Find Education Options
Find information here to make the best decisions about choosing a school or training program, and learn how to pay for it.
Is going to school worth it?
More Education Means More Money
Take a look at this chart to see how education pays off in future earnings.
See the education and training required for popular jobs—you’ll be able to create charts that will also show you how much you can expect to earn in those jobs.
Find out what going to college can mean for your future at College.gov, a Web site built by the U.S. Department of Education with help from students across the country.
Where can I find the right program?
Find out what kind of education or training is required for the career you want.
Education and Training Finder
Once you know the type of program you’re looking for, search here for programs at schools near you—or wherever you plan to go to college. For programs less than two years long, use the Short-Term Training Finder.
Learn how to start or advance you career with credentials that can prove your workplace skills, knowledge, and experience. Credentials include degrees, licenses, certifications, and experience.
Apprenticeships are formal training programs that combine on-the-job learning with education to prepare you for a specific career. Learn more and search for one in your chosen career field.
America's Literacy Directory
Search for local programs to help you prepare for your GED exam, learn English as a second language, improve basic skills such as reading and writing, as well as prepare for citizenship exams.
What to Do
Plan and organize your path to college or other after-high-school education with these pages from College.gov, a Web site built by the U.S. Department of Education with help from students across the country.
How can I pay for my education?
Financial Aid Advisor
Find out how to apply for federal and state financial aid programs with CareerOneStop’s Financial Aid Finder.
Search for more than 5,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities with CareerOneStop's Scholarship Search.
How to Pay
Learn about ways to pay for school with these pages from College.gov, a Web site built by the U.S. Department of Education with help from students across the country.