Education Grants

We’ve all heard that time is money and one way that old adage really rings true is with education grants.

With education grants, students receive money for college expenses in return for the promise of working in a particular capacity for a specific number of years after graduation.

Some education grants pay up front, meaning they furnish money at the beginning of the semester so the student has cash available for tuition, books, lab fees, and all the other expenses directly related to the education process.

Other education grants make your student loans disappear once you’ve completed your work commitment after graduation.

Either way, education grants are very nice indeed.

Two fields of study that rely heavily on education grants are medicine and education. They’re also the two occupations growing faster than all others, with the number of job openings increasing rather dramatically for at least the next ten years or so.

Medical school is expensive but education grants can help offset the expense to a large degree when a med student agrees to begin his or her medical career working in an area that is underserved by the medical profession in general. This may mean spending the first few years on the job working in a small town where the only doctor is you.

Teachers are in short supply in many areas and education grants are being used as enticement to fill openings in cities large and small. College students working toward a teacher’s education can apply for financial assistance by way of grants and reduce the cost of college pretty nicely.

Education grants are available even for people long past graduation and even if they don’t have an education in education. Many grant programs will help a college graduate earn teacher credentials while working as a teacher during the training period.

Time really is money when you agree to work off education grants in exchange for money while learning.