Getting Paid for School: Tuition Reimbursement & Education Grants
Who isn't looking for ways to make some extra money these days? The state of the economy has people in a panic. Sadly, most people aren't looking toward the future, but are focused on the here and now because survival itself is a struggle for most of us. However, there really is light at the end of the tunnel. You can meet your needs of today while pursuing the goals of tomorrow. How? Go back to school!
There are a multitude of education grants for online schools, such as the PELL grant and scholarships available to pay for school as well as books. And for once, being a member of the low income bracket works to your advantage! Some grants and scholarships are need based. What this means is that the less money you HAVE, the more money you are OFFERED.
Grants are sent directly to the school. Scholarships are either sent to the school or directly to you. Student loans are sent to the school. Once all the fees are taken out, the school sends you a check for the remaining amount. All you have to do is the schoolwork! It's not a bad deal when you consider that you are not only making some extra money, but working towards a degree that can secure your future.
Let's not forget that though some don't know it, if you are a student and have to cut back hours to make time to study, you may also qualify for unemployment benefits for hours lost. This applies even to online schools. Some unemployment centers even offer help by giving students gas cards to assist with travel costs. This even applies to online courses because students may have to travel for tests and to obtain supplies.
Going to school online offers an even more lucrative option. Consider what it would cost you outside of tuition and supplies to go to school. Perhaps you have to pay a sitter. You will also have to pay gas to get to a traditional school. Maybe you even need to rearrange your work schedule and end up with lost hours so that you can go to school. All of those problems are eliminated when you take your online courses. Though you will have due dates for your assignments, you do them based on your schedule. That means if you can't sleep at 2 a.m., you can get started on your next assignment! It doesn't get much better than that!
For information on state grants, go to your state's official website. For information on federal grants, read more here.