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Financial Aid Tip:
Take all grants.
Avoid School loans of any kind if at all possible!
-- if unavoidable - stay with substituted loans [interest will not start till you are out of school]

The state schools such as The University of Alabama, Georgia, California, Oregon, etc. are the Best because they have the grant that provides
low cost or free day care for Pell Grant recipients!
They also have more low cost on campus housing!

Financial aid information: http://fafsa.ed.gov
Scholarship information: http://raisethenation.org
Federal Student Aid: http://studentaid.ed.gov
Graduate Financial Aid: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebA...radstudent.jsp

Send a postcard to colleges you are interested in asking for a catalog, application, housing application, and day care application, or call or email your request directly from the website.

Please check websites for the colleges to check most recent information.


This research is not yet finished. Go to the websites of the colleges for more information. Colleges and universities marked with * are the least bad!

University of Alabama
P.O. Box 870132, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone:1-800-933 BAMA 205 348 5666 Web: ua.edu
Tuition and fees: $2,470 Out of State: $6,268
enrollment 17,565
Housing: 205 348-6676
235 Apartments 1 Bedroom: $310-470 2 Bedroom $375-575.
No information on day care at this time.

Auburn University, AL 36849 334 844 4080
admissions@mail.auburn.edu
Web: auburn.edu
Tuition and fees: $2,610 Out of State: $7,740
enrollment: 21,550
Housing office: 334 844 4580
The Village: Apartments for families rent includes heat.cable. Student pays electric 1-Bedroom: $1080-$1135 per semester 2 Bedroom $330-335 furnished, $320-335 unfurnished


University of Alaska
Signer's Hall
P.O. Box 757480
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7480
Phone 907 474 7500
admissions@uaf.edu
web: www.uaf.edu
9,012 students
Tuition $2,960 instate $6,480 instate
Housing: Hess Village
Phone: 907 474 7247
1bedroom $610
2bedroom $750
3 bedroom $855
72 apartments with a waiting list. Call early.
Day Care: In need of more day care! Activist mothers take note!
907 474 6393
Binal House: 30 months and older
Only accomadates 35 children, waiting list
3 days, half time, $188/month
Early Childhood Lab School
Phone: 907 474 6393

University of Arkansas
200 Silas H. Hunt Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
1-800 377 UOFA 501 575 5346
admissions@uark.edu
uofa@uark.edu web: uark.edu
Housing:
501 575 2703
Carlson Terrace
2-bedroom $336-$395
6 months-1 year wait list
Day Care:
Long waiting list at Child Development Center
Activists: Work needs to be done for more day care!
Call 501 575 5555 University Relations

University of California Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, 90095
310 825 3101
admissions@ucla.edu Web: ucla.edu
Housing: 310 398 4692
vas@ha.ucla.edu
5 Apartment Buildings some with pools, saunas!
1-bedroom: $761- $898
2-bedroom $842-$1,099
3-bedroom $1,099
Waiting list for all apartments
Day Care:
310 825 5086/ 825 2900 / 915 5827
3 day care centers
Child care subsidy: ask for application forms
income requirements for subsidy

*University of California at Davis
175 Mrak Hall Davis, CA 95616 916 752 2921
web: ucdavis.edu
Tuition: $4,174 Out of State: $11,872
enrollment: 23,092
Housing: $20 application fee
Orchard Park, 200 2-bedroom apartments at $575/month
Solano Park 108 1-bedroom apartments at $472/month/ 2-bedrooms apartments at $537 (solar heated water!) plus utilities. Accepts Section 8 vouchers.
Day Care:
Two centers on campus. reduced fees for residents of Russell, Orchard and Solano Park Apartments. Also a Head Start. Davis has the Child Care Grant (PACEAPP) Child Care Subsidy based on income.

University of California at San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0337
619 534 4813
admissioninfo@ucsd.edu
web: www.ucsd.edu
Housing:
LaJolla del Sol apartments (a pool!)
1 bedroom/1bath $879-933
2bedroom/2bath $1077-1131
Mesa apartments for single parents!
256 2 bedroom apartments, all utilities included
North: 2 bedrrom, 1 bath $579
Central: 9 1 bedroom, 1 bath $558
182 2 bedroom $600
9 3 bedroom $$693
South: 240 2 bedroom $690
Coast apartments: walk to class or beach!
Studio: $522
1 bedroom $603
2bedroom $732
Childcare:
858 534 2768
11 months to 6 and a half years
subsidized program: ask early!
nonsubsidized costs: $740 month for an infant
$702 for a toddler
$653 preschool
10% reduction for additional children

University of Colorado at Boulder
Regent Administration Center
125 Campus Box 6
Boulder, CO 80309
303 492 6301
email: apply@colorado.edu
web:colorado.edu
26,035 students
Tuition: $2,540 instate
$11,000 out of state
Housing 303 492 6384
familyhousing@housing.colorado.edu
1 bedroom $484 unfurnished
1 bedroom $509 furnished
2 bedroom $509 furnished
2 bedroom $592 furnished
3 bedroom $705
Day Care
Family housing rates:
Toddler $639 to $535 for Preschool for 5 days
4 days: $563-475
3 days: $423- 356
2 days: $ 282-237
University Student Rates (not in university Housing)
5 days: $712-$702
4 days: $626-581
3 days: $471-437
2 days: $314-290 back to map



University of Florida
201 Criser Hall Gainesville, Fl 32611 904 392 2330
Web: http://www.ufl.edu
Tuition and fees: $4,310 Out of state: $9,310
enrollment: 38,277
Housing: renab@housing.ufl.edu
Corry Village: 100 1-bedroom apartments $290-320, 106 2-bedroom apartments $318-354, 8 3-bedroom apartments $ 343, furnished
Diamond Village:59 1-bedroom apartments $301, 33 1-bedroom apartments $321 (new kitchen), 12 1-bedroom apartments $351 (remodeled), 40 2-bedroom apartments $331, 51 2-bedroom apartments $351 (new kitchen), 12 2-bedroom apartments $381(new)
Tanglewood
89 1-bedroom apartments $382-402, 78 2-bedroom apartments, $437-457, 30 townhouses $491-514
University Village South 64 1-bedroom apartments $318-338, 64 2-bedroom $378-398
Maquire Village 110 1-bedroom apartments $316-336, 109 2-bedroom apartments $375-395.
Day Care 352 392 2330
Baby Gator
80 children subsidized for Pell Grant recipients, as low as $138/mo for toddlers, $268/mo for 3-12month olds. Others: sliding scale to $500/month.

University of Hawaii
2600 Campus Road Rm 001
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
808 956 8975
ar-info@hawaii.edu web: hawaii.edu
Tuition and fees: $2,950 Out of state: $9,560
enrollment: 17,344
Check website for housing and day care information.

University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3156
208 885 6326
admappl@uidaho.edu web: uidaho.edu
Tuition: $1,942 instate, $7,742 out of state
enrollment: 11,027
Housing:
uidaho.edu/uikids
1-bedroom $392/mo
2-bedroom $413-$454/mo
3-bedroom $474-$515
Off campus average: 2-bedroom $450
3-bedroom $700

*University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign

901 W, Illinois Street, Urbane, IL 61801
217 333 0302
admissions@uiuc.edu web: uiuc.edu
Tuition and fees: $4,338 Out of state: $10,954
enrollment: 36,019
Housing:
Orchard Downs:
1-bedroom furnished $470/mo
1-bedroom unfurnished $389/mo
2-bedroom furnished $528/mo
2-bedroom unfurnished $494/mo
Orchard South:
2-bedroom $420/mo
Goodwin/Green Apartments
1-bedroom $567/mo
Child Care: 1-800-325 5516
They have a database of providers, ask for subsidy (OHS) application
Meal Plan: 20 meals a week $4,498/year flexible
Traditional meal plan 20 meals $3,688/year

*Indiana University/Bloomington
300 B. Jordon Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
812 855 0661
Tuition and fees: $4,412 out of state: $11,853
enrollment: 34,937
iuadmit@indiana.edu web: indiana.edu
37,000 students (10,000 undergraduates)
Feb 1: application deadline. March 1: financial aid application deadline
Housing: no waiting list. All are accommodated.
housing@indiana.edu
Phone: 8121 855 560
1 800 817 6317
2-bedroom apartments $640/mo
There is a single mom sorority
Day care: www.indiana.edu/~hrm/childcare


University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
800 533-iowa
319 335 3847
admissions@uiowa.edu
www.uiowa.edu
Housing:
319 354 1466
747 apartments:
2 bedroom $354-475 1 year waiting list
Students with dependent children get first priority
Day Care:
6 day care centers, some discounts
Some accept funding from Title XX

Iowa State University*

314 Alumni Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2010
Phone: 800 262 3810
515 294 5836
admissions@iastate.edu
Web: www.iastate.edu
Housing:
750 apartments $410-495
No waiting list if you apply six months before term begins
Day Care
2 centers for 125 kids
One is a co-op: free for those that work to keep the coop running
waiting list: 2 months
Support for non traditional students

Kansas State University*

Anderson Hall - room 1
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone 785 532 6250
kstate@ksu.edu web:www.ksu.edu
Housing:
Phone: 785 532 3790/ 888 568 5029
apartments@ksu.edu
1 bedroom $283, furnished: $332
2 bedroom: $271, furnished: #319
includes gas, water, trash service
Gardening plots, park and community centers
Non-traditional student services:
nontrad@ksu.edu
785 532 6434

University of Maine/Orono*

5713 Chadbourne Hall, Orono, ME 04469-4713 207 581 1561
um-admit@maine.maine.edu Web: maine.edu
Tuition and fees: $3,750 Out of state $10,620
enrollment: 9,213
Housing: Ray Moreau 207 581 4579
Family housing 48 1-bedroom $434/mo (max 3 family members)
46 2-bedroom $508/mo (max 4 family members)
22 3-bedroom (max 6 or fewer family members)
Heat, hot water, cable, local phone provided
Meal plan: $1430 per semester
Day Care:
Child Study Center 207 581 4076
Preschool 3-5 year olds $100/week
Children's Center: 6 weeks-6 years $115/week
Priority for fee slots goes to the U of M students and employees
Priority for subsidized slots are referred by Dept of Human Services,
Penobscot Nation and Passamaquoddy Tribes

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Watch school loans with this high tuition and higher
than average housing costs!
(Natalie Cole went here!)
Box 30120
Amherst, MA 01003
413 545 0222
email: admissions@umass.edu
web: umass.edu
25,000 students
Tuition: $5,229 instate
12,450 out of state
Housing
Phone: 413 545 3115
family.housing@umass.edu
North Village
120 1 bedroom apartments $572
108 2 bedroom $663
Lincoln
105 apartments; 1 bedroom $532- $552
The Community center can be rented for $10 for birthday parties!
Garden plots are $10!
Bus service available 413 545 2086
Day Care
University Day Care
413 545 1566
15 months - 2 years

*University of Michigan
1220 SAB /515 East Jefferson
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
313 764 7433
admissions@umich.edu web: umich.edu
Tuition and fees: $5,710 Out of state: $17,916
enrollment: 36,450
Housing:
housing@umich.edu
Northwood Furnished:1-bedroom $567-$664
2-bedroom $678- $888
3-bedroom $954-$965
Unfurnished: 1-bedroom $512-$675
2-bedroom $$618- $863
3-bedroom $879-$930
Parking $25/year
Cable $21.50/mo
Cable Modem: connect $125 $34/mo
Childcare:
Child Development Center
Family housing residents have first priority
Child care subsidy through financial aid. Also through the Center for Education for Women. Waiting List


Michigan State University

250 Administration Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-0590
517 355 8332
admissions@msu.edu web: msu.edu
Tuition and fees: $4,887 Out of state: $11,918
enrollment: 41,545
Housing:
517 355 9550
800 678 4679
University Apartments
2,500 1-bedroom $443-$477
2-bedroom $491-$528
Child Care
517 432 3745 ext 146

Mills College
500 Mac Arthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94613
510 430 2135
web: www. mills.edu
1,169 women students
Tuition: $16,024
Housing:
11 - 2 bedroom apartments $923/ month
4 apartments available a year. Slow turnover
Off campus housing: $800-$1400
Day Care
Geranium Cottage
510 430 3396
Children's school 510 430 2118
Office of Student Life: 510 430 2130
increased financial aid for day care and extra housing expenses for mothers

University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
601 232 7226
info@olemiss.edu web: olemiss.edu
1882-First in the South to admit women
1885 hired woman faculty member
Tuition and fees: $2,631 Out of state $5,451
enrollment: 10,280
Housing:
Village Apartments
Long waiting list. Apply early.
248 1-bedroom $1550/semester
2-bedroom $$1,750 semester
Meal plan $875 per semester
Child Care:
Financial aid packages are increased to include child care expenses

University of Minnesota
240 Williamson Hall
281 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
800 752 1000
512 625 2008
admissions@tc.umn.edu Web: umn.edu
Tuition and fees: $3,860 Out of state: $10,345
enrollment 36,995
Housing
612 624 2994
housing@tc.umn.edu
Commonwealth Terrace: oldest and largest family housing cooperative in North America
464 units 1-bedroom $363
2-bedroom $603 includes all utilities except phone
Como Student Community Cooperative
612 378 2434
cscc@tc.umn.edu
360 units 2-bedroom $434
3-bedroom townhouse $548 all utilities except phone. / Back to map

University of Montana
Lodge 101
Missoula, MT 59812-1265
406 243 6266
admiss@umt.edu
web: umt.edu
11,886 students
Tuition:
instate: $2,630
out of state: $7,192
Housing:
University Villages contains 3 apartment complexes:
Eliot, Toole Village, and Craighead-Sisson
1 bedroom $286/ $392/ $406
2 bedroom: $358/ $476/$493
3 bedroom: $400/$536/ $561
Day Care Center
ASUM Child Care
Phone 406 243 2542

University of New Hampshire
4 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603 862 1360
email: admissions@unh.edu
Web: unh.edu
10,649 students
Tuition: $5,261 in state
$14,231 out of state
Housing:
Phone 603 862 2742
154 apartments
1 bedroom: $488
2 bedroom $570
no 3 bedroom apartments
1 year waiting list: Activists take note!!!
Get your application in ASAP
Faculty have first priority
Day Care
Forest Park
Phone 603 868 5674

University of New Mexico*
Student Services Center #140
Albuquerque, NM 87131
505 277 2446
apply@unm.edu
web: www.unm.edu
34,705 students
Average age of students is 27 years old
Tuition $1,869 instate
$6,250 out of state
Housing:
Phone 505 277 4265
reshalls@umn.edu
Student Family Housing
961 Buena Vista SE
Alburquerque, NM 87131
200 apartments
$20 application fee
$200 deposit
Rents include electric, gas, water, garbage
you pay heat and AC
1 bedroom $478
2 bedroom $575
2 bedroom townhouse $588
3 bedroom townhouse $646
Day Care
Child Care Center: beautiful campus setting
Children's Campus is funded by student fees
weecare@unm.edu
505 277 3365
Full time infant $465
half time infant $257
Toddler full time $422/$385 (two different centers)
halftime $262/$242
School age full time $343
halftime $193

University of North Carolina
CB #2200 Jackson Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-2200
Phone:
1-800 UNC 5502
919 966 3621
Web: unc.edu
24,439 students
Tuition $1,685 instate
$9,801 out of state
Housing
919 966 5661
Odum Village
306 apartments
1 bedroom $425
2 bedroom $485
Wait list is one semester: Apply early!
Priority is given to people with children
Day Care
919 929 2662
919 942 0184
$1,050 per child per month
SPIN: Student Parent Interest Network

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Box 8135
Grand Forks, ,ND 58202
Phone: 800 CALL-UND
700 7774463
email:
web: und.edu
8,550 students
Tuition: $2,677 instate
$6,411 out of state
Housing:
850 apartments
$266-$557
Day Care
701 777 3947
2 and a half to 5 years old
Full day $20
half day $13
discounts for students
Women's Center on campus

University of Oklahoma
555 Parrington Oval
Norman, OK 73019
Phone: 800 234 6868
405 325 2551
email: admission@ou.edu
web: ou.edu
13,250 students
TuitionL $2,574 instate
$7,020 out of state
Housing:
Phone: 888 416 9524
3 Complexes:
2 bedroom: unfurnished $406-632
3 bedrooms $461
Garden plots, play areas, swimming pool, tennis courts
Waiting list of 6-8 months: Apply early
Day Care
Children's World
Phone: 405 325 0528
Infant $142/week
toddler $127/week
1 year waiting list: Activists get busy on this campus!
Accepts DHS subsidies (okay, this is good!)
Scholarships for returning students

University of Oregon
240 Oregon Hall
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone 1-800 BE A DUCK
541 346 3201
web: uoregon.edu
17,207 students
Tuition: $3,646 instate
12,099 out of state
Housing:
Phone 541 346 4277
800 total apartments
1 bedroom: $307
2 bedroom: $343
Average wait is only 2 months
Students with children have priority
Day Care:
541 346 4384
Students get discount and have priority
12 months to 6 years
$130 per week
Special Note: Jennifer L. Wishe Memorial Scholarship for
women students returning to obtain bachelor's who are
over 40 years of age!
Also a Children's World Scholarship: Amount
varies/ Given to students who have one or more children
enrolled in the Children's World Learning Center
Alvin Terrell Dixon Memorial Scholarship $1,000
for women 30 years of age or older who are within 24 months
of completing undergraduate degree.

Smith College
Watch school loans here!
7 College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063
413 585 2500
admission@smith.edu web: smith.edu
Tuition and Fees: $24,550
total enrollment: 2,778
Ada Comstock Scholars Program: 415 585 3090
For older returning students, 24 and older, single moms, parents, veterans
Housing: 1-bedroom $7,180 per year
2-bedroom $8,810 per year
Wait list, apply early
Day Care
Sunnyside Child Care Center 413 585 2293

University of Texas
Main 7
Austin, TX 78712
512 475 7399
Web: utexas.edu
48,000 students
Tuition; $2,612 instate
$9,032 out of state
Housing:
Phone 512 232 5299
dhfs.apartments@austin.utexas.edu
3 apartment complexes: Brackenridge, Colorado and Gateway
1 bedroom $445
2 bedroom $513
3 bedroon$658
includes cable. On bus route
Playgrounds, Close to Lake Austn
Day Care
6 weeks-5 years
Student Family Early Care and Learning Center
Infant $135/week full time $75/week Part time
toddler $115/ week full time $65/week part time
Scholarship based on income

Wesleyan University
The great College Mom, Beverly Donofrio,
went here. Read about it in her great memoir: (Riding in Cars with Boys)
Watch School Loans here!
Middletown, CT 06459
Phone: 800 685 2000
web: wesleyan.edu
2,700 students
Tuition:$20,820
Total cost estimated $42,334
Housing:
Phone: 800685 2000
reslife@wesleyan.edu
Family housing: $619-840/month
Day Care: 2years 9 months to 6 years of age.

University of Wyoming

P.O.Office Box 3435
Laramie, WY 82071
307 766 5160
email:undergraduateadmissions@uwyo.edu
Web: uwyo.edu
11,094 Students
Tuition: $2,330 instate
$7,488 out of state
Housing
Phone 307 766 1121
housing email: housing-uw@uwyo.edu
Total 600 units Wait list of about 125 applicants: get application in early
1 bedroom apartments: $358-$457
2 bedroom $446-$709
3 bedroom $626
Day Care
Phone 307 742 0578
25 children ages 3-5
$16.75 per day for 5 or more hours
$11.50 for half day


this is to give a ROUGH idea, somewhere to start

Above focus is on Family Housing and low cost child care.
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Heh...ok, well...college seems to be mentioned in this thread.

I guess I agree with the statement to avoid loans if at all possible (especially private ones), but I don't know how realistic that is for most people. I'd absolutely say take loans if they make you graduate faster or help you get better grades.

If you borrow $40k to get through school in 3-4 years, and end up making $10k/year more after you graduate, it's not a lot of math to figure out how long it'll take for the school to pay for itself. It's not just money either...the kinds of jobs you get with a college degree tend to be more enjoyable and offer more flexibility. Everyone borrows (usually much more) money to buy a house. The return on investment on an education is far more than that on a house.

As far as working while in school, I did do it for some of the time but don't do it if it means graduating late or letting your grades drop. Getting all As will do a lot more for you in the long run than getting Bs and Cs while saving $10k in loans.

And to beat a horse...make sure you major in something practical...I mentioned modern dance in another thread because it's funny, but there's a lot of common (and noble) degrees that just don't earn money for the people who get them.

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---------- Post added at 07:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:20 PM ----------

And don't you dare forget Virginia Tech!

I think Blacksburg is a utopia for people without money who want to go to college. The tuition is reasonable for a world class education (in some majors), the living expenses are almost nothing, and there's a lot to do in the area for free. You can get by without a car even, since the bus is free for students (and far better than what we have in Boston).

I copied this from their web site:

Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid MC 0222

200 Student Services Building

Virginia Tech Campus

Blacksburg, VA 24061



Email: finaid@vt.edu

Ph: (540) 231-5179
Fax: (540) 231-9139

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Closed for all University recognized holidays.

Our Federal School Code for FAFSA filing purposes is 003754.

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Well look at that. The software combines my responses

Once last thing: don't forget scholarships!

I got a lot of them through the school. You filled out one form, wrote one essay, and they submitted it for lots of different awards. With spare time find any scholarship you can apply for and apply for it. It's amazing how many go unclaimed, and there's not a lot of other ways you can earn $1000 for spending an hour or two writing an essay.
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Once last thing: don't forget scholarships!

I got a lot of them through the school. You filled out one form, wrote one essay, and they submitted it for lots of different awards. With spare time find any scholarship you can apply for and apply for it. It's amazing how many go unclaimed, and there's not a lot of other ways you can earn $1000 for spending an hour or two writing an essay.
I have to admit, scholarships kind of confuse me. Go ahead, laugh.

Are they similiar to Grants? I am a memeber of PTK and there are lots of scholarships availabe trough them.

I am considering going for my Bachelors, but refuse to go into debt doing it! I have 3 kids, one is about to turn 18. Guess I should start applying before that happens, huh?
Currently, I only gross maybe 16k a year. That may soon change dramatically.

Opinions? Ideas?
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Hey Wood,

No problem and I'd never laugh at you for asking a question. Scholarships are similar to grants in that they are awarded to the student, and you don't have to pay them back.

I assume the dramatic income change you describe isn't going to be a good one. I'm sorry to hear that and you do have me curious.

As for opinions/ideas, I can't offer anything other than what I said before. I wouldn't refuse to go into debt based on principle alone. It's a math problem to figure out whether it's a good investment or not. None of the Fortune 500 companies would be around today if they refused to ever use credit. It's a matter of using it wisely.

As for the politcal link in the message before yours...I'll find common ground in that I agree it's unlikely a $200k loan would be a good investment. There are plenty of good schools that are affordable. Working through school is great and I did it when it made sense, but if you sacrifice your graduation date (or grades) it doesn't make sense mathematically.

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Agreed. $200k debt for a degree in a field that pays $50k avg, is not a good investment.

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I think we are gonna see more than a few private colleges go away. The ones that were getting $40k+ a year from students who couldn't get into better, less expensive schools, because a college degree was seen as a guarantee to riches.

Add in not being able to discharge student loans in bankruptcy, and we'll see a change in thought process
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No, actually the change should be very good. I have made it this far in life without going in debt, not going to start now. Not that I think there is anything wrong with student loans, but as long as I can get grants or scholarships, that will be the way for me. If that changes thanks to the shortening of FAFSA by Obama...I may rethink my position.

I have been working and going to school for the past 1(school for 2yrs-unemployment). From 3 jobs down to 2 finally. Hopefully soon down to one full time job
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I missed the thread MB put up about Scholarships and grants.

Anywho, my question is, what type of accreditation do I look for from an online school??

Thinking of taking my education further....
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I missed the thread MB put up about Scholarships and grants.

Anywho, my question is, what type of accreditation do I look for from an online school??

Thinking of taking my education further....
Here you go WS to search on a university or college and see if they are accredited
http://singlefamilyvoices.com/forum/...ad.php?t=22050

higher up the ed ladder, they more money that can be awarded do to most require one not to work in their masters and pre - post doctoral degrees, and one is required to do practicums as class assignments.
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WS: Grants are generally tax free and from government funding. Though some nonprofits do offer grants. Scholarships are usually endowed by private organizations or people. Some scholarships are counted as income, so you could be taxed on them. All depends. Grants usually are income based, scholarships usually not.

One thing to look at: some states offer scholarships to single parents. I received one in undergrad, my sister received one in undergrad that paid for 80% of her education expenses (including living expenses and daycare). Pell grants picked up some, but she walked away with only 6500 in loans for a 4 year degree.

For your state WS, start looking here: http://oedb.org/scholarship/north-carolina. My state has a similar scholarship database and it is where I found my single parent scholarship and where my sister found hers.

One other thing to consider: there are grants/scholarships available to children of single parents....
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LSL, where did you go to apply for ones in OR?
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