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NEW – Westlawn Offers Financial Aid to Students

Tuition Financing Through TFC Credit Corporation Lowers Student Payments


January 4, 2008 Annapolis, MD: The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is pleased to announce that it has arranged to provide financial aid to students enrolled in the Westlawn program through TFC Credit Corporation (www.tfccredit.com). The financial-aid package offers students two options for tuition financing. With interest rates from 3% to 9%, students now have the flexibility to choose the payment plan that best meets their needs. U.S. students can now enroll for as little as $395, with monthly payments as low as $141.60. Students continuing on from Module 1 to further modules can continue to use TFC financing, rolling over any balance due as they progress in their study. Pricing for international students is slightly higher.


Westlawn director Dave Gerr stated, “Westlawn hasn’t offered financial aid of this type since the 1970s, and it is something we’ve been wanting to offer to our students. Our goal is to keep Westlawn education as affordable as possible. Using TFC tuition financing, we are able to reduce our students’ payments to levels that were last offered in 1980s.”


TFC Credit Corporation has been financing student tuition for over 35 years. In that time, TFC has financed over 250,000 students at over 1,500 schools. With full-service operation centers in both New York and San Francisco, TFC Credit Corporation is a leader in the education-financing field.


To download Westlawn’s catalog and enrollment forms, and to read complete details of the tuition financing through TFC Credit, visit the Westlawn web site at www.westlawn.edu, click on the link for Enrollment Forms, or click here.



Founded in 1930, the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is the only nationally accredited and state-certified distance-learning school of small-craft design in the United States. As the not-for-profit educational affiliate of the American Boat and Yacht Council, the mission of the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is threefold:

■ To provide our students with the skills and knowledge required to build a rewarding career in the profession of yacht and small-craft naval architecture.

■ To support continued growth of the recreational and small-craft marine community through the development of well-trained, safety-oriented, boat designers developing better products for the benefit of the boating public.

■ To provide continuing education to marine-industry professionals.

To learn more about Westlawn, please call (860) 572-7900 or visit the Westlawn website at: www.westlawn.edu.