Find Money for College
In addition to federal grants and loans, you may qualify for military benefits.
U.S. Armed Forces Benefits
Federal Tuition Assistance Program & Other Education Benefits - Each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces offers its own education benefits to Service members, including Federal Tuition Assistance Programs:
Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 GI Bill (http://gibill.va.gov/) - The Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits are available for eligible service members and veterans to help with education and training costs. The GI Bill provides monthly educational benefits for 36 academic months (8 semesters). The GI Bill can cover up to $17,500 tuition and fees at a private college per academic year. The GI Bill can be used for college, business technical or vocational courses; distance learning and correspondence courses; apprenticeship and job training; flight training; and licensing and certification exams. There are some differences in eligibility and benefits between the two GI Bills, so please compare carefully before choosing one program or the other.
Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/yellow_ribbon_program.html) - Trevecca Nazarene University is pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program to honor and support men and women who have served in our nation’s military forces. Through this program, Trevecca agrees to provide financial assistance via scholarships, grants and waivers annually to a limited amount of eligible students. The amount of assistance will be matched by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Students must first apply with their VA chapter to determine eligibility the Post-9/11 GI Bill and for the Yellow Ribbon program. If a student is eligible, the VA will issue a Certificate of Eligibility (COE), which will advise if service meets the requirements for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students should contact the Academic Records Office at Trevecca Nazarene University to determine if there are remaining openings in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students in this process are required to file the FAFSA so that they will receive all free federal aid to which they may be entitled.
Student Loan Repayment Plan - This enlistment incentive can be used to pay off up to $50,000 in existing student debt. Applicants must score 50 or better on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) which is part of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) to qualify. Be sure to inquire with your recruiting office for more information.
Other online resources to help you find money for college:
When looking for additional sources be careful! Make sure any financial aid search service is free - if it costs money, it could be a scam!
The U.S. Department of Education provides detailed information on federal financial aid programs and tells you how to apply for them. The guide is available in both English and Spanish and in PDF and HTML formats. Print copies may be requested from the U.S. Department of Education.
This web site can answer many of your questions about aid eligibility, types of federal aid, and how to apply. From this site you can get a personal identification number (PIN), which allows you to complete applications online.
The College Board takes you, step-by-step, through the financial aid application process, including applying, understanding your aid package, and searching for scholarships.
In addition to scholarships, you can locate internships, grants, and loans that match your interests and education level.
This practical, easy-to-follow guide is designed to be the one-stop resource for students applying for federal aid and other types of financial assistance. Links are provided to application forms, cost calculators, and other tools.
Users of this online tool answer a detailed questionnaire to generate information about scholarships as well as internships and part-time job opportunities.
This independent service matches the user's profile to scholarships that are most relevant in terms of the user's academics, talents, and interests. Tips for avoiding scholarship scams appear on this site.
Education tax credits from the IRS
Tax credits can help offset education costs. The Hope Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit are education credits you can subtract in full from the federal income tax. For more information, download the Tax Benefits for Education publication from the IRS.