7 financial aid options that could help you follow your career dreams

Many people struggle to cover their daily financial costs of living. According to renowned motivational speaker Dr. Wayne Dyer, in his book Excuses—Begone!, however, “I can’t find the money” is an excuse many people use to avoid making important—but challenging—changes in their lives.

Have you been making excuses to avoid going back to school? Or are you legitimately worried about how you’ll afford the costs of retraining for a new career? To help you clear away some of your own limitations and make the move to come back to school, here are some forms of financial aid that may well be open to you. With start dates just around the corner, we’ve even provided specific links, so you can look into these areas of potential financial aid now!

Student loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries

Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. To find your eligibility for financial related programs, visit www.ontario.ca/page/student-loans-grants-scholarships-and-bursaries.

Second Career

To help retrain recently laid-off workers for new careers, the Government of Ontario created the Second Career program. This program provides financial aid to eligible candidates for tuition, living, dependent care, transportation and study materials expenses—among other things. You must visit an Employment Ontario assessment centre near you to…
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