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How to Pay for School if You Don't Have Rich Parents

Oct 30, 2007
An overwhelming majority of Americans believe first priority in federal higher education aid increases should be given to low and middle-income students striving for college, according survey results released by the US House Committee on Education.

The Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman, John Boehner, agrees that the federal resources should be directed to the low and middle-income students. This was the purpose of the program and the very students it was created for.

Three bills (H.R. 4102, H.R. 2711, and H.R. 2504) have been introduced that would make future improvements and make that shift so needed for the students that it was meant for.

We all wish our parents were able to start putting away $100 a month beginning the day we came into the world. Most likely, it was a challenge for them to make ends meet from month to month and give their family all they needed during those years.

Well, it's time to start thinking of ways to accomplish your goal of attending college on your own. One of your first moves should be to fill out the FAFSA. This stands for Free Application for Student Aid.

Being in the low and middle-income range you certainly should be accepted for financial aid. A little tip regarding FAFSA, do not be afraid to call the school and ask for more. I've seen it work a little, well, 100 percent.

Never assume you are not smart enough, poor enough, athletic enough, or good enough at standardized tests to get money for college. Colleges are in the business of educating students. They want students and will help them in the area of obtaining money.

Look into programs that offer regional tuition waivers. The vast majority of states are involved in these programs. Some states offer reciprocity with other states, which means neighboring states will offer you the same price as if attending school in your own state.

Another way to earn money for college is to take a year or two off and get involved with Americorps. For one year of full time (a total of 1,700 hours) paid service, you are paid $4,725. And you can do this for two years of earnings for $9,450.

There are many other ways to get your desired education and not to stop after obtaining your first degree. Once you get going you will understand the many work-study and programs that are out there. Most of all it will depend upon your desire and your willingness to do so.
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