If you’re going back to college as an adult, you may be eligible for grants and scholarships for returning students. In fact, nontraditional college attendees are eligible for both financial aid and low-rate federal loans. These options could reduce the cost of attending college and limit how much student loan debt you have to take on to pay for school.
How to get grants and scholarships for returning students
Here are the three pieces of the puzzle as you seek funding to go back to school:
- The FAFSA for unlocking financial aid
- Grants to go back to school
- Scholarships to go back to school
Or if you want to skip straight to the list of grant and scholarship sources, here are the seven you could get started with. We consider all of them “excellent” choices, as they are all well-established government or private programs that offer relatively large awards to large numbers of students (rather than just a single winner each year).
1. Federal Pell Grant
2. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
3. Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant
4. State-specific grants
6. Unigo $10K Scholarship
7. Imagine America