Post 9-11 GI Bill + Vocational Rehabilitation.
These are not awards but entitlements for serving 3 years or more in the armed services (GI Bill) and being injured due to military service (Voc Rehab).
I’ve been accepted to an accelerated 3 yr program that’s also a private school. Tuition alone is ~ $47k each year. My GI Bill coupled with what is called the yellow ribbon program offered and non-capped at my program will pay 100% of the cost. My cost of living allowance for housing is ~ $2,100 a month tax free in my account for 36 months of being a full time student while receiving an annual $1,000 book stipend for each of the 3 years.
I also have a military medical retirement (health insurance) pending and VA pension (disability rating) that I’ll receive tax free every month.
Yes...I’m an outlier and very few have my benefits. On top of scholarships, I’d consider working IHS or uniformed services as a pharmacist to help payback student loans.
Or: If you wanna be “cool” and jump out of blackhawks and run with heavy gear and tear up your awareness like I did, you can get a pension for the rest of your life as well ( hint: stay in an air conditioned building and avoid sacrificing your body)