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Candi - posted on 04/26/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I've been contemplating on asking this question for a couple of weeks now , so I decided to go ahead and ask because although it's not directly pertaining to my daughter it is involving her because I am trying to get my life in order and make a better life for her . I graduated in 2010 from High school and I went straight to College , I had a lot of health issues going on at the time and honestly I wasn't as serious as I should have been I ended up losing my financial aid , I tried to appeal in 2012 right before having my daughter and they denied my appeal . Upon talking to the department of financial aid I was informed that because I lost my financial aid all of the possible government assistance that helps women or young women further their education was put on hold basically stating that I will not going to be able to use any of the resources because of me losing my financial aid , they told me either I have to pay for classes (which I don't have the money that's why I had financial aid to begin with ) or they told me to find an organization that will privately fund me . I've searched the internet up and down but have yet to find anyone to do so . Does any body know of any private organizations that helps mothers get back in school ? I am married not a single parent . Please help me because I would really like to further my education and have a great life .

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Linda - posted on 04/29/2013

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One idea you could try is to get some books, study on your own, and take the CLEP test...which costs less than $100. If you got a few of these tests done, it could save a lot of money on school. It would also show the college, if you reapplied later, that you were serious about your education. I have heard of home schoolers who have CLEPed out of so many classes, they have their Bachelor's Degree at age 18!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/27/2013

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Yeah I know. But a lot of programs are offered through places like wic. OR they can TELL you about government agencies that CAN help you. Otherwise, google is right at your finger tips. Look into pell grants, or something like that.

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Candi - posted on 04/30/2013

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Thank you Linda . I'm only twenty but I seriously want a better life for my child . (she's my only child).

Candi - posted on 04/29/2013

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I was also told that I can't get a pell grant or anything some one has to privately fund me .

Candi - posted on 04/27/2013

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Not that type of government assistance by gov't assistance I mean scholarships or funds given by the gov't to help moms go back to school , I was told by the financial office board that I can reapply for financial aid in a couple of years , I don't want to wait that long .

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/27/2013

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Other wise I don't know, and you can always try to apply for financial aid again, or have someone (like a parent) co-sign for you.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/27/2013

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I would contact your direct government agencies like WIC. There are a lot of programs that they can direct you to. The people there my know how to help you especially if you are already getting government help.

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