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#58 - 11/11/2001 20:19 PM Waiting to Go Back to School...

I've been wanting to go back to school. The problem? Money! I'm currently laid off from my job and am waiting for the gov't to decide to send help for people who have lost their jobs. I wanted to enroll in December, but will probably have to wait till spring. The question is what kind of grants/aid should I be looking for, and I've heard a lot about contacting schools and getting their courses over the internet, where you buy the book and take the test and get credits for the class. Could I do this? How? Who do I contact? This would give me a jump start and maybe save me money.

#59 - 11/14/2001 23:42 PM Re: Waiting to Go Back to School...
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