Financial Aid Options

The idea of starting a new career is fun and exciting, but sometimes the burden of the financial obligation can be scary. At the Academy of Pet Careers, we work hard to provide financial aid options to all students.

The resources below will help you begin your financial aid process. Please reach out to our Admissions Director for assistance and guidance through out your planning.

SuperMoney Trade School Loans

Government Funding Options

Both state and federal government funding provide a variety of options for students at the Academy of Pet Careers. You can begin by reviewing the options below to see if you are eligible for funding from any of these government organizations.

Scholarship / Discount Options

529 Savings Plan

The 529 Savings Plan is a great savings tool for post-secondary programs, but The APC does not qualify as an Approved Withdrawal. If a tradition program is not something in your future, we offer to pay the 10% penalty for withdrawal in order to pay for one of our programs.


The APC gets many students that are sponsored, financed or even paid for by their employer. We offer a 25% discount to students who are sponsored by their employer and who have a guaranteed job when they graduate. We need a signed “Letter of Intent” or Employee Contract.

A+ Scholarship

We want to commend you for your hard work and dedication to community service! Although, you cannot use this State Program for our school, we will still help by offering 10% off any program you choose to take with us.

2 is Better Than 1

Bring a friend with you along your adventure at The APC and we will give both students 10% off their program of choice. Both students must begin in the same month.

High School Partners

Graduates receive 10% off any program. Copy of Diploma required. Current schools that qualify: South and North County Technical.


Our Open House and other events may have giveaways up to $5000 off tuition! These awards expire after 1 year of receipt.

Hannelore Bugby Scholarship for Female Entrepreneurs

Hannelore Bugby is the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit. As the founder of The Academy of Pet Careers, she paved the way for young women at a time when the business world was unwelcoming of female entrepreneurs. She continues to invent ideas and invest herself in new opportunities, whether they be in pet care, real estate, or summer camps for young entrepreneurs looking to follow her example.

We offer this scholarship in honor of the woman who made us possible and in hope that we can bring another young entrepreneur closer to her dream. Once per year, Hannelore Bugby will hand-select a female student who aspires to start her own business. That student will receive a full tuition scholarship for any dog training or dog grooming program at The Academy of Pet Careers valued up to $20,000.

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