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#782520 --- 04/02/08 06:14 AM COLLEGE & Financial Aid
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I filled out FASA on line, and TAP, and have been awarded $ for tuition assistance. (that in itself wasn't too bad really) BUT, I just got a letter that said we are eligible for a PELL grant. I have exhausted myself in linking to death to find how to do it on line. It states that I can transfer my FASA info to the PELL grant, but 2 hours later, no luck. Is this a form I have to get in the guidance office, college admissions?? Just keep doing circles here. Anyone going through this process?
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#782527 --- 04/02/08 06:33 AM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: Schickadee]
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Definitely check with your college admissions office. The nice thing about PELL is that it is a GRANT and not a LOAN so go for all the "free" money you can.
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#784313 --- 04/04/08 04:36 PM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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Well, I have become an expert on this process, should anyone want to learn from my experiences I would be more than willing to help. Really, it hasn't been too bad, but persistence and lots of reading has helped in getting many available resources.
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#785935 --- 04/08/08 06:02 PM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: Schickadee]
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My son's award letter gave his Pell grant amount right in it. It was based on information from th FAFSA, no separate application for Pell.Maybe this will help... pell info
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#785987 --- 04/08/08 07:41 PM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: heymom]
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TAP (NY State grant) and PELL (Federal grant) are both determined off of the FAFSA (although if you do it on-line you have to go to the state site and fill out separate paperwork). Once that is filled out there is nothing else to do but wait and see if either agency or the school send you any additional paperwork. I have two degrees and graduate with a BA in Dec so I'm pretty much a pro at financial aid stuff by now. Let me know if you have any other Q's.
Make sure you ask your college if they have any additional scholarships or grants you can apply for.
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#787643 --- 04/11/08 11:01 PM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: goingcrazyinny]
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#787756 --- 04/12/08 08:47 AM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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I can remember my mom filling out papers for TAP and Pell grants. I also received a Regents Diploma but back then, they were just starting to reduce the amount given to students. I stayed in NYS and attened a college (nursing school) that after you graduate, you work for let's say a hospital and they (the hospital)pay for any monies that the grants didn't cover. Needless to say I worked for 4 months at Clifton Springs Hosp. and never saw any kind of bill. I basically received a free education. I have no student loans either (unlike my hubby who attended college in VA)I have an A. A. S. degree in Nursing (RN). Too bad I couldn't pass the state boards. Oh well. I'm happy doing what I do now-being a stay-at-home mom!


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#787805 --- 04/12/08 10:33 AM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: almostrelieved]
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of course you are happy, the lesuire life at home
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#787936 --- 04/12/08 05:33 PM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: Schickadee]
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For one thing, it's FAFSA. Call the college financial aid office and they will help you.

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#788031 --- 04/13/08 02:09 AM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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Leisure life? Do you have any children Lusi? Oh wait-you're a guy so you have absolutely NO idea of what I'm talking about do you?

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#788050 --- 04/13/08 05:05 AM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: almostrelieved]
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I have been a stay at home Mom for 4 years now. I also now,for the past year work from home. It's not that much a life of leisure..sure I don't have to get up to get ready to leave the house for work..waste gas money..start the car in the freezing cold..have someone to answer to..thats the beauty of it all..what I do all day from 6am to midnight is cook..change diapers..make bottles...read..play...clean...color..sing...break up fights..cuddle...paperwork..and then on Sunday I get a day off!!
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#788122 --- 04/13/08 07:29 AM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: sparky's back]
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i have a PHD...public highschool diploma. ;\)
Seriously, anyone interested in the nursing program - can get a free education. There is so much grant money available - you just have to find the right resources.
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#788343 --- 04/13/08 03:16 PM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: Where's the love]
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Originally Posted By: Where's the love
i have a PHD...public highschool diploma. ;\)
Seriously, anyone interested in the nursing program - can get a free education. There is so much grant money available - you just have to find the right resources.



Would I be able to wear a doctors jacket and do rounds at night?
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#788344 --- 04/13/08 03:17 PM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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and exams?
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#788402 --- 04/13/08 06:59 PM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: Where's the love]
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Originally Posted By: Where's the love
i have a PHD...public highschool diploma. ;\)
Seriously, anyone interested in the nursing program - can get a free education. There is so much grant money available - you just have to find the right resources.



Care to share some of those sources?
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#788575 --- 04/14/08 03:39 AM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: Yetta Nother]
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#788689 --- 04/14/08 08:14 AM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: sparky's back]
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Originally Posted By: sparky's back



I should have known you would get up at 4:30 to look that up for me. hehe.
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#788801 --- 04/14/08 11:47 AM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: Yetta Nother]
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Originally Posted By: Yetta Nother
Originally Posted By: sparky's back



I should have known you would get up at 4:30 to look that up for me. hehe.


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#789735 --- 04/16/08 03:19 AM Re: COLLEGE & Financial Aid [Re: almostrelieved]
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"I also received a Regents Diploma but back then, they were just starting to reduce the amount given to students."

Still a pretty good deal. Back in my day, we had to receive a Regents scholarship to get money.
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