There are many ways to pay for a technology courses or even an online technology degree program. Many people are able to use more than one method so schedule a time to speak with a financial aid officer who can assist you in determining your full eligibility for assistance.
1. If you are currently employed then begin with the human resource department at your job. Many employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement especially if it will enhance their current job skills. Be sure to find out exactly what is covered and any stipulations such as minimum grade required for reimbursement.
2. Contact FAFSA otherwise known as Free Application for Federal Student Aid at the U.S. Department of Education. You can visit the website or call (800) 4-FED-AID (433-3243).
3. Find a scholarship. Scholarships are everywhere so keep your eyes and ears open. To perform a comprehensive scholarship search visit FastWeb. FastWeb contains a huge database of scholarships with eligibility criteria clearly listed.
4. School financial aid office. This is a must. Nearly every school have private scholarships in addition to grants, loans, deferred payment plans and much more. Schedule a time to speak with a financial aid advisor to explore all available options.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|