Great Scholarships for Adult Students

Good news if you’re among the many adults returning to school for your bachelors or masters degrees. You can get aid, beyond FAFSA and Pell Grants. Here are some grants for the grown-ups:


  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant: Based on financial need, these grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. They can average between $100-$4000 a year toward participating schools and don’t require you pay them back.


  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant: If you are returning to school to become an educator, this grant is worth up to $4000. There is a catch though: You must work in a low-income school for at least four years, or you will need to pay the grant back.


  • State Grants: Some states offer grants for adults returning to school. Check here to see if your state does.


  • Other Scholarships: You don’t have to be a recent high school grad to get a scholarship. Check with Fastweb and other sites for funding for adult students.


  • Return2College: Three adult students per year can qualify for this $1000 scholarship.


  • Unigo $10K Scholarship: Are you willing to write an essay on what would happen if your favorite historical figure came back to life and what would be their favorite app? You could be eligible for a $10,000 scholarship. The deadline is December 31, 2018.


  • Imagine America: If you are returning to school to improve your job situation and further your career, you can apply for this $1000 scholarship.

There are ways to pay for college, even if you are an adult.