Most likely you are considering returning to school in the New Year but one major thing is holding you back. How much is it going to cost? I know that for me, I would love to return to school but can my wallet truly survive such a transition? At the time when I was a college mom I only had 1 child. Now that I have three the idea seems far fetched. Fortunately moms, financial aid is available for us to achieve our goals this New Year.

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The Ratitan Valley Community College (RVCC) will begin offering a new online degree program in health information technology beginning next year, reports The Messenger-Gazette. College officials told the news source that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been authorized to give $16 million in grants to community colleges in order to educate… Read More


A new online journalism course will be available from the Poynter Institute as a result of a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Poynter Institute received a $50,000 grant to design a foundational journalism course that will satisfy graduation requirements for various degree programs. The 16-week course is slated to begin next fall… Read More


Many grants from the federal government and philanthropic foundations are being offered to schools to help design online programs for students. Universities have used the funding to upgrade technology, offer new online degree programs and hire more faculty to teach web-based courses to help institutions graduate more students. Earlier this month, the Gates Foundation introduced… Read More


Chances are, if you’ve spent a significant amount of time online, you’ve encountered shady advertisements from websites claiming that financial aid can solve all of your money worries overnight. Although financial aid can be a wonderful tool for degree-seekers, it is important to also be aware of the myths of financial aid. Before you make… Read More


New York’s Governor David Paterson has proposed legislation that would eliminate the charter-school cap and allow swifter takeovers of failing schools. Plus, these along with other measures would boost New York’s chances of getting around $700 million in federal funds for education. These actions are being taken in order to try and beat the deadline… Read More


Today, more and more students are recognizing the value of a college education. In 2002, 80% of tenth graders expressed a desire to go to college, but unfortunately only a fraction of those ended up going onto college and earning degrees. One of the problems that many college students face is money. They don’t have… Read More


Governor Schwarzenegger has proposed a plan eliminating Cal Grants for freshmen and canceling increases promised to other students. By wiping out these grants, young graduates will face difficult choices, such as not pursuing a higher education, being forced to work more, living at home, asking their families for help, or going deeper into debt.Many states are cutting back on their grants but California’s plan will eventually cancel all student aid by first phasing out freshmen grants, and prevent existing rewards from increasing.
By wiping out these grants, young graduates will face difficult choices, such as not pursuing a higher education, being forced to work more, living at home, asking their families for help, or going deeper into debt. … Read More