Learn How to Finance Your WellSpring Education
We recognize that everyone’s financial needs are unique. WellSpring School of Allied Health offers a variety of student aid and scholarship opportunities, including government funding, for qualifying students at both our Kansas City, MO and Lawrence, KS campuses.
How Much Does My Training Cost?
Can I Get Funding Through the US Government?
Federal Student Aid is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. A part of the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide more than $150 billion each year in grants, loans and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.
To find out if you qualify for a grant or loan, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You can learn more about completing the FAFSA by watching the “7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA” video.
Please note: the official FAFSA website is www.fafsa.ed.gov and is free. Beware of misleading copycat websites.
Does WellSpring Offer Student Loans?
Yes! WellSpring offers student loan funding to qualifying students through Missouri and Kansas Workforce Investment Acts, Vocational Rehabilitation and Veterans Education Assistance. An Admissions Advisors can give you more details on these programs and arrange an appointment with the Financial Aid Department to discuss your financial needs. Please note that financial aid application deadlines are strictly enforced.
What Scholarship Opportunities Does WellSpring Offer?
WellSpring is proud to offer scholarships for each starting class in the Massage Therapy, Personal Training and Medical Assisting programs. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need and community service, as well as current employment in the health/medical industry.
How Do I Apply for a Scholarship?
All scholarships require two letters of recommendation and a current resume in addition to the requirements detailed below. Scholarship submissions, including all required materials, must be received 10 business days prior to the start of class.
Community Service Scholarship – Available to students who demonstrate need and agree to provide 20 additional hours of community service via outreach events. To apply, submit a 500-word essay on why community outreach is important to your development as a massage therapist, personal trainer or medical assistant.
Academic Merit Scholarship – Available to students who demonstrates a high level of academic achievement (Wonderlic or prior GPA). To apply, submit a 500-word essay on why you want to become a massage therapist, personal trainer or medical assistant.
T. Oglesby Founders Award – Available to students based on financial need. Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay on why you will make an excellent massage therapist, personal trainer or medical assistant.
Health Professional Scholarship – Available to eligible students who are currently working in the professional health/medical industry, including but not limited to registered dietitians, nurses, doctors and chiropractors. To apply, submit a 750-word essay on how massage therapy, personal training or medical assisting will enhance your career.
When Will I Find Out if I’ve Been Selected for a Scholarship?
Scholarship selections will be made on the following start dates: 1st Friday of November, 1st Friday of March and 1st Friday of July. Good luck!
Net Price Calculator
The Net Price Calculator is designed to help you get a meaningful estimate of total, out-of-pocket costs, based on your particular financial circumstances and anticipated aid.
How It Works
The calculator first factors cost of attendance including tuition and fees, room and board, books/supplies, transportation and personal expenses. Using Financial Data you enter, the calculator then estimates the amount that you/your family would be expected to contribute to pay school expenses. Finally, the calculator evaluates your eligibility for Financial Aid (need-based) by matching your financial and personal characteristics to the criteria used to determine financial aid awards.
To complete the calculator you will need to answer some basic questions about you/your family’s financial situation. It may be helpful to have recent tax forms and pay stubs/income statements on hand before you begin.