Well,you can get some grants, but they don't actually add up too much, unless you get several private grants. But those can be hard enough to get and take a lot of time and energy.One of the most popular solution now is taking out student loans, but you will have to pay them back. If you become a special ed or high school science or math teacher then you can get 17,500 in loans forgiven if you teach in a title one school district for 5 years. And if you become another type of teacher you can get 5K forgiven if you teach in a title one school for 5 years.
Unlike student loans and other means of financial assistance that have to be repaid, scholarships, bursaries and grants provide merit or situation based funding to students who qualify. Scholarships are easier by far to get than either bursaries or grants, and are offered by more institutions. Primarily, scholarships are granted and/or awarded by the following institutions:
- Federal, State and Municipal government bodies
- Colleges and Universities