Use Your Employee Benefits To Enroll!
Many companies offer Tuition Assistance Programs as an employee benefit to their staff, where the company will pay for all or a substantial portion of tuition for their employees to pursue higher education. Do you want to earn extra money working with and helping animals? Do you want to learn how to help dogs and cats in shelters find forever homes? Do you want to learn how to communicate more effectively with and train your own pets? Did you know that working with animals could reduce stress and social anxiety? You may be eligible to enroll in one of ABC’s programs for FREE (or minimal out of pocket tuition expense). If you work for one of these major companies, talk with your HR representative to see if you are eligible to take our animal related programs through your employer**:
If you work for one of the companies listed above, just click on the company name for details or to inquire about how you might be able to enroll using your employee benefit**. Or call us at 800-795-3294 with questions on how to take the next step!
**Approval is not guaranteed as individual plan prerequisites vary and eligibility requirements differ from company to company. Approvals are reviewed on a one by one basis by your employer. Check with your HR representative to see if you qualify.
If the company you work for is not on the above list, please keep reading below! We have additional tuition assistance options that might be just the right fit for you.
Receive Additional Assistance Paying for Your Education
Once you have figured out the educational path you need to take to pursue your dream career working with animals, the next step of enrolling should be easy. However, with the ever growing cost of living and inflation, sometimes potential students need a little help with funding their education. It is important to Animal Behavior College to be there for our students from enrollment to graduation, and finding reasonable tuition assistance is part of that journey.
For students who are unable to pay in full for their tuition on their own, ABC offers a variety of affordable payment plans. For students who need a little extra help, ABC is proud to work with various organizations who extend various tuition assistance opportunities. Explore various methods of tuition assistance below, and always feel free to contact one of our friendly Admissions Counselors at 800-795-3294 with questions on how to take the next step!
High School Graduate Discount
Active Military & Veterans Discount
Animal Behavior College is a proud supporter of our military (and their four legged friends)! All active military and veterans who enroll in our distance learning courses are eligible for 10% off their tuition when they pay in full at the time of enrollment. Make sure to mention to your Admissions Counselor that you are a proud member of our armed forces!
Grants, Scholarships & Other Assistance
Employer Paid Tuition
Many employers now offer educational benefits (or tuition reimbursement) to their employees. This means your employer will pay for your tuition! Animal Behavior College is already approved for many company’s Tuitiion Assistance Programs through their corporate employee benefit programs.
If you do not see your employer’s name on our list of approved companies above, students are encouraged to reach out to the HR or Benefits Department at their current employer and inquire as to if they offer educational benefits to staff, or if they would consider partnering with an institution to do so. This may seem far fetched, but with a competitive job market where employers are wanting to attract and retain dedicated employees, an educational benefits program has become a popular method of attracting new employees and retaining current employees.
If you work for a company that already offers educational benefits to its staff, or believe your employer might be interested in doing so, just contact us by email here to find out about paying for your tuition to Animal Behavior College with employer provided assistance or have your HR or Benefits representative reach out to us to find out about the discounted tuition rates we offer for Employer Paid Tuition Programs.
Indian Nation / First Nation Grants
Animal Behavior College is proud to support and work with the Indigenous communities across the United States and Canada. We work with many tribal groups and accept various grants offered by these communities. We have previously worked closely with the Chickasaw, Yakama and First Nation peoples. Individuals wishing to apply for an Indian Nation/First Nation Grant need to contact their tribal office to find out about available funding and fill out an application. Each tribe has their own available funds and eligibility requirements.
Military Assistance & Scholarships
Veteran Education Benefits
- The Montgomery GI Bill – Chapter 30
- Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation – Chapter 31
- Post 9/11 GI Bill – Chapter 33
- The Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance – Chapter 35
- Selected Reserve – Chapter 1606
- Reserve Educational Assistance – Chapter 1607
- And more
Military Spouse Benefits
As an approved Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) school, eligible military spouses may receive up to $4,000 toward one of our exciting programs. This scholarship assists military spouses in pursuit or maintenance of a license, certification, or associate degree necessary to gain employment in an occupation or career field. MyCAA approves the following Animal Behavior College certification programs:
- Dog Trainer Program
- Veterinary Assistant Program
- Pet Groomer Program
Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
Vocational Rehabilitation Programs help people with various physical, psychiatric or learning disabilities find and keep a job. This type of program includes helping individuals receive training and skillsets that can assist them in finding long term career paths. Your Vocational Rehabilitation counselor will help you to identify a job based on your interests and skills and help you explore higher education and vocational training to work towards your personal goals. Vocational Rehabilitation Programs offer a variety of services including career guidance, counseling, job training, employment preparation and more. Federal grants are given to each state to fund Vocational Rehabilitation Programs at the state level. To inquire about Vocational Rehabilitation Programs and what services or assistance may be available to you, speak with your state’s Vocational Rehabilitation offices and work with a counselor who will assist you in developing a plan for your future education and career.
Department of Children and Families Services
Every state has a Department of Children & Family Services that works to promote well-being by partnering with communities to strengthen families and offering resources for stable and fulfilling futures. Often discretionary and formula grants are made available to support programs that serve children and families, including educational grants to promote knowledge development. To find out what assistance is available to you, contact your local Department of Children & Family Services office to find out the requirements to participate in their program. Each state has their own eligibility requirements.
Worker’s Compensation through your state often offers supplemental job displacement benefits to eligible applicants. These benefits come in the form of a non-transferable voucher that can be used to pay for educational retraining or skill enhancement at state-approved or accredited schools. Individuals who have received this benefit can have their Animal Behavior College training costs covered for the following programs:
- Dog Trainer Program
- Veterinary Assistant Program
- Pet Groomer Program
Need More Help?
Animal Behavior College is a strong believer that any future student who has decided they want to pursue their path in an animal career can make their dreams come true, because where there is a will, there is a way! The above mentioned resources are only a handful of the available tuition assistance programs, grants, scholarships and discounts available. If you have access to a different grant or benefit and are not sure if ABC can accept it or work with your tuition assistance or reimbursement organization, please reach out to us to directly at 1 (800) 795-3294!
Alternately, if you work with an organization or institution and would like to work with us to offer our programs to eligible applicants of your benefit, reach out to us to discuss discounted tuition pricing for your group either by phone or by email here!