Higher education is an expensive enterprise, from tuition fees to travel expenses and even the cost of books. Luckily, there are resources students can turn to for help—and this new web site from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) now serves as a one-stop gateway to these various resources online. The federal government’s eScholar initiative, unveiled March 28, is accessible through OPM’s StudentJobs.gov home page and contains hundreds of government-funded scholarships, fellowships, grants, internships, and cooperative programs designed to help students pay for their education. According to the site, it’s the first internet resource of its kind to offer a comprehensive listing of educational programs from the federal government. Students also can search for jobs and educational opportunities, create personal profiles that are made available to internship coordinators and potential employers, post resumes, and even look for part-time summer employment.

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