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Single mom college paid for

Does anyone know how a single mom can get her college paid for. I've heard that you can some how but dont know how to do about doing it. Any ideas or experiences?

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jen.ritterbel

Asked by jen.ritterbel at 9:03 PM on May. 17, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Go to the college you want to attend or contact them if it is online and talk to financial aid people.
    They will walk you through the procedure.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:05 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • Apply for the fasfa. It won't guarantee that its is paid for 100%, but it will help a lot.

    Also, just go to your local college and speak with the financial aid office. They will help you fill out any forms you need.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 9:05 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • Like Carolyn said- go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. If you are lower income you might be able to get Pell Grants from the government. Pell Grants will probably cover most of your costs as long as you are going to a local community or state college.

    If you aren't low income, you still need to apply for the FAFSA- most scholarships will require you to anyway. Then go to fastweb.com (it's free and they have thousands of scholarships that you can apply for) and start filling out scholarship information. Work at it like it's your full time job. Being a single mom, there will definitely be scholarships out there that you can apply for.

    If you are looking at doing your whole degree online try state colleges first. A couple years ago they didn't have complete degrees online, but now they do.

    GOOD LUCK!
    Erica_Smerica

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 10:07 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • www.fastweb.com is a great site loaded with scholarships.
    Start by taking your general education classes at a community college; your first stop there should be the financial aid office. You can also contact the closest school in your state universtiy system.
    Stay away from for-profit schools; many companies will not hire graduates from them, they will leave you with debt, and they exist to pay their shareholders, not educate.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:17 AM on May. 18, 2009

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