Continuing your education is one of the most important decisions you can make.
- Education unlocks your talents and expands your mind and character so you can reach your full potential as a son or daughter of God.
- Education can lead to rewarding careers that allow you to support yourself and your family. Most careers today require advanced education or technical training.
Consider Trade Schools as Well as College
Trade schools offer training in specific job areas such as electrician, dental assistant, computer repair, welding, and pharmacy technician. Students who graduate with certificates in fields such as these often find employment more easily than do college graduates. Use one of the following sites to explore career options and schools in your area:
Preparing and Planning for College or Trade School
The Yount Seminar Workbook This seminar takes you through setting career goals, choosing a college or technical school, finding resources, and choosing a loan program if you require one to attend.
Success in College
Five Reasons to Go to College (a two-minute video)
Loans: General information on types of educational loans and why you should first try to succeed without one.
Self-Certification Form. Please read the instructions below carefully as you fill out the form. It can be quite confusing. This is a federally required form for those in the U.S. who are applying for private educational loans.
- Line A should give the total cost of going to school for a year—all tuition and fees plus living expenses such as transportation, food, and housing. Your school’s financial aid office can give you this figure, and sometimes you can get it online by googling the name of your school and Cost of Attendance. Typically this lines shows from $10,000 to $25,000.
- Line B gives how much financial aid you will receive from the federal or state government, any Pell Grants, scholarships or grants from the school, and any amounts of family support, but not including your Yount loan. Your school’s financial aid office can also help with this.
- Line C shows the gap between the cost of attending and the support you expect to receive on line B. Simply subtract Line B from Line A. Your Yount Loan is helping you to cover this gap. This amount cannot be smaller than the loan you are asking for.
Yount International Student Loans
These loans are available to Latter-day Saint students from other countries (not U.S. or Canada) who are in the U.S. earning an undergraduate college/university degree who (a) have an F1 (student) visa and (b) are in their last two college years (within 60 semester credit hours of graduating). For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.