University description (as per official university website)
Richmond Virginia Westend Campus
Richmond Virginia College Westend
Our Richmond Westend campus offers degrees in allied health, criminal justice and business and diplomas in practical nursing & medical billing & coding. Our Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Medical Assisting has concentrations in administration management and clinical support. These two specialties offer students the option of working in an administrative setting geared towards office support or in a clinical environment where the graduate interacts more directly with patients and doctors.
Our Associates of Occupational Science Degree in Business offers a specialty in management, which prepares the graduate to work in a more general office environment. This degree is good for students who want the opportunity of working in different industries.
Centura College is dedicated to ensuring that students learn in a real-world environment where they can apply their academic studies to the industry of their chosen field. We communicate with local area industry leaders to make our programs as realistic to the students chosen field as possible, thus ensuring our graduates are confidently prepared to apply those skills in an entry-level position.
Student Financial Aid
Welcome! There is a Financial Plan for everyone at Centura College. No investment in the future can pay higher dividends than the right type of education at the beginning of a new career. Those students in need of student financial assistance are urged to contact Centura as early as possible. Federal Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
How You Can Afford a College Education at Centura:
1. Non-repayable Federal Pell Grants are available based upon financial need for those who qualify
2. Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Family Education Loan Programs at reduced interest rates are often available for those who qualify
3. If you will work and study at the same time
4. Veterans of military service
5. Active duty military can participate in a tuition assistance program
6. Monthly payments from family who can help or your own personal resources
7. If your are a child or spouse of a deceased or disabled veteran
8. If your parents qualify for railroad retirement benefits
9. You may qualify for a competitive scholarship
10. If you are currently employed with a company that has a college education tuition reimbursement plan
For more information please contact Centura College about student financial aid today. We have professionals knowledgeable in admissions, financial aid, your college education and more.
Financial aid is financial assistance to students whose resources may not fully cover the costs of acquiring a college education. It consists of a combination of grants, low cost loans, reimbursement and other arrangements. Grants are considered gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Loans are funds lent to a student in order to help defray college education expenses and must be repaid. There are multiple sources of assistance beyond the Federal Title IV programs. All those in which the school participates, are discussed below; however, the student is encouraged to investigate any source that might arise. For instance, scholarships are varied and ever-changing.
Prospective students and their parents are encouraged to meet with a Financial Aid Officer of the school. Centura College is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a proprietary institution of higher education for the purpose of student participation in federal grant and loan programs. In order to be eligible for any of our programs, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. Since all aid received from any Federal Family Education Loan Program must be used only for educational purposes, students receiving such aid must sign a Statement of Education Purposes, promising that the assistance received will be used only for expenses related to attending school. Applications for all types of financial aid are available from the campus Financial Aid Officer.