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College Financial Aid – Why Dads Should Earn A College Degree

By Thomas Simon

the-college-prosThere is a lot of talk about women earning a college degree, especially single moms. But what about dads? In today’s economy, many men are losing their jobs. Our country is in a recession. We need to consider where we are going with our careers and lives. Here are a few tips on how to improve your economic situation and get a free college degree at the same time.

Getting an education leads to better economic and employment. That is just a statistical fact. It is an investment in your future. However, before you decide to get on your high horse and run back to college, there are a few things you need to consider.

1 – Your job is your livelihood. Do not quit it.

2 – Find a way to go back to school in your spare time.

Though this is rare, if you are a single dad and have to take care of a small family at home, you should do school in the evening, or online via a telecom class, nightschool, or over the Internet.

Back to financing…

If you currently make a lot of money at your job, you will probably not get financial aid. You may get a grant, but it will be specialized and not from the feds. Pell grants are offered to those that do not have a house or mortgage payment, so you will have to search in other areas to find this college money.

Your best bet is to:

1 – Apply for the many grants available to the general public. This could be groups in your local area, but you are better off to go nationally, look for ones that fit your particular major, and submit the paperwork.

2 – Student loans are not a good choice, but some programs like the TEACH program allow you to work off your grant if you are going to be a teacher. Otherwise, Stafford loans, that are refinanced later at lower rates once you complete school, are going to be your best bet. Obama’s stimulus package is geared more toward those with a need, so you may have to bite the proverbial bullet and get a few loans.

Best tip:

Don’t give up! You can get a good degree and improve yourself even if your time and funding possibilities are limited. Many great people began this way and only through perseverance did they succeed. And so will you.

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Click here for more information on federal grants or obtaining financial aid for college, please visit our sites.

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Filed under: Admissions, Career Path, Career Search, College Financing, College Planning, Online Universities, single mothers, single parent families, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How To Find About Online Scholarship Programs

By John Goldman

the-college-prosWith college costs skyrocketing uniformly, scholarships prove to be an effective measure to make your education more economical. But you can’t get scholarships if you don’t apply under defined parameters. You need to be smart while applying for scholarships.

Online scholarship websites are an immense source of information. Some websites supply databases and you can hunt for the most suitable scholarship. Some accumulate lists according to fields such as scholarships for Law, Nursing, Teaching and Military studies.

Some of the popular websites who provide exclusive information about getting online scholarships are Fastweb, CollegeNet; a scholarship acts as a benefit or a fiscal aid to support the candidate to carry his or her studies.

One source of acquiring scholarships that is unnoticed are online colleges and universities. As these institutions are not considerably established, many people are under the wrong notion that they don’t have any scholarships available. Even though
some colleges may not offer, they should never be neglected.

Nowadays, all the signs indicate that the internet will play a very crucial role in education; it becomes important for students to ensure they put some efforts in browsing the internet for online scholarships. The internet has been the most advanced modus operandi to get any information. It has numerous advantages.

More scholarship information can be stored via internet as compared to any physical library. To get scholarship online, the foremost thing is to use a scholarship search engine. This facilitates to filter scholarships which are not suitable to the individual. This would enhance to make research easier, accurate and much faster. In addition, several colleges and universities are allowing students to gain their degree online. The internet has played a pivotal role in getting scholarships easily and allow you to obtain degree without borrowing a great deal of money.

As an example we can see how feasible it would be to get an online scholarship for a Law school. One of the easy ways to obtain a Law scholarship is via internet. First, visit relevant website. Then scroll down until you find “apply for a law scholarship”
and then click on it. Once you have clicked on it you will be taken to a page that says – download the school reference scholarship kit and you will get to see the next available dates for law school admissions.

Once you click the download button the second page will open in Adobe Reader. Now, fill the application carefully and print once you are done with it. Then mail the application. Ensure that you keep phone numbers and address of the school in case you need to get in touch with them.

Scholarship can be obtained via any one of these source too:-

Guidance counsellors: Before starting to explore possible scholarship available one must consult guidance counsellors. They can be a rich source of information for local scholarships.

Non-profit organizations: Many non profit organizations facilitate meritorious students by taking responsibility of their education funds. Community foundations: They have a provision of giving fiscal aid in the form of grants and scholarships to people in the area.

Labor unions: Labor unions play crucial role by pumping funds for education for their members and dependent children.

Houses of worship: Members of local house worship can be benefited. But religious organizations may have some available.

Chamber of commerce: This is a boon for students who wish to pursue their career in business and public service. Sometimes you can get small scholarships to local students.

About the author:
John Goldman is one of the foremost advisors in matters relating to Government Grants,Scholarships and Financial Aid.For more information on how to locate scholarships, view our CollegeScholarship Guide

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Filed under: Admissions, Applications, College Debt, College Financing, Grants, Law Schools, Med School, Mothers, Nursing, Nursing schools, Online Universities, Scholarship, single parent families, Tuition, Universities, , , , , ,

Get ahead this summer with an online class – even if you’re not

 

By Stefanie Fontanez
If you’re a traditional college student heading home for the summer and you want to get ahead of the pack without spending a fortune, consider taking an online class. Even though you’re not getting a full online degree, this can be a fast and easy way to score some extra credits. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your online class:
1. Discuss this with your adviser. You’ll want to plan ahead to make sure the online class you’re taking will be beneficial to your degree. You’ll also need to read your school’s transfer policy closely. It won’t do you much good to take an online class if you can’t get credit for it.
2. Pick a class early. You’ll want to do this as early as possible to make sure that you get the class you need. Make sure to keep in mind that some online degree programs don’t offer open enrollment. Check with them and make sure that you’ll be allowed to enroll for just one class. Once you’ve found the perfect online degree program, register as soon as you’re allowed. 
3. Prepare. Remember, the point of this is to get credits over the summer without the hassle of regular classes. How horrible would it be if come August you realized in order to transfer credits, your school requires you keep your online class syllabus – and you’ve already trashed it? Make sure you know exactly what you need to have to prove you took the course and keep all your documentation in a safe place.
4.  Stay on top of your work. It’s summertime, and it’s going to be very easy to forget you’re in school. Remember to plan ahead– and to do your homework. Since you won’t be in a traditional classroom, it’s going to be more difficult to stay on top of your assignments and tests. Figure out a way to remind yourself of your deadlines – and stick to them.
5. Pass the class and transfer credits. Once you’ve successfully passed the class and your grades are recorded, transfer your credits. Make sure to follow all the rules set forth by your school and do it in a timely fashion. There may deadlines that if missed, can cause you to lose out on your credits. Check with your school for details.
So now you know that taking an online course can be an easy and fun way to help traditional college students get ahead of the game. Who knows – you just might like your class so much that you decide to get an online degree! Just follow a few simple rules and you’ll be well on your way to graduation! 
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By Stefanie Fontanez


If you’re a traditional college student heading home for the summer and you want to get ahead of the pack without spending a fortune, consider taking an online class. Even though you’re not getting a full online degree, this can be a fast and easy way to score some extra credits. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your online class:


1. Discuss this with your adviser. You’ll want to plan ahead to make sure the online class you’re taking will be beneficial to your degree. You’ll also need to read your school’s transfer policy closely. It won’t do you much good to take an online class if you can’t get credit for it.


2. Pick a class early. You’ll want to do this as early as possible to make sure that you get the class you need. Make sure to keep in mind that some online degree programs don’t offer open enrollment. Check with them and make sure that you’ll be allowed to enroll for just one class. Once you’ve found the perfect online degree program, register as soon as you’re allowed. 


3. Prepare. Remember, the point of this is to get credits over the summer without the hassle of regular classes. How horrible would it be if come August you realized in order to transfer credits, your school requires you keep your online class syllabus – and you’ve already trashed it? Make sure you know exactly what you need to have to prove you took the course and keep all your documentation in a safe place.


4.  Stay on top of your work. It’s summertime, and it’s going to be very easy to forget you’re in school. Remember to plan ahead– and to do your homework. Since you won’t be in a traditional classroom, it’s going to be more difficult to stay on top of your assignments and tests. Figure out a way to remind yourself of your deadlines – and stick to them.


5. Pass the class and transfer credits. Once you’ve successfully passed the class and your grades are recorded, transfer your credits. Make sure to follow all the rules set forth by your school and do it in a timely fashion. There may deadlines that if missed, can cause you to lose out on your credits. Check with your school for details.


So now you know that taking an online course can be an easy and fun way to help traditional college students get ahead of the game. Who knows – you just might like your class so much that you decide to get an online degree! Just follow a few simple rules and you’ll be well on your way to graduation! 


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http://snagajob.com/ http://snagajob.com/online-degrees/

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