December 30, 2008: New Years Resolution – Start or Finish Your Education
It’s a new year! Resolve to make 2009 the year you finish or get a degree with the help of a Federal or State education program.
In this highly competitive job market, you can’t afford to let a college education slip away. The 2006 US Census reported that an employee with a bachelor’s degree earns about $13,000 more each year than someone with only some college or an associate’s degree. Add a graduate degree and the difference is nearly $30,000 a year.
Getting a degree can change your life, but it comes with a big price tag. Government benefits can help lighten the financial burden of obtaining a solid education. These programs include grants, loans, scholarships and Federal Work-Study programs through the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Let GovBenefits.gov help you find the right programs to make an investment in your future.
Explore the links below to learn more about these education benefits. For a complete list of Education and Loan programs, use the GovBenefits.gov Benefits Quick Search and select the “Education/Training” category.