CollegeAmerica-Denver is the main campus of the private educational institution CollegeAmerica, founded in 1964 and featuring five other campuses in the Southwest. The curriculum has many options for students, from online classes and accelerated degrees to free laptops for those enrolled in a four-year program of study.
Undergraduate degrees are available in four main courses of study: business, healthcare, computers and graphic arts. In the Healthcare Program, students can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration or an Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Specialties. The Business Program offers students the options of a BS in Accounting or Business Administration, while the Associate of Occupational Studies in Accounting is another possibility. Students can also pursue a BS in Computer Science or an AOS in Computer Programming, Computer Networking or Graphic Arts.
Several of these bachelor’s degrees are available online through CA’s affiliate Stevens-Henager College Salt Lake/Murray, along with a BS in Nursing Administration (a requirement of the RN curriculum). In addition, Stevens-Henager offers a number of master’s degrees fully online, from an MBA to a Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Healthcare Administration.
Accreditation is granted by the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) to award bachelor’s degrees and also Associate of Occupational Studies degrees.
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The college is known for its Veteran and Military Education Programs, as well as its all-around approach to helping students find their way in the business world. Military Tuition Assistance is available to all service members and VA Education Benefits are honored by the financial aid office. In addition, the free laptop program could prove to be a great help to any student who is looking to begin the college process but is somewhat wary of the costs of buying a new computer.
Applicants are encouraged to call the school’s toll-free number as the fastest way to get the admissions process rolling. You can also fill out the form online and wait for a representative to contact you. Once you have contacted College America, you will have access to the career planner online, which allows prospective students to zero in on the goals most important to them. Students still in high school or guidance counselors may also access the free admissions help and career planner.
The Financial Aid Office attempts to help students figure out a way to pay for higher education when direct personal financing is impossible. Aid counselors will construct a financial aid plan for each applicant without obligation.
Options include the Pell Grant, a need-based grant which does not require repayment; the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, which is meant to fill in funding which the basic Pell Grant could not cover; the Subsidized Stafford Federal Student Loan, for which the U.S. Government covers the interest until six months after the student has finished attending classes; the Unsubsidized Stafford Federal Student Loan, which have interest accumulating throughout the college career of the student; and the PLUS Loans, a loan offered to parents who are trying to help children make their way through college. Other grants and scholarships may also be available for students, who should spend a good deal of time researching opportunities both online and in the financial aid office.
There is no one single type of student to be found at the Denver campus. Students may be single mothers taking classes at night after working a day job, or straight out of high school, just finished military service, or trying to improve their standing in the workplace. This diversity is part of the educational experience.
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The city of Denver is a bustling metropolis, one of the fastest growing in the United States. With plenty of sunny days – and the extensive national parks for enjoying them – students will have no trouble taking a break after long periods of study. Denver is also a terrific city for dining and shopping, while its theaters and cultural centers are renowned. Part of the college experience is having access to cultural landmarks, and the Denver area can deliver on that.
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