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Financial Aid Resources for Extended Education/Adult Students:

Please note:  These resources are provided for informational purposes only. The Office of Distance Education & eLearning assumes no responsibility for the usefulness or reliability of these resources.

For general information about Ohio State Student Financial Aid, visit their website here.   A general information sheet can be downloaded here. Call (614) 292-0300 for assistance with your financial aid questions.

The (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), or FAFSA, is the first step in the financial aid process.

For the 2013-2014 Non-degree Verification Form that most Extended Education students need in order to get financial aid, look here.   There's another form you need here.

Free Scholarship/Financial Aid Search Engines:
There are a number of sites where students can search for scholarships/financial aid.  For scholarships, students typically need to input personal information such as age, gender, minority status and/or ethnic background, academic level, and proposed field of study because most scholarships are aimed at specific groups  of individuals or career interests. Scholarships and Grants.

Private Loan Programs
For private loan information, please visit

(Please click on the scholarship/grant names below for more information.)

AARP Foundation's Women's Scholarship Program

The AARP Foundation's Women's Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to women 40+ seeking new job skills, training, and educational opportunities to support themselves and their families.

AAUW Career Development Grants
Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships
Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Program (ASIST)
The Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Program (ASIST) provides financial support to Central Ohio adult students at transitional points in their lives.

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students
Applicant must be a member of The American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion and shall have paid dues for the two preceding years and for the calendar year in which application is made.

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
"We reward students for demonstrating what they know!" Developed and administered at Nova Southeastern University, the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) awards scholarships through the use of internet-based quiz competitions.

Critical Difference for Women
CDW at The Ohio State University offers scholarships for women who have interrupted their education due to unforeseen obstacles such as family responsibilities or financial constraints and who are seeking undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.

Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship
The Mary Cone Barrie scholarship is available to any student currently enrolled in a course or program through the continuing education division of any American or Canadian accredited college or university.

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities. 

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
The Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund raises funds and awards scholarships annually to low-income women thirty five years of age and older who are in an undergraduate or vocational training program and have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves, their families and their communities.

Point Foundation Scholarships
The mission of Point Foundation is to provide financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The Scholarship Program
The Scholarship Program awards one $1,500 scholarship each year.

Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund
This program empowers women to enrich themselves through learning and achieve a college education later in life.

TEACH Grant Program
This U.S. Department of Education program provides funds to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework that is required to begin a career in teaching, and who agree to teach full-time for at least four years as a highly qualified teacher at a school servicing low-income students and in a high-need field.

Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship program to train STEM teachers
Ohio State is one of four universities chosen to participate in the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship program, created to train more STEM teachers and place them in Ohio’s most-challenged public schools. Applications available online at Fellowships are open to high achievers with a bachelor’s degree in math or science, including those who already work in a STEM field and want to try their hand at teaching. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend, complete a one-year school-based master’s degree in education, and then work in a high-need Ohio school district for three years. Contact: or (609) 452-7007, ext 141. Read about the Ohio State Fellowship program:

For Veterans
GI Bill Website-U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs
Veterans' Affairs Office at Ohio State

College Funding for Students with Disabilities
Financial Aid for Lifelong Learning (ERIC document)
Financial Aid for Older and Nontraditional Students
Finding Disabled Scholarship Opportunities
Non-traditional Student (Student Aid on the Web)
Nontraditional Students: Earning a Grad Degree at Any Age

Coca-Cola Internship for Women in the Arts
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