For students going straight to college after high school, the path toward getting in and paying for school is well defined: take your tests, write your essays, fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and apply for scholarships. But for students who have spent some time away from the world of postsecondary education and want to return, the scholarship and financial aid process can look daunting.

Fortunately, there are some steps to find scholarship opportunities and financial assistance if you’re taking a nontraditional route, whether you’re coming back from a year of traveling or considering a midlife career change:

Read more…