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8-19-2014
NY PUBLIC SERVICE DEGREES

NY PUBLIC SERVICE DEGREES

 We are sharing the following online degree program information with our MEA members, who are interested in academic and career advancement. Additional facts have also been provided regarding reimbursement and loan repayment plans.  These details have been taken directly from the specific public service bulletins. 
 
CAREER ADVANCEMENT
 Do you want to work towards career advancement to become top in your field? If you are interested in continuing your education, but you DO NOT have time to go to a college campus, check out the new roll-out of 100% online completion programs from the top regionally accredited universities.

Choose your "program of interest" below to get started now!

100% Online Undergraduate Programs:

AA: Criminal Justice

AA: Paralegal Studies

BS Business in Information Management Systems: Intelligence

BS: Criminal Justice: Business Administration

BS: Criminal Justice: Criminal Psychology

BS: Criminal Justice: Forensics

BS: Criminal Justice: Homeland Security

BS: Criminal Justice: Public Administration

BS: Criminal Justice: Strategic Intelligence

BS: Psychology: Crisis Counseling

BS: Business Admin: Public Administration

 100% Online Graduate Programs:

MBA: Public Administration

MBA: Criminal Justice

MBA: Homeland Security

MA Marriage and Family Therapy

MA Psychology - General Psychology

MA Human Services: Crisis Response and Trauma

MS Public Safety - Criminal Justice

Master Public Health - Health Promotion

 100% Online Doctoral Programs:

Doctor Business Administration - Criminal Justice

Ph.D. Business Administration - Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy

PHD: Philosophy: Professional Counseling

Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy

Ed.D Transformational Leadership

 How can I get my education costs reimbursed?

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

 After serving 10 years of full-time employment in public service, you may be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) on any remaining student loan debt. You need to make 120 payments and not be late on any payments in order to qualify for PSLF. Only payments made on or after October 1, 2007 count toward the required 120 monthly payments. Borrowers must consolidate into a Direct Loan Program in order to qualify for the PSLF Program, and may lower their monthly payments by doing so.

  Income-Based Loan Repayment (IBR) Plan

 The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 made it possible for high-debt, lower income college graduates to manage their loan repayment via an "income-based repayment" plan.

 Income-based repayment (IBR) is available for most federal student loans, such as Stafford, Grad PLUS and Consolidation Loans. It is not available for private student loans, Parent PLUS loans or Consolidation Loans that include Parent PLUS loans. To qualify for IBR you must demonstrate "partial financial hardship," which is determined based on the amount of your monthly payment, your income and your family size. Under the IBR plan, your monthly payments are reduced, and after 25 years of qualifying repayments, any remaining balance will be forgiven.



  
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