition payments will not have access to Suncoast College of Health alumni privileges. Suncoast College of Health will follow federal and state guidelines regarding graduate tuition default.