Very depressed now, sigh.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Very depressed now, sigh.
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Wed, 08-12-2009 - 11:42pm
I just went to a class on Paying for college 101 at our library. Ugh!! The cheapest state college is over 20,000 for tution, room and board, etc... The premier state college is 26-31 K depending on you undergrad. major. They gave a ton of ideas and places to look for money for college. It was run by a testing service, so they did give a lot on the test scores, ACT and SAT and how that plays into grants, scholarships, etc... Illinois is the first state that made the ACT part of graduation requirements, requiring all public schools to take it in April of Junior year. Sigh, I told the kids that our old plan, "Would you like fries with that?" is not going to work, so the civil servants exam is good and then they could be garbagemen or a mail carrier, good jobs, benefits and you don't start by paying 100K.

Ramona

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 03-21-2008
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 1:53am
I'm sorry Ramona :( are you going to look into grants and scholarships? When I went to college I got a federal grant I don't have to pay back. Maybe you can get on of those :). Hope you can find some financial aid type thing to help pay for college

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Registered: 04-27-2006
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 10:51am

Yes college tuition these days is awful. We are doing the same thing here with Brandon. We are applying to the colleges as we speak and finding all the grants and loans and scholarships that are out there.

Can the high school counselor help they should have lots of information on grants, loans and scholarships?

 


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Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 5:04pm
Thanks, she is only a sophmore in high school, so we have a few years.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 06-04-2008
Fri, 08-14-2009 - 3:51pm
Have faith honey, it will all work out in the end!! Big hugs!!

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