What on earth was I thinking I have two kids going to college? lol Need a loan.com Ha Ha
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Lynnetta - posted on 08/07/2009
There are several ways to pay for college. If your children stay in state, they will get more aid. Look for all the government programs such as the Federal Student Aid program. If you plan on filing them on your taxes then they will need your income to file the necessary forms. If you no longer carry them on your taxes, they can apply as independent students. Also look for scholarships. It’s a little late but I’m sure there are some available. They are hard to find and you have to search for them. I searched on the internet and was confused. I took a trip to our main library and the librarian had a wealth of information. With the help of the librarian, we found seven scholarships that totaled about 6 thousand dollars. I hope this is a starting place for you. Also ask the school if they have any programs. When I want to college 15 years ago, I was an EOP student which is for students with parents that make under a certain income. I know this program exists in NYS I’m not sure about outside NYS.
Becky - posted on 07/13/2009
I have 2 children 15 months apart and they started college at the same time and still had 8 year old twins at home. I filled out the FAFSA and even with the number of people in our family the expected family contribution was more than I could ever dream of coming up with. They had to apply for student loans. My daughter went to the community college and the student loan was enough to cover this. My son opted to go away to school and it was much more expensive. He had to get subsidized and unsubsidized student loans. We had to apply for a parent plus loan and be denied before they would give him approval for additional money. He was able to get the money to cover this but we will be paying this off forever!!
Anne - posted on 06/22/2009
Our daughters are 4 and a half years apart. Even that did not help with not having 2 in college at the same time. There are scholarship for almost every thing. If you are in the U.S.A. don't forget to do the fasa thing. However that is a joke we were told we could afford to bay 19,000 dollars towards just our youngest daughter's college. I have ben on disability for almost 6 years. The only thing I can say is that for us both of our daughters were able to get good scholarships. But they will be in debt for a long time. Both girls are doing what they are passionate about and what they feel is God's Will in their lives. Because of this we know they will make it through all of this.
PAULA - posted on 06/19/2009
I have searched everywhere for help with my sons college tuition money and loans . We don't have the best credit right now and are struggling so I don't know what he is to do come fall about a loan. Any advice would help.
Paula - posted on 06/18/2009
I had two boys in college at the same time also. My oldest is still in college after six years! Luckily for them (and me) they were able to avail themselves of scholarship money and tuition waivers because they are one quarter Alaska Native. We've not had to take out any college loans and we've been able to pay for things with savings. You need to dig around the scholarship info available to help out - every little bit helps.