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- January 9, 2007 at 5:25 pm #250892Guest
I hope I can shed some light on this…..since
I was in the same situation for MYSELF, and have 3 kids as well.
–due to my husband’s illness, I decided
going to school for myself was to my best interest, if something ever happened,
then I can take care of my family.As an undergrad (for a BA/BS), there are pell
grants,loans of various types (Stafford, subsidized, unsubsidized), as well as BOG waivers.
In the state of CA, if your girls plan to
go to a JUNIOR COLLEGE, then you can apply for a Board of Governor’s
As a lower income family (limits vary for
various state programs,etc), the BOG waiver can be used to pay for all tuition
costs, EXCLUDINGBooks and parking permit. They do not tell
you much about this, let alone advertise that it can be used at more than one school
at one time, by the same student. For example, I was attending University of La Verne(CA) and I was told I needed
24 additional units in various areas. So, while I attended my core classes for
my degree that were only offered at my university, I attended 2 additional
junior colleges at the same time (as the university) and applied for the BOG
waiver at both colleges and didn’t have to worry about tuition. (these
can be taken as online, hybrid, on campus classes—all receive same credit
and were transferable to go towards my BS in Organizational Mgmt degree. When
you get to grad school, however (which I am now in and will graduate in May
with my Masters Degree), then it is all loans. Food for thought, if you work at
the college or university, you can also receive free tuition for your children
as well, which I hope to do….teach/work where they attend.
Hope this helps. Any more Qs ,just ask. ~trina~
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