Resources for Working Adults
There are abundant resources available to working adults.
Explore the options below for additional guidance.
Adult students can and should apply for financial aid and scholarships! Below is helpful information about financial aid resources, scholarships, and financial literacy. We encourage you to explore scholarship opportunities on your 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.
WA State Student Loan Education Site
Financial Aid Resources:
- Federal Student Aid Information
- Federal Financial Aid Application (FASFA)
- Washington State Financial Aid
- Information on Student Loans
- Information on Veterans Benefits
- Community Colleges Spokane of Foundation
- Eastern Washington University Scholarship Opportunities
- Gonzaga University Scholarship Opportunities
- Washington State University Scholarship Opportunities
- Western Governors University Scholarship Opportunities
- Whitworth Scholarship Opportunities
- Canopy Credit Union Scholarship
- Executive Women’s International Spokane
- Innovia Foundation
- Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship
- Kiwanis Club of Downtown Spokane
- Numerica Returning Student Scholarship
- Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Many employers offer tuition assistance to their employees. Be sure to ask your employer how you can take advantage of this benefit as requirements may differ at each place of employment. For instance, some employers may require you to be employed for a year before taking advantage of this benefit. Others may require you to pay the cost of tuition up front and then reimburse you upon passing the course. Be sure to get the details before you enroll!
Not sure where to start? Use these tools to determine how your interests align with educational opportunities and explore career options.
YouScience’s patent pending algorithm combines aptitudes, interests, and 21st century careers to make the highest quality career and educational recommendations.
- Self-Directed Search
The SDS is based on the use of six occupational types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional (RIASEC). Individuals answer questions about their aspirations, activities, competencies, occupations, and other self-estimates and discover occupations that best fit their interests and skills.
- Myer-Briggs Type Indicator
The MBTI is a widely used assessment for understanding individual differences and uncovering new ways to work and interact with others. It shows students how their type affects their career exploration and discusses the benefits of choosing a job that is a good fit for their type.
- O’Net Interest Profile
This assessment can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. The O*Net Interest Profile helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore. This free assessment is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Keirsey Temperament Sorter
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is a 70-question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type.