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Obama Grants Providing High Returns With Scholarships

By Marlon Jackson

Obama grants providing high returns with scholarships

 

For many single moms the mentioning of the Obama grant may not be fully understood however it is being given emphasis by the government under the popular Obama administration in support of working mother’s returning to college. While federal programs such as ones assisting working mothers in attending college have been brought to the fore they are merely existing government benefits that have been reworked. Pell grants are a great asset for potential students, and here is why they are causing a stir among moms who want to return to the classroom.

The Federal Pell grants has existed over many years making it one of the many familiar types of government financial aid for the furtherance of college. For many seeking aid as a student normally requires one to take a loan out with the daunting task of repayment at the end, the Pell grant however does not require this. Seeking an undergraduate degree? Then you have a good running in being awarded the Pell grant formed specifically for those without a bachelor’s or professional degree. The Scholarship for mom’s program with its two distinct advantages has caused a huge stir amongst single, working moms. Mothers are being encouraged to make use of the funds provided through the Pell grants to attend college by President Obama and the Obama administration although no specific grant is named specifically.

Another advantage of the Pell grant besides it being a monetary gift is that there are no restrictions in being able to attain other sources when it comes to financial aid. Aid from other federal programs as well as private, non-federal institutions can be applied to cover education costs. The 1st of July 2009 begins the start of the award year which will come to an end on the 30th June 2010 with the maximum being paid out through the Pell grant of $5,350.00. It’s unlikely that this amount will cover your full college expenses it does not restrict you from applying to other sources. It must be noted that you are not limited to tuition once awarded money. Other requirements which maybe needed when it comes to education may include laptops, books, travel and of course housing.

With the Obama administration focusing its attention on education the Pell grant program and its benefits have been highlighted making the scholarships for moms’ all the more popular. To become a student and earn a degree as a single, working mother such a federal program fills all the specifics. College can now be obtained regardless of your financial status or family needs.

The Obama grant obtained through the Pell grant program has created an opportunity for many to take advantage of further college education. As a working mother this is especially true. Single mothers working full-time are specifically being encouraged by the current administration to take advantage and earn a degree. The current administration is heartily cheering for single, full-time working mothers to apply for college and earn a degree. Your future dreams can come true.

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College Planning Specialists TV Interview with Dan Evertsz

Dan Evertsz owner of BayCollegePlanners.com has the answers to the difficult questions parents and students face when considering the choices and expenses of a college education: “How do we find the money for college?” The following is an introduction to Dan and his Bay Area College Specialists consulting business in the form of a television interview on the Northern California Comcast show “Reference Point” with host Dave Korcharhook.

If you are having trouble qualifying for student aid, finding funding for an education, or if you are in need of consultation about these expenses please consider Dan Evertsz your go-to source for action:


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Choices: “College” Or “Entrepreneurship”?

By Antonio Newell

One of the most thought about choices, one of the least made decisions, the-college-prosbased on desire. I’m sure we’ve all heard the saying that “You have to get a college degree or you’ll be working at McDonald’s.” Or the infamous, “If you don’t want to be a Wal-Mart Door Greeter, you better go to college.”

There are more options in life than “college.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that college is the wrong way to go. What I’m saying is that you should not have your perception skewed by those allegations. “School” isn’t for everyone. It’s really not. I’m a strong believer in Knowledge and Learning. However, school may not be the place where it happens. “School” doesn’t teach you how to get ahead in this world. “School” doesn’t instruct you on how to become a millionaire. Let me retract that statement. “US School”s don’t teach you how to become a millionaire. I’ve attended different schools (mostly to see what they could teach me). And you know what? They all teach the same thing, the SAME thing. What’s the “thing,” you ask? You have to work FOR somebody.

America is known in other nations as the “Land of the Free” the “Land of Opportunity.” Other nations know that you can be any and whoever you want to be in America. But do “we” know it? Do WE know we can own our own business? Do we know we can be our own boss? We don’t have to work for a living but work for a giving?. .that we can be “Lenders” and not “Borrowers”? Most of us “U.S. Citizens” (Nationally Born) don’t realize it. Probably because we’ve heard it all our lives; now it just goes in one ear and out the other.

In schools in other nations, they’re taught to own their own businesses. That they can be their own bosses in America. But in OUR educational system, that’s not the case. We are taught to get out. .get a JOB. .and work for a living. “Going back to school” is being pressed more in the media today, than ever before. Why? Is it because people are sick of their jobs and want to do better? Is it because schools want to help you become a better person? I’m willing to bet everything I have that those aren’t the cases. “Education” is a multi-billion dollar industry. The schools know that people are sick and tired of their jobs, so they’re pushing “Go Back To School” in your face. (Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Steve Jobs and the like either dropped out of college or never went, and look at where they’re positioned in the economy. If they would suddenly halt their businesses, the U.S.’s economy would probably go into a mudslide.) I’m pushing that you should “Work For Yourself!” Like I said, I’m big on Knowledge and Learning. . .but “school” may not be the place to do it, if you want to get ahead. Why do you think big name schools’ admission and board are so costly? Is it because they only want the most “prestigious”? Ha!

“College dropout.” What’s on their mind? Money loss. That’s it! The admission is set so high because they know that only the “best of the best” will come. And with that being said, there won’t be nearly the dropout rate; which also means, they’ll continue to get their money. $70,000/yr for the same education you would get at a State University or College for (1/16) of the cost. The teachers at those institutions don’t care more or less. They’re getting paid, and guess by whom. You! You’re
either paying an arm and a leg for the “do this to make sure you get The job.” Or you’re paying a little for the “here, now go get A job.”

At all the schools I’ve been, I’ve not seen more than 4-5 classes on owning a business. The last school I attended only had one, “Entrepreneurship.” I’m like, “What the heck?!” The educational system is just one big business. There was a school in Atlanta that has or was about to be closed because it couldn’t pay its water bill! You know why? No students, defaulting on loans and such. No students means no money. No money means no profit. No profit means no business. And guess what. No business means no school. Same education, different institution. It’s like buying bread at the grocery store. Same great bread brand, different prices.

I’ve found my institution though: Barnes & Noble and all other venues. You think I’m kidding? Go to one and visit the business section. See how much you can learn in just one day. So all in all, don’t think “college” is the only way to go. You can start your own business with ease. Heck, you can even start your own business while attending college. So when you graduate, you won’t be in some rundown apartment getting up at 5am to make it to work through crazy traffic. You’ll already be living well, and will have a “college degree” just to say, “I’ve been there, done that.” Invest in Yourself.

Copyright � 2009 Antonio Newell

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About the author:
I’m from Crystal Springs, Mississippi. . .recently relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. I’m on a life mission to help people realize their potential. I came from not having a lot to becoming an internet entrepreneur and musical artist/producer. No one can tell me “it can’t be done.” Because I’m living proof that it can be.

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