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To apply for a Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan, select the link below.
Once on the Sallie Mae web page, select "Student", "Undergraduate Degree", "Missouri" and then select "LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY - SEMO, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO, 00250199" then hit "Continue".
On the next page, it will show that you are applying for the Smart Option Student Loan, simply hit continue.
You will then be required to enter your personal information. Once entered, select "Continue".
For "Degree/Certificate of Study" select "Certificate".
For "Major/Specialty" select "Other".
For "Enrollment Status" select "Full Time"
For "Grade Level" select "Certificate/Continuing Ed"
When you get to "Academic Period of the Loan" and "Anticipated Graduation/Completion", Academy classes that begin in January, graduate in May of the same year. Academy classes that begin in August, graduate in December of the same year. Enter the appropriate information and select "Save and Continue".
The cost of the Academy is $6,500 but students may be eligible to borrow more, depending on circumstances. For more information on loan amounts above and beyond the cost of the academy, call us at 573-290-5110.
The rest of the application is your personal information, enter it and submit the loan request for processing.