Going back to college... (New Post)

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    Apr 09, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
    So I'm going back to college, filled out my Fafsa and now I need to know the best steps forward.

    Does anyone know of good resources for getting money for college? Are there any Gay/Bi grants/scholarships that I would be eligible for?
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    Apr 09, 2011 6:32 PM GMT
    Funds scholarships for residents of Michigan or students attending accredited colleges or universities in Michigan who have demonstrated scholastic achievement or promise, financial need, and desirable qualities of character and leadership, with preference given to GLBT students.

    http://www.theforumfoundation.org/scholarshipapp.htm
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    Be quick because the deadline is April 30, 2011.

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    Apr 09, 2011 6:37 PM GMT
    Nice! I am most certainly doing this asap! icon_biggrin.gif!
    Thank you very much! This is appreciated. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 09, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    FAFSA usually throws you into the pool for a variety of scholarships linked to your school in addition to Federal funding. It used to be you had to separately apply to a lot of these external sources of college money but they made it so you wouldn't have to do that. You'll still need to separately apply to most other merit based and competitive funding sources, though.
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    Apr 09, 2011 9:29 PM GMT
    Next step would be apply. That was my least favorite part of the whole process. $30-$100 just for an application fee! So I limited my applications, thank fully I got the school I wanted. It was a great decision for me to go back, I hope you feel the same when you do icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 09, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidFAFSA usually throws you into the pool for a variety of scholarships linked to your school in addition to Federal funding. It used to be you had to separately apply to a lot of these external sources of college money but they made it so you wouldn't have to do that. You'll still need to separately apply to most other merit based and competitive funding sources, though.

    Unfortunately they don't, and this is why...

    I'm technically Homeless based upon the application and haven't ever received anything from my parents. So I'm put into the classification that I must speak with a Financial Aid officer in other to estimate my EFC (estimated family credit). So those things aren't offered to me until I'm about 24 where they no longer count any sort of parental involvement.

    I am doing the ones outside of the schools and such. On Monday I'm venturing to my home schools and getting the app fee's waived because I can't afford to pay 30+ to "apply" to schools when I make less than 4,000 a year and pay for all of my own stuff.
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    Apr 09, 2011 10:04 PM GMT
    TrevorMark saidDoes anyone know of good resources for getting money for college?
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    May 25, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidFunds scholarships for residents of Michigan or students attending accredited colleges or universities in Michigan who have demonstrated scholastic achievement or promise, financial need, and desirable qualities of character and leadership, with preference given to GLBT students.

    http://www.theforumfoundation.org/scholarshipapp.htm
    forumfoundation@aol.com
    586.573.9932
    The Forum Foundation
    PO Box 3073
    Centerline, MI 48015




    Be quick because the deadline is April 30, 2011.



    I won this Scholarship, by the way... to all who care and wish for me to find a way back.

    I'm extremely thankful and appreciative in this moment. I ran around the house working a massive sweat up, screaming and no one was home. I'm now going to visit a friend at work to reveal my good fortune!

    Thank you so much Iceblink and to everyone else who gave me tips, sent messages and such. I can't even find the words to show my gratitude.
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    May 25, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    Congrats TM!

    good luck in college
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    May 25, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    I really am so glad for you. Although it is certainly not impossible to succeed without an education, having one does help. I know you are going to do very well at college. Congratulations!
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    May 25, 2011 3:11 AM GMT
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    May 25, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    Go Trev! There are also work-study programs. Do you qualify for a minority? There are a ton of those scholarship too. TA is also good.

    Alternatively, you can always take pictures of hot guys in the college locker room and sell the contents online for a profit. Isn't photography your passion? icon_lol.gif jk

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    May 25, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    Good for you, and all the best!
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    May 25, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    Congrats to you for going to college, there are numerous grants available, will email you info I can get from some students at my college and what has been emailed to me.