It Happened in Canada. We Wish That It Happens Here, In The US, as Well A couple a days ago I read about a Canadian single mom who won a $2,500 grant from the Soroptimist Club of Chilliwack, Canada. I'm quite pleased to see that good things … Read More »
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We have all heard that college is much more expensive than schooling. We know for a fact that government schools are free of cost and while the private ones can be expensive, but when it comes to colleges, there is no cheap option. Continuing studies … Read More »
(which actually may be four) There are dozens and dozens of sites that offer information on how to choose a college that fits your needs, on how to look at the many scholarships available, on how to help you complete the necessary forms. Sites … Read More »
When looking for a student loan you will find that you have several options. Private and federal banks will offer student loans. Banks will have its own unique selling proposition and will try and offer you a good deal so as to convert you as a … Read More »
Stafford Loan interest paid by government while borrower is in school Available to: U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution Amount: Annual maximum loan amount is $20,500. Up to $8,500 of this … Read More »
Perkins Loan Available to: U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution Amount: Undergraduates can borrow up to $4,000 a year; $20,000 total with a 5% fixed interest rate Requirement: Available … Read More »
Pell Grant Available to: U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien enrolled as a college undergraduate Amount: up to $5,550 a year Requirement: Financial need Application: Submit a FAFSA and contact college financial aid office. Read more … Read More »
The Department of Education provides this information, which helps high school students prepare for college education. Education beyond high school can give you choices that may not otherwise be possible, open doors to better paying positions, and … Read More »
The Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae, achieves its mission — to increase access to higher education for America's students — by supporting programs and initiatives that help open doors to higher education, … Read More »
While schooling through high school is made available free of cost, college studies tend to cost a significant amount, even in case of state colleges. Going to college is definitely a large expense and this is also the reason why a lot of financial … Read More »
Academics were never me. I was a good basketball player and while I did not ever flunk a class, I was mostly an average student. Most of my high school days were spent on the basket ball courts practicing for the game. Once out of high-school I … Read More »
When you marry an army man somewhere you are always prepared for bad news. So when the authorities called I knew immediately that it was about Robert and that it was bad. Robert was already the US Army when I met him. He was everything a woman … Read More »
My problem was not that I was broke and a single mother. My problem was that I had a lot of fixed assets which did not give me an income but sadly also did not allow me to file for the ‘needy’ appeal. My father passed away when I was eight years … Read More »
If you have ever spoken to a lawyer or a doctor you know that the big words that they use can be so damn confusing that paying attention to the content gets absolutely impossible. I went through a similar situation when I was looking for financial … Read More »
There is an age and a time for everything. My mom would often say this to me and over the years I had come to believe that it was indeed true. In my mind college was for the younger generation. Those in their twenties went to college. They were fancy … Read More »
Money seems to evade a single mom and as one with no college degree I was definitely one of those single moms who never seemed to have enough money. After finishing my high school, I worked for a year and saved up some money to fulfill my dream of … Read More »
Of course I know that there are student loans and grants. It’s not like one does not know about these services but honestly it never struck me that I could take avail of them to better my situation. I did go to college. I studied well I got my … Read More »
I was working as a secretary in a law firm when I realized I was three months pregnant. I suffer from PCOD and so missing my periods was not a big issue with me. When I did not get them for almost three months I decided to see a doc and in a routine … Read More »
Growing up we all have dreams of becoming doctor’s, lawyers, fireman, policeman and so many other things. But there comes a time in our lives where we forget those dreams. We put our educations on hold to “grow up”. We become consumed with … Read More »
My daughter Amy was 19 years old when she got pregnant. She was too scared and did not tell us till she had finished her first trimester and so by the time our girl was 20 she had delivered a baby. Amy dropped out of college, came back to live with … Read More »