QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL AID PACKAGE FOR YOUR RETURN TO SCHOOL

You may qualify for a financial aid package which can help you return to school. Grants and scholarships can also help pay for your education. Click here to learn more at the U.S. Department of Education website.

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For persons age 25 and over, the 2015 median earnings of full-time wage and salary workers with a bachelor’s degree is $23,868 more than the median earnings of full-time wage and salary workers with only a high school diploma. Source: http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

According to the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12): Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2011-12, the number of full-time students who received Pell grants in families with incomes between $60,000 to $80,000 increased to 18% in 2011-12 from 2% in 2007-08. Source: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013165

For the 2018-19 award year (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019), the Federal Pell Grant is an annual award up to $6,095 and is usually given to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. In some cases however, a student enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant. A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Source: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell

Occasionally you might have to pay back part or all of a grant if, for example, you withdraw from school before finishing an enrollment period such as a semester. Source: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships

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