Finding Grants for Online Graduate School
As someone who has just finished a bachelors program, either on a local university or college campus or that of online schooling, you know all the process of getting the financial aid you require to be able to enter into graduate school. Grad schools and their programs are usually much more expensive than that of their bachelor programs, however the cost of schooling is always dependant on the school itself and the residency that is needed to attend (that state or city resident vs. that of a non-resident).
The first steps you should take when looking and finding grants for online graduate school is to look at your individual situation. There are many types of grants or scholarships that are rewarded to those students who are unique within the current college setting; for instance, students who are the first in the families to go to college, those that are of a certain age and going to college for the first time, baby boomer women who are attending for the first time, or those of a minority might be eligible for certain types of grants.
Another way of finding grants for online graduate school is also look at your major. Several foundations and organizations offer grants for those majors that are in need. For instance, if you were majoring in a teaching degree, you could try to apply for the TEACH grant, which grants a total of $4,000 each year for those students who have an interest in teaching low-income elementary or secondary school or system. Below is a list of some of the online grants a person could apply for -
TEACH - mentioned above, it stands for Teacher Education Assistance College and Higher Education.
Ann Reilly Excellence in Education - offered by the Walden University, this award is given to those students who are first time students at Walden. Those that are getting masters or Ph.Ds in education, special education, and instructional design and technology are eligible.
The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science - program which helps to promote the underrepresented classes in the fields of engineering and science. There are several universities that offer this program.