Don’t let minor obstacles get in the way of your goals
If you walk on to any Branford Hall campus, you’re likely to meet students who’ve made a sacrifice to be there. Some students take two or three buses to attend classes every day; others have to find a way to balance school, work, and children. The one thing all of these sacrifices have in common is that they were made in the name of pursuing a career education.
Assuming you’re considering the possibility of enrolling at Branford Hall, every campus has administrators who are available to walk you through the process. Potential students can schedule an appointment – or even a guided tour – to ask any questions regarding classes or financial aid.
Ultimately, of course, it’s up to the student to make a commitment. In that spirit, here are three ways to make enrolling in a career training program more manageable.
1. Look into part-time enrollment
Everyone needs a balance, and in some cases, the only way to make career education possible is by attending classes on a part-time basis. Doing so allows for greater flexibility, whether that means continuing to work full-time or being at home with your children.
The majority of Branford programs offer part-time options that allow students to spread out their course load over a few extra months. Students who have day work may be able to attend courses at night (and vice versa). In any case, the education is the same. The only thing that differs is the timeframe.
2. Apply for financial aid or a payment plan
Much like any two- or four-year college, the long-term aim of a career training program is to have the education pay for itself. It’s understandable, then, that a lot of students will need to apply for financial aid, or perhaps an installment plan that allows them to pay tuition as they go.
Students can apply for financial assistance through Branford Hall’s Financial Aid Department. Administrators will guide enrollees through various options to find out which one might make the most sense before helping them submit any necessary forms.
3. Take advantage of on-campus resources
Branford students have ongoing access to campus computer labs – many of which provide internet access – allowing enrollees to look for jobs, complete online research, or even respond to emails while at school.
In addition, building a relationship with Branford’s Career Services Department is a great way to stay on top of any externship – or employment – opportunities that may become available. Administrators in this department provide a number of services, including helping students sharpen their resumes and prepare for upcoming interviews. It’s a great asset to have at your disposal during – and after – the time that you’re enrolled.