You may qualify for other scholarships and financial aid. We have compiled a list of sites to assist you with your search.
Financial aid can be categorized in two ways: financial need-based, and non need-based. Keep in mind that students and their parents are responsible for paying what they can; financial aid is a supplement, not a substitute, for family resources. For non-need based aid, factors generally include academic excellence, ethnic background, or organization membership. Corporations may also offer assistance to employees and children.
Loans are the most common federal aid and must be repaid when you graduate or leave college. Student loan types are
Scholarships/grants are mostly need-based and require no repayment:
Higher education institutions provide some 20% of aid, most need-based. Check university websites and the institution’s financial aid office when you apply for admission.
Private foundations, corporations, and organizations offer scholarships or grants:
College Board Scholarship Search
Accredited Colleges - Find accredited colleges and trade programs nationwide including scholarships available.
AmeriCorps Education Award
Volunteers who complete one year of service receive an education award for current higher education expenses or to repay student loans.
Army Tuition Assistance
Additional benefits for Army personnel.
Bureau of Health Professions
Scholarships and loans to needy health profession students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Scholarships, grants, fellowships, internships, and cooperative education with federal agencies.
Indian Health Service
Scholarships for American Indian/Alaskan Native health profession students and loan repayment for persons working in IHS facilities.
National Health Service Corps
Scholarships and loan repayment for health profession students who agree to work in underserved areas.
Offered in exchange for two years of service in areas with critical nursing shortages.
Recently there has been a move by the nation's most respected universities and colleges (not-for-profit) to launch online degree programs that provide flexibility and affordability. The Affordable Colleges Online - Accredited Online College Options has a search page that allows students to find and research nonprofit, accredited online colleges by state, subject, religious affiliation and other specialties. There is also a Guide to Online Colleges for Military Personnel and Veterans for current service members and veterans seeking accredited, military-friendly online learning opportunities.
Are you a student with questions about the application process? Get in touch with the Community Investment department by email here or call 561.659.6800.