Finding Colleges That Offer the Best Value

Continuing Education

Applying to college should be a family decision. It is definitely important for your son or daughter to choose the school that is the best fit for them socially and academically. However it is just as important that they choose a school that is a good financial fit for themselves and the family. When applying to schools it’s important to  Read More »

How to Obtain Federal Financial Aid

Grants, Scholarships

The government offers single moms several types of financial aid in order to pursue a good education. Higher education can be quite costly. The government does rise to the occasion and offers students several types of grants and financial aid. Understanding how to apply for financial help is an important step. Let’s take a look at the steps when seeking  Read More »

Federal Aid First

Tuition

Thinking about attending college? Will you need a loan? If so, think Federal Aid First! Federal loans usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment options than loans from banks or other private sources. This article explains the differences between federal and private education loans, the various kinds of federal loans offered and the dollar amounts available.  Read More »

Why Should I go to College?

Education Pays

Have you asked yourself this question lately? Thinking of going back to school, but afraid of the tuition costs? If so, you are not alone. When the economy slows down many think about returning to school and finishing their college degree. But with the rising costs of tuition the thought can seem pointless. It’s tempting to just continue working and  Read More »

5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of College

5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of College

The cost of college tuition is at an all time high.  According to Bloomberg, the cost of obtaining a university education in the U.S. has soared 12 fold over the past three decades. With tuition soaring and incomes shrinking, college is becoming less affordable for many American households. As a single parent, with one  income, the dream of sending your  Read More »

Overview of Federal Grants and Scholarships

Overview of Federal Grants and Scholarships

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 information here Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) Available to: U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien enrolled as a college undergraduate Amount: up to $4,000  Read More »

Preparing for Your Education

Preparing for Your Education

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 give you the opportunity to do the things you enjoy most. By advancing your education, you can expand your possibilities and increase your  Read More »

The Sallie Mae Fund

The Sallie Mae Fund

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, prepare families for their college investment, and bridge the gap when no one else can. In addition, The Sallie Mae Fund encourages employee  Read More »