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Pay For College

Allison Said:

how can i pay for college?

We Answered:

Assuming you are a US citizen, I recommended filling out the FAFSA, through this you may be eligible for student loans and I believe 7 federal grants (all have their own eligibility requirements).

Patricia Said:

how does an adult with a high mortgage today, get assistance to pay for college?

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El Vee:

Like nearly all college students, you are eligible to apply for federal student aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. That application is used by the US Department of Education to evaluate your financial aid need. Depending on the information you provide, you may qualify for the special forms of financial aid known as need-based aid, which include all of the Federal Student Aid programs grants (Pell, FSEOG, ACG and SMART), a couple of helpful loan programs (Perkins and subsidized Stafford), and the federal work study program.

Every eligible FAFSA applicant is offered the opportunity to borrow from the Stafford lending program - and you - as an "independent" financial aid applicant - will be given the option of borrowing up to $9500 for your freshman year of school. For you, the Stafford is especially useful, because the Stafford application does not include any questions about your income, debts or credit history. That "not the greatest credit" of yours won't impact your Stafford loan - you're already approved.

The federal government does not offer any special programs for dislocated workers who want to return to college - or attend it for the first time, but some states do. Generally speaking, these programs require that you have been employed in particular industries that have been identified as "extinct" or being phased out.

There are few (if any) special programs for non-traditional students who have decided to attend college, later on in life. There are, however, scholarships that are awarded by organizations dedicated to helping non-traditional students with college aspirations.

I'd recommend that you spend a few minutes with the US Department of Education booklet that I'm linking - it's called "Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid". This booklet will introduce the entire aid system, telling you what's available, who qualifies, and how to apply. I think you'll find it very informative.

Good luck to you!

Kristina Said:

Where can I get money to pay college debt ?

We Answered:

Go to the library and seek out one of those big fat books on how to find scholarships, though I suspect with the short time frame you have, you may be hosed.

You might have to bite the bullet and take a year off to catch up on the bills (get a job!). It's hard doing the single parent juggle, but been there, done that..heck, still doing it!

The financial aid office at the college may also be a big help. ASK! The worst you get is a no.

Also, any family you can tap? Can the kid's dad take them for a year so you can downsize your living arrangement and costs so you can finish?

Anything left of value you can sell? Wedding ring???

If your credit isn't great and you don't own a home I'm not sure you can get a loan, but certainly the school's financial aid office will know the answer.

Quite frankly, it is pure BS to think you won't finish college if you don't get to do it now. Might it take a couple more years, yeah, but if it is important to you, you will find a way.

Too many people aren't willing to use their head and explore all options, they want it handed to themselves. If you really have this goal in mind than YOU have to figure it out. Waiting until nearly the last minute wasn't a great idea.

I've been raising 3 kids on my own for 17 years. Yeah, at times it has been tough, and I've been lucky enough to have family to fall back on when things got really bad.

So...put it all down on paper...can you cut expenses? (place kids with family, take in a roommate, get a cheaper car) can you go part time and work part time?

Write it all down FIRST, don't rule stuff out you haven't really researched. Then work your way down the list.

Where there's a will, there IS a way.

Incidentally, Texas Instruments paid for the last 2 years of my BS in full, in advance. I don't think employer plans are that generous anymore (it was 20 years ago) but ya never know. Some will let you work around your class schedule.

Good luck.

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Becky Said:

Should I steal from my "hoarding" mom to pay for college?

We Answered:

Why go to college when you have already learned to be a thief?

Laura Said:

How do you pay for college?

We Answered:

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This will let you know if you qualify for federal or state grants as well as student loans or fee waivers.

Salvador Said:

How much money do you pay for drugs in college?

We Answered:

Depends on place, weed, and who ur buying from if I'm geting it from someone for the first time I ain't paying more than 10 a dime

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