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Currently, I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. However, IT is becoming less marketable seemingly by the month. More importantly, I've realized that my strongest interests are in the liberal arts. As a result, I'm seriously considering career options which are a major departure from my current career.
Computer Science has minimal overlap with anything else, especially liberal arts fields. As a result, at a minimum, I'll need significant additional undergraduate coursework to prepare for a graduate degree in a new field. It's more likely that I'll simply get a second Bachelor's degree.
The problem is that federal financial aid for further undergraduate coursework is no longer available once a Bachelor's degree has been completed. And I've only found one university so far - Columbia's School of General Studies - where any university-based financial aid is available to second Bachelor's candidates. Worse, state universities frequently disallow second Bachelor's degrees completely. The ones that still allow second Bachelor's degrees at this time may stop doing so given the budget crunch in most states. For the most part, I'm looking at paying full price at a private university or an out-of-state public university. This is money I don't have at this time.
Are there any other universities which offer merit-based financial aid to second Bachelor's candidates and/or for individual undergraduate courses?
FWIW, I have a 3.8 GPA from a little-known private liberal arts college for my first Bachelor's degree. (Academically, I could have gotten into at least universities a tier below the Ivies. Financially, my options were very limited. Compounding the problem, my in-state public options were poor fits.)