Every year the government gives out millions of dollars to people for a lot of different uses. You can't use this to pay down debt. It has to be used for a purpose like going back to school.
"If you're interested in education grants, go to the Department of Education website. There's also a website, grants.gov, that has an awful lot of information about government grants and other programs that can get you some money," said Len Gordon, FTC regional administrator.
A quick search online can turn up millions of available dollars for things like volunteer programs and education. The latest stimulus package means even more money is out there.