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.
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.