I don’t think I can afford college without a job, so can I work and attend class at the same time?

Adult students have many options for financing their degree along with increasing academic flexibility. A first step is to visit the colleges or universities you are interested in attending and request a college catalog. Often classes are scheduled that enable students to attend classes at night and on the weekends, or programs are offered in accelerated format. Many colleges also offer programs via broadcast television, the Internet, multi-media, and video conferencing.

For help with tuition costs, many companies have tuition assistance programs or special scholarships for employees. We can help to find out what grants, scholarships, low interest loans, tuition payment plans, and work-study opportunities are available. You can also research scholarships in libraries or through scholarship search services on the Internet, and take advantage of education tax credits such as the Hope Scholarship Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.  We also have many local resources for scholarship as well.  See our Resources page for links.