Financial Aid Checklist

Are you an adult thinking about going back to school?

Want to know how to prepare for college or career school?


A Check List From The U.S. Depratment of Education

Financial Aid Checklist

The U.S. Department of Education has provided Checklist for adults who are thinking of applying to college, including those who left high school before graduating, graduated high school, completed some college courses, or may be in the workforce.

To Do:

  • Look into getting a General Educational Development (GED) certificate if you don’t have a high school diploma; try searching online for “GED certificate” and your state’s name.
  • Check the Yellow Pages and ask employers to recommend schools that provide training in the skills you will need for the career you choose.
  • Ask your employer if assistance is available to help you pay for school.
  • Get to know the financial aid staff at the school you plan to attend; they can help you with aid applications and explain the types of aid available.

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