You are on the brink of making the decision to continue your education and you are looking for a way to finance this new venture. Education grants can be a great way to assist you in defraying the costs of furthering your education or even the education of a loved one. As you embark on this journey, you will need to ask yourself several important questions.

First and foremost, are you willing to put the time and effort into doing research and completing lengthy application forms? Researching financial assistance opportunities to attend school can be a very frustrating process. A website search for a topic similar to “education grants” is going to return a host of sites, however virtually all of them will be lacking specific information on how and where to apply for a specific grant that is matched with your needs and one in which you meet the grantor’s requirements. To compound this already frustrating process, continuing education application forms consist of an average of 5-12 pages and can take up to 6 hours to complete.

It is very important to note, however, that there are a few keys to reducing the frustration associated with this process. You will need to begin by taking a thorough look into your life (your current circumstances, your past, your heritage, etc.). As you examine yourself, you will need to place yourself into several categories that commonly affect an individual’s ability to receive education assistance to include, but not limited to, the following: annual household income, marital status and whether or not you have dependents, ethnicity, ancestry, education level, previous academic achievement, etc.

Additionally, you will have to consider where you want to attend school and what degree you are planning to pursue. Almost every academic institution possesses grant funds, either through the generous contributions of alumni or through government grant funds allocated directly to the institution, that are available to students who have been offered admission. Likewise, a number of grants are program specific and the individuals or institutions that have established these funds are looking to provide assistance to individuals who wish to pursue certain programs. For additional information on tuition grants, please see our page entitled Tuition Grants .

You may wish to also investigate whether or not you qualify for any governmental programs that are offered by your local social service organizations. For example, many local unemployment offices offer educational grants to individuals receiving unemployment benefits who meet their additional criteria. And, a number of local agencies that serve families and children have government grant funds to provide educational financial assistance to individuals already receiving their services that meet their additional criteria.

Lastly, you should consider allowing a professional grant writer to research and complete these applications to increase your chance of successfully obtaining an education grant.

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