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How to find help Many companies, trade organizations, advocacy groups and government programs offer grants, scholarships and low- or no-interest loans to cover the costs of degrees, certifications, or simply coursework.   

Search for Scholarships Free scholarship databases customize search results based on individual eligibility. Apply for both national grants and local scholarships. But beware of for-profit organizations trying to rip you off, know the warning signs of a scholarship scam. 


Companies Cover Costs Knowing that a well-educated workforce increases productivity,  employers willingly invest in their employees' education, offering  tuition reimbursement benefits for a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, or job-certificate training. Benefits vary in both the amount and type of education they cover. The collaborative effort of both colleges and businesses to make education affordable results in programs like Metropolitan College. Some government programs offer tuition reimbursement in exchange for a few years of service. See  below for just a few of the companies that offer education assistance to employees.