The AmeriCorps Program provides full-time educational awards in return for work in community service. You can work before, during, or after your post-secondary education, and you can use the funds either to pay current educational expenses or to repay federal student loans. For more information, call 1-800-942-2677. Information is also available through the internet at https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.
Public libraries are an excellent source of information on state and private sources of aid.
Many companies and labor unions have programs to help pay the cost of post-secondary education for employees and/or their children.
Sources of financial aid also include foundations, religious organizations, fraternities or sororities, and town or city clubs. Include community organizations and civic groups such as the American Legion, YMCA, 4-H Club, Elks, Kiwanis, Jaycees, and the Girl or Boy Scouts in your search.
The internet also has information on private sources of aid. Search under the keywords financial aid, student aid, scholarships, etc.
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