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Does anyone have any tips for finding financial aid options, I would really love to take college courses online

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Nycutie2707

Asked by Nycutie2707 at 10:38 AM on Sep. 16, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • When you talk to an admissions representative they can turn you on to all kinds of financial aid options from grants to scholarships.
    zava_t

    Answer by zava_t at 10:40 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • if you haven't already, go to the FAFSA website, and read throught the different options they have, then go to the school's website, and look at their options. Every one's situation through FAFSA is different, and a lot of the schools have different options too, so you'll have to check them out individually. Sorry I can't be of more help.
    DereksBabyMomma

    Answer by DereksBabyMomma at 10:44 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • My husband used this financial aid program: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
    Nebraskaoma

    Answer by Nebraskaoma at 10:44 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Every school has a financial aid office that will find resources.
    BluDog

    Answer by BluDog at 10:49 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • My husband used this financial aid program: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
    This. This is the ONLY thing you have to do to apply for federal education assistance. The Pell Grant is by far the most common form of aid.
    Talk to a financial aid advisor about any scholarships that may be available, but the very very first thing you have to do is your fafsa. Call any schools you are even remotely interested in and get their federal school code before you start. Be aware that many online universities (as opposed to brick and mortar institutions that offer online programs) aren't properly accredited to be eligible to receive federal money.
    Jenny-talia

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 11:07 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • good luck
    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 1:49 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • FAFSA and be sure to have all of your financial paperwork at your fingertips (tax returns, etc.).
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 5:47 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Start with the financial ad office of a local community college. http://www.fastweb.com/ is a great resource. Stay far away from for-profit schools.

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:52 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

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