Daily Archives: April 13, 2011

Financing Your New Skill Training – U.S. Government Source

By:  John Holmgren    TheExpertResumeWriter.com

There are many, many reasons that learning a new skill is critical to your success.  It is true that, for many, it is the most likely path to quality employment.

Whether you need to learn a skill to establish a career or your job went away and you must learn another trade, that means training, and training schools are expensive!

A source of educational funding is the U.S. Department of Education.  Each year more than $150 billion is available in federal aid for students who qualify.

This is a quote from their document, “Federal Student Aid at a Glance 2010 – 12”.  Federal student aid comes from the federal government – specifically, the U.S. Department of Education.  It’s money that helps a student pay for education expenses at a postsecondary school (e.g., college, vocational school, graduate school).

Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation.  Aid also can help pay for a computer and for dependent care.”

Find the U.S. Department of Education at www.ed.gov.  Look for “Funding” and you will be taken to http://federalstudentaid.gov.  It will provide you with much more information.

To apply for federal student aid, complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  On the web go to www.fafsa.gov.  Fill out the application or download a PDF.  For further aid call 1-800-433-3243.

You will find a wealth of information about the program.  Start with “Your Federal Student Loans – Learn the basics and Manage Your Debt”.  Order at www.edpubs.gov.

Student Aid on the Web       www.studentaid.ed.gov

Military                                 www.studentaid.ed.gov/military

Checklist                              www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov

Parents                                www.ed.gov/parents

Occupational Outlook           www.bls.gov/oco

GED                                     www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/education/ged

That’s just a sampling of what’s available.  Good Luck!