So You’ve Found a Course That Will Set You on a New Career: Now What?
It happens to everyone. You want to start a new career in a particular field, and decide that this career is your future. You find a training program that will get you certified in your particular field. Now you just take that course, get hired, and starting making money doing something you love. Right?
Except that there’s the tuition costs. It’s usually in the thousands, and you’re looking for a new job because you’re out of money.
So what now?
Luckily there are options here in the State of Georgia that can help you to finance your education in a way that will enable you to pay back the cost of your course in 1 or 2 years with minimal hassle and interest.
One such place is the Georgia Student Finance Commission.
You’re lucky if you live in Georgia, because this commission is one of the best in the country.
The commission started way back in 1965 as a way to provide scholarships to students at all levels: middle-school, high school, college and university. These scholarships are funded by both state funds and lottery revenue, so Georgia will charge you a very low interest rate on your loan.
Here’s their website: http://gsfc.georgia.gov/
Another resource if the GAcollege 411 website.
This website is created by the state, but has a patronizing ‘let’s try to appeal to young people’ look and feel to it. Despite that, it’s full of useful information for all levels of students. You can type in all your information and it will tell you exactly how much you qualify for, and what you need to do to get yourself enrolled.
Here’s their website: https://secure.gacollege411.org/Home/_default.aspx