Bay College Planning Specialists

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These one week programs provide tours and information sessions on 13 unique California college campuses each. In addition, presentations about the college process are designed to meet the needs of high school, independent and college-access-program counselors. Due to space availability, these programs are limited to 40 registrants each.

2009 WACAC Northern and Southern California 
Counselors’ Programs and College Tours

2009 Northern California Summer Counselor College Tour
Sunday, August 2nd – Friday, August 7th

Hosted by Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, California
– Visit 14 colleges & universities throughout Northern California 
– Case Studies led by college admission professionals 
– Two additional professional development sessions 

Confirmed colleges and universities include: 

California Maritime Academy
Dominican University of California
Holy Names University
Mills College
Notre Dame de Namur University
Saint Mary’s College of California
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco State University
Santa Clara University
Stanford University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California at Davis
University of the Pacific
University of San Francisco 

Registration cost includes accommodation on campus for five nights, shuttle to and from Oakland Airport (see below), bus transportation to 13 different colleges and universities, Welcome Reception, all meals between Sunday and Friday with the exception of dinner on Tuesday (free time in San Francisco), refreshments during the week, professional development sessions and materials.

Airport shuttle pick up will be provided only at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2 at Oakland Airport. Return shuttle will depart from Saint Mary’s College of California campus at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 7. Guests will be responsible for their own shuttle cost and arrangements if they choose a different airport location and time.

$600 – Members; $645 – Non-members

To register, please CLICK HERE

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How to find single mother grants

By Stephen Cauldry

the-college-prosBeing a single mother often has its shares of worries, from your school, books, college tuition and other expenses that go along with college. One thing that can give you financial independence, or at least hints of it, is a single mother grant. Single mother grants, in this case a college grant, are money given to you by an organization or institution that will allow you to pay for educational tuition and expenses, and you don’t have to pay the money back to these organizations. Grants are not loans; it is an amount of money given to you for a specific purpose, like paying for college. Once the tuition and other expenses have been fully paid, you can use the money accordingly.

Taking out a student loan means having to pay it back someday; this means that throughout your college years until you graduate, six months later you will start paying bills towards your college education loan. This is not a good idea for single mothers. Getting single mother grants will enable you to pursue a better paying job after your academics without a slight worry of owing any money.

To apply for a grant, it’s best to consult with your financial aid office and talk with the financial aid officer, or you can go online and find out what single mother grants are available. Your financial aid will talk to you about local single mother grants which help you pay your way through college. Special admissions requirements may be needed for each grant. Federally sponsored grants require you to have low income or that you are unemployed. The good thing is, the grant will be adjusted according to your economic need. Other grants will be given to you according to which state you’’re residing in, and you have to meet certain academic and financial guidelines. You have to prove to them that you have a good grade point average and you will finish school in time. Remember that searching for a grant online, it’s a mistake to choose a company which asks for money upfront. The main purpose of a grant is to give you money, not
take it away from you. The resources they use are the same resources that you can locate using the proper and right search words when it comes to finding grants. Don’t look at the first or second web pages you see listed on any grant or scholarship
offered. Go past the popular hits and find obscure grants that people haven’t applied for. You can also find specific grants for ethnic background, sexual orientation and / or religious affiliations. There are even grants given for political affiliations.

Single moms are given leeway in the application process. There are a lot of single mother grants, from the numerous single parent grants available, giving you that additional bonus in your application process when you are a single mom. You are a
female and the gender itself will allow you more accommodations for grants and scholarships. Apply for as many grants as you can, because even though you may not be approved for one, you still have a lot of options to back you up financially.

About the author:
Education is everything when it comes to securing your future financially, especially your children’s future. To know more about government grants for single mothers, click on and know the latest and detailed information on getting grants for single mothers.

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