An inexpensive education shouldn’t be science fiction. But with rates rocketing, the odds of receiving a quality education on a budget is astronomical. Scholarships, i.e. free money for those who qualify, can help rescue your wallet from imminent disaster.

We found 11 scholarships for the geek in need of financial lift-off. It might not account for all of your tuition money, but every little bit helps you spend your time getting your education, rather than worrying about paying for it.