Little known scholarship resources for going back to school as an adult

Written By Steps To Faculty Published September 9th, 2010

Today’s tough job market requires you to constantly update your skills. Age is no longer a factor when we think of the modern student. The eighteen year old fresh out of high school or the 50 plus senior executive who needs to learn current marketing management are both what constitute the education market. To get and keep a job may force you to have to return to school as an adult. Like the millions of people who fret about the cost of getting an education, you may be wondering where are you to find the money. The average cost of a three credit college course at a four year public institution is $1,300 according to the National Education Association. If you are seeking a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree, you may find that you will have to pay $20,000 and $15,000 respectively. School is not cheap. But there are sources that can help. Take a look.

Step 1 Get personalized attention

There a literally thousands of scholarship programs for continuing education and regular degree programs at the three thousands schools in the United States. For every major including subjects like History there are at least ten scholarships available. But many sites only list a few of these scholarships. If you want to get a personalized list of scholarships available based on factors such as your major, special needs, hardships, and even age then try fastweb.com for a detailed list of all available scholarships.

Step 2 Use a search engine

Scholarships.com is not widely known about but great listings of available financial aid packages based on school. This comparison is useful when you are deciding upon the actual school you choose to attend. Knowing in advance exactly how much in scholarship funds you will receive based on your major and school can save you time and money in the short run and long term.

Step 3 Stay in touch

Want a site that lets you stay in touch with schools you are interested in attending and also that can help you win special scholarships? Then try Zinch, a site designed to help you stay in touch with scholarship directors and schools.

Step 4 Sign in with schoolsoup.com

Keeping a track of scholarship deadlines and monetary distributions can be mind bending. But a registration (free) with school soup.com you can keep a track of all the available scholarships but school, degree type, and major and at the same time monitor the deadlines for each scholarship application. You need to apply early for some scholarships thus making this site an excellent hidden resource.

Step 5 Search quickly

Given that there are over 1.7 million scholarships available, you can do a quick search based on 7 search decision criteria with Mac25. The tool is designed to help you connect with over 600,000 schools and scholarships for working adults. The search not only gives a comprehensive listing of scholarships, but also the chances of obtaining it based upon the number of applicants each year. Visit http://www.collegenet.com/mach25/app?service=page/profile_overview

Remember to search through all available scholarships to maximize your chances of receiving funding for college. Please visit stepsto.com for more great business.


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