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Affording college tips for upper middle class

Affording college tips for upper middle class

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When researching money for college, most parents start to realize the undeniable truth: money is only given to low income families and the lower middle class. That's about it. The upper class, the wealthy, don't need the financial assistance. So what happens to those people in between? Unfortunately, upper middle class families fall through the cracks, and the result is they are not able to afford college for their children. Providing Income Tax Information for Student College Financial Aid Here is the Catch-22 that the upper middle class is caught in. The parent or parents have saved for college since the child's birth, contributing to 529 accounts or general savings accounts. Even though they saved well, parents could not predict the astronomical rise in cost for a college e...
Should you homeschool high school

Should you homeschool high school

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Why do many people quit homeschooling at the senior high school level? Teaching high school courses may seem difficult, students want to be involved in sports, parents fear homeschoolers will sacrifice social activities, or parents develop homeschool burnout and no longer wish to continue. Here are some tips for making it through homeschooling high school and reasons why it can be very rewarding. Concern: Homeschooling High School Courses is Hard Encouragement and Ideas: Some resources to help with hard high school subject areas are: purchased curriculum (including teacher edition), online courses, tutors, trading teaching time with other parents, YouTube or other online platform lessons, and community classes. One excellent way to teach a subject is for the homeschool adult t...
How to get Benjy Grinberg and other scholarships

How to get Benjy Grinberg and other scholarships

Career
High school students and their parents are always looking for ways to cut the cost of college tuition. One of the easiest ways to receive free money is to obtain a scholarship such as a Benjy Grinberg scholarship; however, students must do the necessary research and planning to apply for a scholarship. Types of Scholarships Generally, there are two types of scholarships: need-based and talent or merit-based. The first, need-based, are scholarships that are provided to students who demonstrate financial need to attend college. Most colleges have a set amount of scholarship money reserved for students in need. Distribution of this money is dependent on the Estimated Family Contribution established by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Talent or merit-based s...
Tips to making most of studying abroad

Tips to making most of studying abroad

Career
Studying abroad is a wonderful experience that gives college students the opportunity to meet new people, travel to exciting destinations, and pick up or improve foreign language skills. Here are a few ways to make the most of studying abroad and have as memorable an experience as possible! Making Friends: Pick Up an Activity or Sport President of the Theater Club? Intramural referee? Active in community service? When studying abroad, take an activity of interest from home and find an opportunity to pursue it in the foreign country. It's a great way to meet new people. Alternatively, take advantage of being away from the normal hectic schedule (no soccer practice every day, no campus job, and no student activities meetings while abroad), and use that time to participate in a new acti...
Challenges and resources at colleges and universities

Challenges and resources at colleges and universities

Career
A first generation college student is a student who is the first person in his or her family to attend a college or a university. Sometimes the term is used to refer to students who are the first in their family to complete college, or to become a first generation college graduate. First generation college students have quite a bit to be proud of. However, they also face challenges that are different than students who come from families where a college expectation is considered the norm. At many schools, these students are considered to be at high risk for academic failure or for attrition (another word for "dropping out.") Here are some of the challenges encountered by many first generation college students, and some of the resources these students can seek out to make their jou...
Tips to finding help for college financial aid

Tips to finding help for college financial aid

Career, Finance
Accessing financial assistance for college can be trying and even so for families going through the process for the first time. A national program was created first by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association to assist students and families with financial aid assistance. As time passed more and more state associations have joined the movement to provide on-site, professional guidance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). How College Goal Sunday Works College Goal Sunday program varies state to state. Every state has an association for financial aid counselors, usually called association for financial aid administrators. The associations set up an on-site workshop for families for free. At the workshop families access the FAFSA form and learn how to co...