Are you 30 or older
and you find that you want to go to or back to school?
Well, you are definitely not alone.
In the past few years, the number of adults who return to school or go to
school for the first time have increased a great deal.
This is due mostly to the many opportunities to get access to higher
learning. Some of the options
include taking courses at a nearby community college and taking distance
learning classes or an independent study long distance course.
If you find that you
have more time than you used to and you find you want to go to college, if you
have the resources go ahead and have fun, if not, there are many financial aid
options for older students.
Aid for Older Students
Many scholarship and fellowship programs
do not have age restrictions, and there are no age restrictions on eligibility
for federal student financial aid. Older students should conduct a search for
aid just like younger students.
Although many schools restrict
eligibility for the school's own financial aid programs to the first Bachelor's
degree, some schools will waive the restrictions when the student is an adult
returning to school to earn a second degree in preparation for a career change.
This consulting company specializes in adult learning.
70 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676
Business and Professional Women's
The Business and Professional Women's Foundation offers a variety of
scholarships and fellowships for women age 30 or over who are going back to
school to upgrade their career skills or train for a new career field.
2012 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
This organization assists women who were homemakers and now need to get a job or
go to school. For more information, call 1-202-467-6346.