Scholarships and Financial Aid

Below is some helpful information about financial aid resources, scholarships, and financial literacy. We encourage our students to explore scholarship opportunities on their own, but we are always here to help! Many schools also offer specific scholarships to their programs, so be sure to check your school’s site as they update their financial aid resources. Call us for an advising session for additional help!


The first step in securing a student loan is always to fill out your FAFSA! It will help you determine how much loan money you are eligible to take out as well as qualify you for grants. Filling out your FAFSA is free and beneficial to adult learners.

Learn more about paying for college from US News.

Read Best College’s guide on Understanding the FAFSA.

Employer Assistance

Many companies and employers assist their employees in paying for post-secondary education. In some cases, your tuition will be paid outright. In other cases, you may pay out of pocket and they will reimburse you upon proof of completion or with qualifying grades. To determine if your employer offers full or partial tuition assistance, schedule an appointment with your Human Resources Department.

Financial Literacy

We partner with OperationHOPE and Primerica to assist adults with loans they may have previously defaulted on. You can contact us if you’d like to learn more about financial literacy, which includes careful budgeting, planning, and spending in order to begin paying off loans and leaving the default status. Students with defaulted loans are oftentimes unable to take out additional loans, but by making monthly payments on time, they can pull themselves out of default status in a year or less.

Grants and Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are forms of financial aid that do not have to be repaid. You may receive grants or scholarships based on need, sex, race, age, or military affiliation. (For more on military student resources, visit here). Remember, sites should never charge a fee for scholarship searches. You may also inquire at your school about their specific scholarships and grant programs.

General sites:

Local opportunities:

We’re committed to bringing our students updated and attainable scholarship and financial aid opportunities. The following financial aid opportunities are all for particular programs in the Memphis area and all offered by our education partners! Contact us for additional details.