Ameritech on an Alternative to Traditional Four-Year Colleges: Trade Schools


Finding a calling, either fresh out of high school or later in life, isn’t always a clear-cut path. Certain things are more clear cut, like that some sort of education is needed when entering a new field, but it isn’t always obvious which path of education is better for an individual. Trade schools aren’t the most commonly suggested path but are no less a viable option for someone looking to learn new hands-on skills. But trade schools still have a cost to them, to the point that some people might need to take out student loans to afford them. Ameritech Financial (Ameritech), a document preparation service company that helps align struggling borrowers with federal repayment programs that the company also assists in applying for, wants borrowers to consider their options and pick the path best for them and their future, without worrying as much about cost.

“We need all sorts of jobs to make our society as productive as it is, which means people are going to need access to a variety of educations,” said Tom Knickerbocker, executive vice president of Ameritech. Trade schools offer experience with more hands-on learning styles for industries like automotive repair, culinary arts and even private investigation. A plus to trade school training, aside from the variety of careers that aren’t accessible at a more traditional college, is that on average, it costs less than a regular college to attend. According to some studies, the difference in cost is over $90,000. That alone may sway some career seekers into going to a trade school. But time spent at a trade school also tends to be shorter, lending itself to some of the difference in cost, making it a more viable option for people looking to get into the workforce sooner.

We need all sorts of jobs to make our society as productive as it is, which means people are going to need access to a variety of educations.

Tom Knickerbocker, Executive Vice President of Ameritech Financial

However, a $33,000 cost for a trade school is still a steep price for many. For reasons outside of the borrowers’ control, the repayment of loans may become a burden. Ameritech can help qualified borrowers apply for federal income-driven repayment plans that can potentially lower a borrower’s monthly payments and get them on track for student loan forgiveness after the required amount of qualified payments. “Borrower’s shouldn’t have to struggle with repayment because they sought to better themselves through education. Ameritech believes that student loan borrowers deserve financial and personal wellness, just like everyone else, and we’re doing what we can to help them achieve it,” said Knickerbocker.

About Ameritech Financial

Ameritech Financial is a private company located in Rohnert Park, California. Ameritech Financial has already helped thousands of consumers with financial analysis and student loan document preparation to apply for federal student loan repayment programs offered through the Department of Education.

Each Ameritech Financial telephone representative has received the Certified Student Loan Professional certification through the International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators (IAPDA).

Ameritech Financial prides itself on its exceptional customer service.

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To learn more about Ameritech Financial, please contact:

Ameritech Financial
5789 State Farm Drive #265
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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About Ameritech Financial

Ameritech Financial is a document preparation company that helps borrowers enroll in the federal repayment program that matches their individual financial needs, potentially lowers payments and gets them on track for student loan forgiveness.

Ameritech Financial
5789 State Farm Drive, 265 , #265
Rohnert Park, CA

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