Financial Aid

| May 9, 2018

Financial Assistance for students attending 600+ hour programs is available from a variety of sources. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a full-time (Career Development) program.

Federal Financial Aid

PELL GRANT (FAFSA) – Based on need. No repayment. Need help with completing your FAFSA? Watch this video!

DIRECT SUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOAN – Based on need and repayment begins six months after you leave school. The maximum amount for the first year is $3,500* for both independent and dependent students.

DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOAN – Not need-based and repayment begins six months after you leave school. The maximum amount for the first year is $9,500* less any subsidized money for independent students; and $9,500* less any subsidized money for dependent students.

DIRECT PLUS LOAN – For parents of dependent students only. Not need-based and repayment can be postponed until six months after the student leaves school. Maximum amount may not exceed the total cost of attendance less any other aid to be received.

*Amounts shown are based on a full-time program of 900 hours. Awards will be prorated accordingly for programs with less than 900 hours.

Loan Counseling

Recipients of the Federal Direct Student Loans are required by federal regulations to complete entrance and exit loan-counseling sessions. Entrance counseling sessions must be completed prior to the student receiving the loan proceeds. Exit counseling sessions must be completed at the time of graduation or when a student leaves school. A hold will be placed on your Apollo Career Center records if you fail to complete exit counseling.


Additional Options

Private Loan

Private student loans are offered through private lenders and should only be used after all federal loan eligibility has been exhausted. These loans are in the student’s name but may require a cosigner and a credit check of the cosigner to determine eligibility.

FASTChoice is a list of recommended lenders; you are not limited to the lenders listed. If you choose to work with a lender that is not listed, please notify us so we may process your loan promptly.

Homeowner Repair Assistance Program

Are you a Homeowner in Allen County (outside Lima city limits) or Putnam County?  Check out this program to apply for home repairs:  https://www.glcap.org/programs/home-repair-needs/home-repair/\

Agriculture Workers – Training Funds available through PATHSTONE

If you have worked in the Agriculture sector some time during the last two years, with more than 50% of your wages coming from farm work as proven through pay stubs or W-2; or if you are a Dependent student whose parents work in agriculture but may lack a social security number or work permit, their farm work can still qualify a student for this program.  Please reach out to Dora Cortes, Regional Administrator for more information:  [email protected]

Veterans Educational Benefits

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Honors Revolving Loan for Truck Driving

Foster Care to Success Program

Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program

Second Chance Grant

Talent Ready Grant


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Various Business Partners have teamed up with the Apollo Foundation to provide scholarships to Apollo students that are working towards completion of Certificate training programs that will lead to a skilled career. Students are required to successfully complete at least 3 months of their program before they are eligible to apply.
  • If you live or work in Allen County, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship through the Lima Rotary Club.
  • Are you under age 35, eligible for Pell Grant, and enrolled in a career technical certificate program?  If so, you are eligible to apply for a Career and Technical Education Scholarship through the Horatio Alger Association.

Financial Aid Manager

JOY BAEUMEL – FINANCIAL AID MANAGER

Phone: (419) 998-2990
Fax: (419) 998-2994
Email: [email protected]

The Financial Aid Manager meets with all interested prospective Apollo students individually to direct them through the various steps of acquiring financial aid whether through government grants, loans, existing government programs, etc. on an as-needed basis.

Financial Aid Office Hours

Regular Office Hours

Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Evening Hours

Mondays: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.