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For more information, log on to or call (973) 296-9302 for an appointment, and don’t spend another minute looking for the mate to that black leather pump. Christy Delaguerra heads financial aid department at Eastwick College in Ramsey hristy Delaguerra helps people with their higher education aspirations, working to make sure they get the best support possible through the Financial Aid Department at Eastwick College in Ramsey. Thanks to her, new students can spend more time working on their education and less time worrying how they’re going to pay for it. Delaguerra credits the college (previously the HoHoKus School of Business and Medical Sciences) for her success, and wants to make sure others have similar opportunities to achieve their career goals. She was a single mom waitressing and bartending to make ends meet when she decided to enroll in the school’s business administration program in 2001. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, when a friend who had attended the medical program here suggested I give the school a try, and here I am, seven years later,” said Delaguerra. Following her graduation from the 18-month program, President Thomas Eastwick realized Delaguerra’s potential and hired her in the financial aid office. Now the Director of Financial Aid, Delaguerra takes pride in helping students sort out their financial situations and getting them the financial assistance they need to attend school and pursue their career goals. “A lot of people are coming back to school and need help to pay for it. Many are looking to change career paths because there are no jobs in their field,” Delaguerra explained. Her office had grown tremendously in recent years, as her staff work hards to stay on top of new financial aid opportunities and changes in existing programs. Eastwick College was recently approved to offer associate degrees in addition to their certificate and diploma programs, allowing students to apply for state TAG grants (state) and federal PELL tuition grants –– many qualify for both at the same time. Loan programs, such as NJ Class and Direct Loans, often pick up what the other programs don’t cover, and vocational or unemployment benefits C Christy Delaguerra may even cover part of the tuition. Despite the wide variety of financial aid opportunities available to students, many colleges often only provide minimal help. Christy and her department at Eastwick College, however, provide personalized financial aid assistance. “We meet with every student to explore whether they qualify for financial aid. We give them an estimate and then do all the follow-up paperwork,” she added. “We process everything for them.” This approach helps potential students focus more on their their career goals and less on paperwork. Eastwick College offers associate degree programs that can be completed in as little as 15 months, a significant advantage considering that a traditional associate degree takes about two or more years and a bachelor degree can often take up to six years to finish. Recently the college has made headlines, gaining approval from the New Jersey Board of Nursing to offer a registered nursing degree program. Eastwick College is the first private proprietary college in the state to earn this approval, making them a vital resource for those seeking to become a registered nurse. In addition to registered nursing, Eastwick College offers degree programs in surgical technology, health information technology, cardiovascular technology and allied health. The new registered nursing degree program follows a long history of medical education and training at Eastwick College and the HoHoKus Schools campuses, both owned and operated by Eastwick Education. “We’ve earned a large amount of respect among healthcare organizations in the area thanks to the focused programs we’ve developed for key occupations such as ultrasound technology, medical assisting, licensed practical nursing, surgical technology, medical billing and coding, and bilingual hispanic nursing,” explains Eastwick, president of Eastwick Education. “This new registered nursing degree comes as the result of extensive collaboration with the medical community to ensure that it provides the best training and career opportunities for our graduates.” To learn more about Eastwick College and its new LPN to RN Bridge registered nursing degree program, call 201327-8877, visit or stop by the campus at 10 South Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey.