Hey everyone! I've have been doing tons of research on here and elsewhere about funding for a second bachelor's degree, but have had trouble finding information.
I currently hold a BA in Journalism from a public University. I graduated a year early with honors; but, unfortunately that was at the beginning of the recession. During my senior year of college I worried about finding a job but my adviser and mentors assured me the department would help me out (too bad they didn't come through). I started to lean towards changing majors, but I was already finished with all of my Journalism credits, and decided to take a chance in the real world. Needless to say, things haven't gotten any better since then and I haven't been able to find a job.
I've brainstormed a lot and tried to figure out what to do. Since my Gen. Ed. requirements are still fresh, I won't have to repeat them and can jump straight into whatever major I choose. I tried to figure out what would be easiest, cheapest and would take the shortest amount of time, however, I kept coming back to the same major: Biology.
I've always been interested in science and wanted to do science writing with Journalism degree. However, after many dead ends, I decided it would be best just go back and get my BS in Biology (If I could get a Master's in Biology without a BS, I totally would; but, it's just impossible).
I reapplied to the same University and was accepted immediately. Unfortunately, the options for financial aid are limited. I had a 4 year scholarship for my BA in Journalism. I also did some work study. While it was a blessing then, it really hurt my chances at getting any scholarships now.
(on a side note, I've been forced to live at home as a dependent because of my situation. After filling out my FAFSA, I'm only eligible for student loans).
Are there any other opportunities for second bachelor's funding out there (excluding student loans)?