The following resources can help you find other sources of financial aid. Beware of scams and services that will charge you a fee!
AmeriCorps provides full-time educational awards in return for community service. You can work before, during or after your post-secondary education, and you can use the funds either to pay current educational expenses or to repay federal student loans. For more information, call 1-800-942-2677 or visit http://www.americorps.org/
Businesses and labor organizations: Many companies, businesses and labor organizations have programs to help employees or members and their families pay for post-secondary education. Ask about scholarship programs and the application process.
Organizations: Foundations, religious organizations, fraternities or sororities and civic clubs offer student financial aid. Also, search community organizations and civic groups such as the YMCA, 4-H Club, Kiwanis, Rotary, the Girl or Boy Scouts, etc. Organizations connected with your field of interest can also be helpful.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: If you (or your spouse) are a veteran or you are the dependent of a veteran, veterans’ educational benefits may be available. Information is available at www.gibill.va.gov or call 1-888-442-4551.
Public libraries and the Internet are excellent sources of information on state and private sources of financial aid. When using either, search using keywords like “financial aid,” “student aid,” “scholarships,” etc. Some examples include:
- Thumbtack School-To-Skills Scholarship 2016-2017