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#1005 - 03/22/2006 16:22 PM Getting Started
Sasha1 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/22/2006
Loc: Philadelphia
I am loving this website I have learned so much
the question that I have is one I have so many goals I should of went to college after graduating from HS I feel like such a failure at times because I am in a dead in job and I have advance as far as my education has gotten me I want to buy a house with my husband and go to school full time I am starting to hate my job and I am getting headaches I want to be free I want to know how do I finance my education if I go full time with out being a burden to my husband I have his support but I want to stand on my own two feet any advice would be helpful Sasha1

#1006 - 03/23/2006 08:18 AM Re: Getting Started

Welcome. I commend you on your decision. This is the time to do it. I donít think you will regret it. If I were in your position and I did not have any college credits I think I would be looking for a college but I would also focus on CLEP tests to get ahead on my basics. With CLEPS you can do a little at a time. Study for a test for a month and then take it. Tests cost 50 for the clep and any additional cost from the institution, usually 20-30 additional. A CLEP can give 3-12 credits per test.

You must fill out a FAFSA Once you do you will get a number that is called your (EFC) Estimated Family Contribution. This is what the financial aid department at your school will work with. You might be surprised how much assistance you might receive.

Good luck,


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