Scholarships & Financial Aid
Where to Start
Paying for training to further your career doesn’t have to mean going way into debt. There are a lot of options to help students pay for training or a degree.
The first step is to figure out how much it’s going to cost to complete your training. Many programs help you make an estimate by publishing a “cost of attendance” on their website or through their admissions office. You can also find this number by adding up the cost of tuition and fees, books, housing, transportation and living expenses.
Next, figure out how much you and your family can contribute to the cost of your training. Keep in mind that even small gifts can help with the cost of textbooks and school supplies.
The government and organizations from which you request scholarships and loans will also want to know how much money you and your family have available, so this is information you should gather ahead of time.