Guest Article: 411 on Financial Aid

For some low-income graduating high school seniors, as well as many adults, the pricey cost of funding a higher education is the sole reason not to pursue college. Those who are truly college-bound shouldn’t let their economic status stand in their way. There are resources that can help cover tuition costs and living expenses. In fact, some students qualify for so much aid that they … Continue reading Guest Article: 411 on Financial Aid

Dear Frugal Diary, 9/30/2009

I am living as frugally as I know how. I had been out of work for months, and have been bringing in money whenever possible. I am doing different things: Babysitting when needed by someone. Writing at about $100 a week, sometimes more. Balancing a checkbook for a friend. Caring for a cat for a friend. We had a yard sale. I have many books to … Continue reading Dear Frugal Diary, 9/30/2009

Maines’ Post Secondary Education Tuition Waiver

The website for The Department of Health and Human Services in Maine has this to say about the Post Secondary Education Tuition Waiver: “If you are in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services at the time that you graduate from high school or get your General Equivalency Diploma (GED), you are eligible for a “tuition waiver” if you are planning to … Continue reading Maines’ Post Secondary Education Tuition Waiver

Financial Aid for Students: Part 3

In Financial Aid for Students: Part 1, I discussed the Pell Grant and FAFSA. Then, in Financial Aid for Students: Part 2, I discussed the Financial Aid Wizard and the Scholarship Matching Wizard. In part 3, I will be listing specific financial aid opportunities for your soon to be college student. Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds TRIO Talent Search TRIO Student Support … Continue reading Financial Aid for Students: Part 3

Financial Aid for Students: Part 2

In Financial Aid for the Student: Part 1, I told you about the PELL Grant and FAFSA. In part 2, I will be discussing the Financial Aid Wizard and the Scolarship Matching Wizard. The Financial Aid Wizardlooks like it will be a huge help for any high school student who is trying to estimate college costs. They can also figure out their Expected Family Contribution, … Continue reading Financial Aid for Students: Part 2

Financial Aid for Students : Part 1

I don’t know about you, but I am dreading my daughters’ college years simply because I don’t think I can afford it. As a matter-of-fact, I know that I can’t. That is why we are looking into grants and scholarships at this time. She is a Junior this year, so it is time that we start. Zowie will be eligible for a PELL Grant.  This is … Continue reading Financial Aid for Students : Part 1