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Posted by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 7:47 AM
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I'm a struggling, hard working, single mom looking for help and confidence to change my life get some education as a medical assistant but my problem is how do I go to school, work, and be a mom. I just started looking for school that pay you while you train and I came upon this website.
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by Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Have you thought of attending your local community college? It is affordable and offers scholarships. Your financial aid is based on your income since you are a single mom. You can also do work study program on campus. There is also daycare at most campuses. I recommend checking out www.fafsa.ed.gov and www.fastweb.com for more information.

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by Valeri on Nov. 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM

 If you are truly interested in going back to college, here are some things you should do immediately and soon:

1.  Identify your support group that can help:  family, friends, etc.

2.  Identify how much time you have to go to school.  Can you stop working and go full-time, work full-time and go to school part-time, or part-time for both work and school.  Don't forget...school is more than just classes.  You'll also need time to study.

3.  A lot of jobs that pay you to go to school are very limited and usually require more experience.  In saying that, apply for financial aid: https://fafsa.ed.gov/.  Whether you decide to go to college or not, you can still apply and see how much you will get.  I'm a college advisor and I have several students that are parents.  Apply for work-study and see if you can work and receive financial aid.

4.  Talk to a college counselor to see what it will take then develop a plan for yourself.  At community colleges, there are a lot of opportunities to take classes in the evening and/or online.

5.  What are your daycare options right now and when you are in school?  Not sure, talk it out with someone and find some options. 

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