Returning to school after time away is a big step, especially for a woman who has had a family in the meantime. Many hesitate when it comes to attending school because they fear that they will not be able to devote the necessary attention to their children as needed. While they realize that having a college degree will be beneficial for their families in the long run, they also fear that their children will in some way be neglected if they go back to school.
President Obama’s Recovery Act in 2009, wasn’t only focused on jobs. The Commander in Chief realized one of the best ways to improve a citizen’s income is to advance the person’s education. As such, a major part of the Act, $225 billion of it, is dedicated to contracts, grants and loans, including college loans, and $500 million of that will have a direct impact on online colleges.
Students can find more online college classes available nowadays than ever, as the number of online degree programs continue to soar. Determining which scholarships and grants are applicable in your educational pursuits means finding the money to help pay for an online education.
Benedictine University has announced the creation of a scholarship honoring those who have served in the aftermath of natural disasters. The University has pledged to provide up to $250,000 in waived tuition for students who traveled to support recovery efforts in locations devastated by natural catastrophes.
Is there a magic formula for maximizing the amount of financial aid you qualify for?
Obtaining money for college in the form of a grant in order to fund your education is a great way to pay your tuition, without worrying about having to repay the money. Applying for a grant is easy, as long as you have all of the right forms and information. Furthering your education has never been so important, given the job market and economy. While the deadline for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not until September, many educational experts are urging students to start submitting forms now. Whether you are enrolling in a campus based or online degree program, the rules are the same.