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Old 01-21-2014, 08:58 PM   #1
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Cool Is anyone else going to school?

I have been going back to college off and on since 2010. I am currently attending a community college and plan to start as a junior in the Fall for a degree in Elementary Education.

Is anyone else going or plan on going to college?

Have you been able to get aid as a single parent? If so, do you mind sharing? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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I did go to school as a single parent. First an AA, then BA, then a law degree. My state has grants for single parents. I got my best scholarships when I transferred from community college to a private 4 year college working on building diversity. I ended up with a full academic ride.
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I'm back in Jr College working towards an AA with intent to transfer to a University. My major is early childhood education.
I know there are a few programs, EOPS has grants for books, gives school supplies and helps with academic plans.
In CA there is title 5 that gives stipends to ECE majors. My advice is to get to know your financial aid officers and keep asking questions about programs and funding available. While meeting with my counsiler this am I asked about an issue and she found I was eligable for another program. This one offers a hundred dollar gas card and a grant at the end of the semester. Most of all be ever vigulant, there is assistance out there.
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I'm in school right now, it can be done but it is quite hard.
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I am. Thought I wanted a tech degree in Civil Engineering...a few classes shy and I changed to a BS in secondaryneducation. Emphasis is Geology, bit will have a Natural Science endorsement to teach all sciences. Also an outdoor education minor.
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i am on and off as time permits. I got my aa, ba and made it into my masters program, took a break and will be back in this fall.

even if you just take a class for the semester, while working and kids, you will still be getting closer to finishing.

extremely hard, but doable, and definitely not on the traditional timetable, but it can be done.

extra aid, i did not find any for myself to use but i do have a list you can go through here, just look through the posts in this category. let me know what you find works and if i dont have it listed , so i can post it.

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