Northcentral University Receives Certification to Participate in Title IV Financial Aid Programs

Title IV certification represents a major milestone in the University’s ongoing commitment to put high quality higher education within the reach of everyone.

Prescott Valley, Arizona, August 4, 2009 — Underscoring its commitment to make higher education highly affordable for everyone, Northcentral University (www.ncu.edu), a leader in 100% online higher education, today announced that it has received certification from the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act (Title IV, HEA Program).

It is anticipated that effective August 14, 2009, all qualifying current and prospective students at Northcentral University will be able to apply for all applicable federal student aid programs, including Unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford loans, Federal PLUS (Parent) loans, and Federal Pell Grants. Further information can be obtained by contacting Northcentral University’s Office of Financial Aid toll free at 888-327-2877 extension 8080, directly at (928) 541-7777 extension 8080 or via email at financialaid@ncu.edu.

According to Dr. Clinton Gardner, President of Northcentral University, the receipt of Title IV certification marks another important milestone in the school’s 13-year history. "As affordable as our degree programs are, they are still expensive to a great number of Students seeking a higher education degree. Title IV certification by the United States Department of Education means that a NCU degree is now within reach of every student who wants to earn that degree. Cost is no longer a major obstacle to any NCU Student who wants to achieve their educational dream.”