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    Default Paramedic school grants or ways of making it cheaper

    I am planning on going to medic school this fall, and I was wondering if there is anyway that I can get help to pay for it by grants or some kind of scholorship or something..?

    I will be ff II/ EMT-B so thats my last step and it is the most expensive, so id like some help if possible.

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    Boundtree has funding available for children of firefighters and EMT's wishing to further their education in the emergency services field, but that is contingent upon you being a second generation emergency services person.

    More info available here:
    http://www.boundtree.com/training/scholarships/

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    Yeah im not a second generation...that sucks...

    any others?

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    its 3 grand, thats cheaper than fulltime junior college for a year, whats the big deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cifallout123 View Post
    its 3 grand, thats cheaper than fulltime junior college for a year, whats the big deal?
    Im 21 years old, just finished paying $2000 for my EMT-B class, and $2000 for Elgin Fire Academy, plus $1500 worth of gas to get there...no help from parents and have never been helped out by the state by grants or scholorships so why not ask for a little help??

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    Taz, check out fastweb.com if you haven't already done so. They can hunt down scholarships for just about anybody. You just have to check in once in a while with them so they can alert you to new scholarships and they tell you the deadlines.
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    Ask your system's EMS Educator about grants. If you make under a certain amount of money you are eligible for a grant in ems. I can't tell you anymore about it I was just told about it briefly by my EMS Educator when I began my medic class.
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    You could always try and find a part time(or full time) department and have them pay for it.

    All my classes are being paid for...
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    did you apply for financial aid? When I went through I was barely working part time. Financial aid along with the discount from my part-time job covered all of tuition and then some. I actually ended up on top almost $500

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazman7 View Post
    Im 21 years old, just finished paying $2000 for my EMT-B class, and $2000 for Elgin Fire Academy, plus $1500 worth of gas to get there...no help from parents and have never been helped out by the state by grants or scholorships so why not ask for a little help??
    Where the hell did you go to EMT-B school at? I paid $500 3 years ago...

    Your situation really isn't that uncommon. I'm 22, also paid my own way for EMT-B, the state paid for medic school, and right now I'm in a full time fire academy working 2 jobs.. today is actually my only day off this month.

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    all medic classes are accredited through a college or junior college, if you are 21 you are eligible for grants that should cover it all. and where did you pay 2000 dollars for an emt class???

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    Quit bashing the kid for how much he paid blah blah blah.

    It's not uncommon to find EMT classes that cost 2000 bucks. Usually they have some outdoor EMT stuff included such as making splints with sticks and an introduction to swift water rescue.

    Check out http://www.aeriemedicine.com/

    The Wilderness EMT class for Aerie med is about 220 hours. That's about a 100 more than your standard EMT class. Bottom line, you learn more stuff!

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    Default Oldie AND moldy....

    EMT School was 5 credit hours AT $13 A CREDIT HOUR...way back in 1981.....not counting books and other miniscule fees.....and paramedic school was $600 plus plus in '85. Gosh, that seems like so long ago.

    And I'm gonna do it all over again.

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