First, FAFSA is an application, not an aid program. Can you use Federal Funds (grants, loans, work-study) for a really short real estate course? Probably NOT, if all you are taking is the real estate course. Speak to the people at the place you are taking the class - they may have access to STATE funds that might help you - otherwise, call you local Unemployment Office and ask about any education programs you might qualify for. Lastly, if you receive assistance from your state's DHHR agency, THEY might have funds to help you.