The Benefits Of Going Back To School As An Adult

Adult Students

Expanding your education as an adult can seem daunting, many mature students are worried that they won’t fit it, or that the benefits of taking a course won’t outweigh its cost. However, education for mature students can actually be easier, rather than more difficult, as their base of education, experience, and knowledge gives them an advantage over other students. And an easier ride the second time around isn’t the only benefit returning to education can offer a mature student. Tangible Benefits Growing your professional network: Attending school with other adult learners is an excellent chance to grow your professional network...

5 Things You Should Know When Applying for Financial Aid

Student Financial Aid

One of the most common questions asked about college education is “how am I going to pay for it?” The sticker price of many college courses can come as a shock, however, there are a number of financial aid options available to students. To have the best chance of finding the financial aid program that works best for you, you need to be aware of the options and be properly prepared to apply. To help out, here are 5 things you should know when applying for financial aid. 1. Colleges want to help: Our Financial Aid Officers here at Northwest..

Am I Eligible For Title IV Federal Student Aid?

FAFSA Application Form

Title IV funding provides financial assistance towards the costs of education for more than 13 million students across the US every year. For many, this funding is a gateway to access higher education courses they might otherwise not be able to afford. The U.S. Department of Education awards more than $120 billion a year in grants, work-study funds and loans to cover expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, and transportation. Title IV aid can also be used to pay for other education-related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care.   Title IV Federal Student..