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December 30, 2008: New Years Resolution – Start or Finish Your Education

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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 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 Benefits Quick Search and select the “Education/Training” category.

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  Adult Education--Basic Grants to States This program provides grants to states to fund local programs of adult education and literacy services, including workplace literacy services, family literacy services, and English literacy and civics education programs. Participation in these progra... view more
  Federal Pell Grants Federal Pell Grants help financially needy undergraduate students, who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree, meet the cost of postsecondary education. In limited cases a Pell Grant ... view more
  Federal Work-Study The Federal Work-Study Program funds jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay postsecondary education expenses.  The program encoura... view more
  Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who are enrolled in health professions and nursing prog... view more
  Stafford Loans for Students Stafford Loans are available for undergraduate and graduate students and come from one of two sources:
  • Direct Stafford Loans are made by the U.S. Department of Education. You repay a Federal Direct Stafford Loan to the U.S. Dep... view more
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