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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Financial Aid FAQs

It's no surprise that college costs are rising with each academic year, and as a result, students are overwhelmed with the stress of student loans now more than ever. Since tuition is unavoidable, many students rely on scholarships and financial aid services to help them cover the cost of their college career. 

At Bramson ORT College, we understand that the process of applying for financial aid can be intimidating since you are dealing with such a large sum of money. That's why we've compiled a list of some of the top financial aid FAQs to help you get started!

Q: Where do I begin?
A: The best way to apply for federal financial aid is by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as FAFSA, at www.fafsa.ed.gov. In order to begin, you will need a copy of your parents' and/or your most recent federal tax return and the Bramson ORT College code number - 104662.

Q: When do I apply?
A: The sooner you file for financial aid the better. This will help you determine if and when you will have to cover any additional costs before payments are due.

Q: Am I eligible for financial aid?
A: You are eligible to apply for financial aid if you are a U.S citizen or eligible non-citizen, enrolled full-time (for most financial aid programs), are not in default on a previous student loan or do not owe a refund on previously received financial aid, and have not been convicted of possessing or selling illegal drugs while receiving financial aid.

Q: What state and federal financial aid programs are available?
A: There are many financial aid opportunities for students, such as Federal Pell Grants, FSEOG, Federal Work Study, Federal Subsidized/Unsubsidized Direct Loans and the Tuition Assistance Program. For more financial aid programs, click here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Why Choose Bramson ORT College?

Are you in the process of selecting a college that can help you prepare for a career? Choosing a college can be a difficult task, especially when there are so many schools and programs to choose from. Before making a final decision, it's important to do your share of research to make sure that you're getting the best experience for the best price in addition to making sure that you choose a school that is reputable.

So why choose Bramson ORT? The following are just a few reasons why you should apply to Bramson ORT today:
  1. We are an accredited, not-for-profit technical college that prides ourselves on offering outstanding programs at an affordable price.
  2. 80% of Bramson graduates have secured jobs in their field of study.
  3. We offer flexible classes to cater to all students' schedules. Classes are offered during the day, evening, Sundays and online.
  4. Our classrooms are equipped with state of the art equipment to give students the best training possible.
  5. We keep our class sizes small so that professors and students can connect on a personal basis.
Need some more convincing? Click here to learn more about why you should choose Bramson ORT!

At Bramson ORT College, we provide our students with an education that will give them the skills needed to excel in their chosen field. We're staffed with dedicated and experienced professors who are fully committed to providing the highest levels of instruction to their students. For more information on the opportunities we offer, contact us at 718-619-4299 today!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bramson ORT Veteran Services

Here at Bramson ORT, we proudly support those who have served our country. At both our Queens and Brooklyn locations, we welcome and support veterans, currently enlisted service men and women, reservists, survivors and their family members, and recognize the contributions that they make as citizens and students.

Our Office of Veterans Affairs has been designed to serve as an information source, advocate and guide for our growing number of student veterans. It is our goal to provide them with a sense of community, and the best college experience possible.

Are you a veteran interested in applying to Bramson ORT? The following is a list of some of our academic programs:
  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Business Management
  • Computer Technology
  • Game Design and Programming
  • Electronics Technology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Paralegal
As a veteran, enlisted service man or woman or family member of a veteran, you may be entitled to state or financial aid during your college career. To learn more about these opportunities, click on one of the following links: State Aid / Financial Aid.

For more information regarding our veteran services, visit our website or contact us today at (718) 261-5800 or (718) 259-5300!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Transfer to Bramson ORT College!

Are you currently enrolled in another institution, but aren't satisfied with the education you're receiving? At Bramson ORT, we can provide what you're looking for! We gladly accept transfer students into all of our academic programs, as long as the proper credentials are provided during the application process!

To apply as a transfer student, it is your responsibility to have your official transcript sent to our Registrar's office within 30 days of submitting the Admissions Application. Additionally, you must list any and all post-secondary institutions that you've attended on the application in order to be considered.

A common concern among most transfer students is whether or not their previously earned credits will be accepted. At Bramson ORT College, we require that an official course description be submitted with your transcript, in order for us to determine if your credits will count towards a degree. All requested credits are reviewed by the Office of the Dean of Academic Services.

For more information on how to become a transfer student at Bramson ORT, click here or contact us today at (718) 261-5800 for our Queen campus or (718) 259-5300 for our Brooklyn campus!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Earn Your Degree in Graphic Design!

Do you have a creative gene that inspires you to pursue a career in an artistic field? Apply for one of Bramson ORT's graphic design programs! As computer technology continues to advance, there is an increasing demand for individuals who can creatively design content for businesses to aid them in their web, advertising and marketing efforts. At Bramon ORT, we educate our students in all areas of graphic design so that they are prepared for a variety of entry-level positions pertaining to visual communications.

Students interested in a career in graphic design can obtain either an Associate's Degree or Professional Certificate through our programs. See below for a breakdown of the graphic design opportunities we offer:

Graphic Design Certificate:
  • 30 semester credits
  • Offered at our Brooklyn and Queens campuses
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Career opportunities include but are not limited to advertising graphic designer, visual designer, flash designer, storyboards artist, print designer or presentation specialist
Computer Information Systems Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree: Graphic Design Concentration
  • 60 semester credits
  • Offered at our Brooklyn and Queens campuses
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Career opportunities include but are not limited to computer programmer, computer systems analyst, network architect, 3D modeling technician or java developer.
In these programs, students are introduced to major web applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and more. Using modern Mac computers, our highly experienced instructors will show students how to navigate the latest computer softwares and will assist them in creating original web development projects.

For more information on our graphic design programs, visit us online at www.bramsonort.edu today!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Today Is The Day! Apply to Bramson ORT

Are you looking for a challenge? An opportunity? A place where you can discover your true potential and get a head start on your future? If you've answered "yes," then today is the day that you should apply to Bramson ORT College!

At Bramson ORT, we offer an array of academic programs that lead students towards a professional degree, certificate, or diploma in their field of study. Our highly trained faculty and staff are experts in their field, and will work diligently with each student to ensure they are receiving an education that will prepare them for success in the future. 

Check out our YouTube video below to hear from Bramson ORT students and learn more about what we have to offer!


For more information on how to apply, click here or visit us online at www.bramsonort.edu!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Benefits of Taking Online Classes

Are you looking to take college classes, but are concerned that you don’t have the time to physically sit in the classroom? As today’s job market becomes increasingly competitive, it’s crucial for job seekers to obtain a college degree. However, it can be difficult for some to find the time to go to school.

That’s why at Bramson ORT, we design our programs around our students’ schedules and offer programs that allow students to obtain credits over the Internet with online classes. Here are some of the benefits of enrolling in our online programs:
  1. Distance learning allows you to enroll in academic programs without geographical restrictions; all you need is access to a computer! 
  2. Distance learning courses are available day or night, allowing students to hold a job during the day that might have prevented them from enrolling in school. 
  3. Distance learning eliminates the need for commuting or on-campus living, making it easy for students who may be unable to travel to school.
At Bramson ORT, we offer a variety of online programs, with one of our most popular being our Business Management program! Our online Associate Degree program is nearly identical to the classroom version of our Business Program, and all skills and knowledge gained through the online degree program will mirror what students are learning in the classroom. This program is highly recommended for students wishing to explore a career in business and entrepreneurship.

For more information on distance learning and our Business Management Online Program, click here.

Are you ready to begin your journey towards earning a business degree? Apply to Bramson ORT today! Contact us at our Queens office (718-261-5800) or Brooklyn office (718-259-5300) or visit us on our website to learn more today!