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For many students starting or returning to college, finding the money to finance their education can be difficult.

This can be especially challenging for adult students. Because they work full-time and may have assets, many find that their financial aid award is not enough to meet their needs without taking out costly student loans.

Scholarships provide an excellent opportunity to help students of all ages meet the costs of an education. Scholarships come in all shapes and sizes – from those based on academic performance to those based on need, with many being awarded to students displaying both academic promise and financial need.

While many adult students know that scholarships exist to help them go back to school, they are often unaware of where to find them or what programs they may be eligible for.

At National University, we award tuition scholarships and grants to educationally and economically disadvantaged students. These scholarships and grants are based upon eligibility rules that focus on financial need. They are designed to supplement, but not replace, federal and state financial aid, employer tuition assistance, and student income. 

National University students are also eligible for any number of scholarships offered by public and private groups. Privately funded scholarships provide support to students deemed eligible by their major, age, race, and countless other criteria. In short, you can be eligible for a scholarship that is targeted to your unique situation.

Finally, it doesn't hurt to be proactive and find scholarships on your own. Many organizations are here to help you find scholarships. Visit to start your own scholarship search!

If you have questions about scholarship programs and eligibility, call the Financial Aid call center at (858) 642-8500, or stop by a National University campus to speak with a Financial Aid Advisor.