Academic Outreach

Financing Your Education

There are many financial aid resources for adult learners from loans to grants to scholarships. Some are open to all adult learners, while others are specific to certain groups (ie. females, African-American, etc.). Please review the financial aid resources below to find a financing method that works best for you.

Ways to Finance Your Degree

If you have any questions regarding these financing options, please contact Financial Aid.

Finding Scholarship Information
We have an extensive scholarship website with information about scholarship opportunities.  It also includes a section on private scholarships, with information about where to find and how to win some of the millions of private awards given each year across the US. Please visit the scholarships website to take advantage of this resource.

The following are new scholarships available for adult learners.

Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship for Lifelong Learning, sponsored by Destiny Solutions -; Destiny Solutions created the Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship to applaud the efforts of two exceptional lifelong learners. The annual scholarship is available to any currently enrolled non-traditional learner residing in Canada or the United States who has changed their life and the lives of others through lifelong learning.
Each award is valued at $2,500. Applications are due by July 29, 2011. For more information visit our website or contact
Rachel Kuper
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Destiny Solutions
416-480-0500 x. 214
rkuper@destinysolutions.com

The Osher Reentry Scholarship -; This scholarship is designed for nontraditional students who are entering college for the first time or returning to college. You must have been out of school for a cumulative 5 year gap, demonstrate financial need, and have a desire to complete your first undergraduate degree. It will award $5,000 for full-time enrolment during 2011-2012 and partial scholarships may also be awarded for part-time enrollment. At least one class must be taken either on the campus or hybrid each semester you are enrolled.

Ruth Houston Memorial Scholarship -; The Murfreesboro Branch of the American Association of University Women will award a $1,000 scholarship each semester "Fall 2011 Semester and Spring 2012 Semester" to the MTSU undergraduate student who best demonstrates academic promise and financial need. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have successfully completed their freshman year at MTSU. Returning adult students, in particular, are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is renewable each semester as long as full-time status and a 2.5 GPA are maintained. Application materials are due April 1. For more information please contact Dr. Tanya Peres, Chair of the the Ruth Houston Scholarship Committee.