Cost of Your Education
Many people wonder how much their education will cost them. Here are some of the factors to consider about your education and its cost. This is the first of two articles on how to reduce your costs for your education.
Fastweb [offsite link]
Searchable database for student scholarships and grants for mostly US based funding. Also helps students investigate financial incentives available through various educational institutions.
FedMoney.org [offsite link]
Great resource with comprehensive information on US educational financing programs.
Financial Aid Resources
There are several ways for individuals to obtain money for college. These include college/university financial aid, corporately funded tuition, scholarships, and federal student aid. The U.S. Department of Education is the largest provider of grants, loans, and work-study funds for students.
Grants and Funding [offsite link]
Helpful resource to help you find funds for training in the biomedical sciences and undergraduate science education.
International Education Financial Aid [offsite link]
Offers useful information to help students who wish to study internationally find funding through grants, scholarships, and international student loan programs.
Max Bell Foundation [offsite link]
Reflects the spirit and intent of its founder to improve Canadian society by encouraging the development of non-governmental initiative and entrepreneurship in public policies and practices with an emphasis on health, education, and communications. Has made hundreds of grants totalling more than $50 million to projects and initiatives across Canada.
Philanthropy News Digest (PND) from The Foundation Center [offsite link]
A compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide. Each PND abstract summarizes the content of, or from, an original article, press or news release, or grantmaker Web site. The RFP (Request for Proposals) Bulletin is published every Friday afternoon. Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization.
Scholarships Canada [offsite link]
Canada´s most comprehensive scholarship portal. Search through our extensive database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) [offsite link]
An arms-length Canadian federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the social sciences and humanities.
Tuition Reimbursement Programs
Many corporations are offering tuition reimbursement for distance learning degree programs. If you are interesting in pursuing an online degree from an accredited university at the expense of the company you work for, learn how corporate tuition reimbursement programs work.
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