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NEW - Meritize

American Professional Educational Services has teamed up with the Meritize platform* to offer our student’s a unique financing option. Meritize works with students, educators, and employers to help people excel in skills-based careers.

Meritize knows you are more than your credit score, and that is why they look at your past achievements to potentially enhance your loan options.

A few reasons why the Meritize Platform is a great option for students include:

  • Fixed and variable interest rates available** Flexible payment options, including deferring full principal and interest payments until 3 months after you complete your training
  • Customer support available 6 days a week
  • 0.25% interest rate deduction if you sign up for autopay***

Checking your loan options with Meritize has never been easier. You can fill out a short application to check your loan options without impacting your credit score.

If loan options are available to you, Meritize will request your merit information to finalize your application. This could be in the form of:

  • Academic Experience (Official or unofficial transcript or HSE certification)
  • Military Experience (DD214)

Want to learn more? Check out their FAQ page here: or give them a call at 833-MERIT-4-U.

Ready to see if you qualify? Check your options here: 

*American Professional Educational Services does not endorse a particular lender, nor is it affiliated with Meritize Financial, Inc. (“Meritize”) or the Meritize platform.

Meritize Lending, LLC, NMLS ID 1661035 (NMLS Consumer Access
Meritize Financial, Inc. NMLS ID 1986399 (NMLS Consumer Access

Terms and Conditions apply. Meritize branded loan products are educational loans issued by Meritize Lending, LLC**. Meritize reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or hold an Employment Authorization Document and meet Meritize’s underwriting requirements. If approved for a loan the actual loan amount, term, payment, and APR amount of loan that a customer qualifies for may vary based on credit determination, state law and other factors. Meritize does not warrant or guarantee any claims made herein, including, but not limited to, gaining admission to a program, concerning the quality or financial strength of any educational institution, securing funding or obtaining employment. Our final loan offer may differ as a result of the school chosen and the associated cost of tuition. Not all schools are eligible for funding. Meritize does not offer educational loans in the following states: IN, ME, ND, NV, SD, VT, WI, WV, WY, PR. All rights reserved.

Please Note: if using funding through Meritize there is a $100 payment plan fee for Phlebotomy or EMT and a $200 payment plan fee for Medical Assistant or Paramedic. This fee may be added to your borrowed amount from Meritize or paid directly to the school.

Personal Loans
CorePlus Federal Credit Union offers loans to qualified students with re-payment options up to 60 months, at any Core Plus Federal Credit Union Branch.
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act
Displaced workers and those who are also underemployed who are seeking job re-training may qualify for free tuition and fees for our EMT, EKG and Phlebotomy programs. Applications can be obtained from the American Job Center East (formerly CT Works).
Connecticut Indian Council
The CIC is an organization that can help Native Americans living in the State of Connecticut who are enrolled members of a State or Federally Recognized Tribe. We help displaced workers and those who are also under employed who are seeking job training or re-training. Qualified participants can receive assistance with tuition and fees for EMT, Paramedic, Phlebotomy, EKG, and all AHA classes. Please contact Brooke Waldron 860-535-1277 ext. 314 or Brenda Geer 860-535-1277 ext. 316
GI Bill®

Our Programs are eligible for tuition assistance through the Veterans Administration GI Bill®. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

MyCAA (Military Spouses Career Advancement Accounts)
Eligible spouses can receive up to $4000 of MyCAA Financial Assistance to support their “Portable Career Goals”. To Register for the program, go to their website.
Joseph M. Battista Scholarship
The family of Joseph M. Battista, a newly licensed paramedic who was tragically killed while on vacation, has established a Scholarship Fund. This fund accepts applications for students interested in pursuing their Paramedic License through American Professional Educational Services. Download the application here.
Hunter's Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Memorial Fund has been established for the purposes of providing education programs, training programs, and financial awards for educational related expenses to individuals pursuing or furthering their education or training in the fields of emergency medical services, healthcare, and related fields in their communities, including but not limited to physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, certified nursing assistants, and police and fire personnel. Download the application here.


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