I was hoping some of my fellow "older students" might give me some pointers on looking for scholarships or financial aid for people our age.
I'm a Navy Vet. and as "my luck" would have it - the GI Educational Bill stopped the year before I joined and was reinstated about a year after I got out. They had something called the VEAP Program when I was in - you had to contribute to it monthly. Anyone that's been in the military knows that the pay is so low - most of us didn't have any "extra money" each month to contribute to anything. Found out the other day from the financial aid office that after my 6 years on Active Duty - I don't qualify for any educational benefits from the VA - really stinks.
His only suggestion was that I apply for Federal Financial Aid - FFSFA - think that's what it's called. I've looked through a lot of Scholarship Sites and they seem mostly geared towards High School students heading to college or college students needing money for their next year of studies. All the sites want your GPA, etc. For someone like me who has been out of College for 20 years - I don't have a current GPA to give them.
I thought perhaps there might be some sort of Financial Help for people like me starting over. I'm married and my husband has a decent job, but we're already putting our oldest through college - so with me in school - finances will be incredibly tight. Any help, suggestions, etc. would be really appreciated. Thanks, Susan