Grants for Low Income Students

Even though filling out all the paperwork and hunting for a solution to financial problems may seem like such a hassle, college has come a long way from its traditional methods. In the beginning, only those who could afford to shell out a large sum of pocket money were admitted.

After education became a more prominent piece in the puzzle of prosperity, loans and grants entered into existence. Unfortunately, there was this ignored middle gap.

Students were either rich enough to settle into the first category, or they were so poor their families could barely keep food on the table which made them eligible for the grants. The ignored group was the low income families that weren’t considered in poverty or a minority.

What is a Grant?

As simple of a concept as it is, many students ignore them and the possibility of obtaining them. At its core, grants are free money. College grants offer free money for tuition, books, housing, and more that does not need to be repaid like a loan. Even better, grants are easier to obtain than loans for many reasons.

The first is that they are based on income as opposed to credit score, which may inhibit the offer for a loan. The determining factor is income. If your income is considered low, not necessarily at the poverty level, you are qualified. However, your parent’s income is also taken into consideration, but do not let this be a discouragement.

Even if your parents have a substantial income, you may still qualify for federal grants if you can prove that paying your tuition would be a financial hardship for them. Finally, because grants do not need to be repaid, a cosigner is not needed. This is ideal for students that do not have parents or guardians with stable credit.

Federal Grants

The most common federally funded sources of money are the Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants. The federal grant program was designed to promote accessibility to postsecondary education for low income students.

The amount of money awarded to the student is dependent on the individual’s financial need and calculated through a formula designed by the U.S. Department of Education. The main factors are:

  • The student’s expected family contribution
  • Cost of attendance at their school
  • Whether the student is full-time or part-time
  • Whether the student attends for the entire academic year or a single semester

While most education institutions participate in the federal grant program, double check with your school before committing to it if tuition is a determining factor.

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your ticket to federal grants. It is managed by the Office of Federal Student Aid, which is a part of the Department of Higher Education, and it disburses approximately $80 billion in financial aid to about 14 million applicants per year.

Filing a FAFSA application takes only an hour to fill out if you have the necessary documents before you begin, and it can all be done online. Information is needed from five separate categories: Information about the student, student’s dependency status, student’s parents, and student’s finances, and a list of the schools the results of the FAFSA should be sent to. Make sure you have:

  • Your most recent tax return
  • Your parent’s most recent tax return
  • Current bank statements
  • Current investment records
  • Records of any untaxed income
  • Driver’s license
  • Social security number
  • Alien registration or permanent resident card

After filing a FAFSA, the student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) and the designated school will receive an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). Also, nearly all educational institutions also use the FAFSA to determine eligibility for their school’s individual financial aid awards.

Improve Your Chances

Many low income students need more than the federal grants can offer. This is when it becomes necessary to look for other options such as the minority grants and those offered by private organizations and companies. To improve your chances of being qualified, there are several tips to consider.

Fill Out Multiple Applications

Do not put all your eggs in one basket, so to speak. For as many low income grants that will accept you, just as many will reject you. Filling out several applications will increase your odds of getting accepted. Make it a goal to fill out as many low income grant forms as possible.

Be Honest

Make sure you are honest on every application. When a program is freely giving a substantial amount of money, chances are that much of the information you provide will be double checked. If they uncover even a single lie, albeit small, it is likely that they will automatically disqualify your application even if you may have qualified otherwise.

References

Find three or four references that are dependable and in a position of authority if possible. Teachers, volunteer organizers, pastors, and work managers are ideal candidates. Grant programs want their money to go to someone deserving but do not have ample time to get to know much about you. References can make the difference between otherwise identical applications.

Also, the fact that you have a volunteer organizer or something similar solidifies the idea that you are active outside of academics which is another selling point when trying to win a low income grant. If you are not already involved in an activity that demonstrates commitment and drive, now is the time to start.

Don’t Wait

Do not wait until last minute to start your research and applications. Beginning your junior year of high school, compile all the low income grants you even mildly qualify for. Make notes of the deadlines to apply. When it comes time to apply, keep a record of the grants to avoid confusion.

Watch the Money

When you are applying for grants, be careful not to have too much money sitting in your bank account. Those reviewing your application will likely mistake that the money you have saved up for months to pay for books or rent is the indicator of a high paying job. Removing the money from your account is not lying as long as you have honestly revealed you income and financial situations.

State Level Grants

Many states offer grants and financial aid programs to further the development and growth of colleges within their boundaries. In most cases, states provide grants for low income, minority, or students pursing an education in a field that is high in demand. Inquire at the institution you plan to attend; visiting the financial aid department will likely provide information regarding the state level grants they accept.

Minority Low Income Grants

Students that are Hispanic, African American, Native American, Asian, and more often qualify for low income grants offered specifically to minorities. Looking deep enough can even uncover grants for majority students if you are a certain percent Polish, German, Irish, etc. If your school needs to meet a quota for ethnicity, this will work to a minority’s great advantage. Just be prepared to have proof of your heritage.

Private Organizations and Companies

Unlike the FAFSA, there is no widespread application to receive grants from private organizations and companies, but by dedicating time to research, you can find many that suit your individual pursuits. For example, students entering college in the medical field can find grants specifically for nurses.

Other grants focus less on academics and more on situations. One example is Coca Cola who offers grants to students with the honor of being the first in their families to attend college or come from a disadvantaged background.

Be Careful

As sad as it is, there are many scams floating around the internet. Too many students have become victims of stolen identity due to a website that promised grants for low income students.

The eager soon-to-be student than releases every bit of information necessary for the scam artist on the other side to ruin his credit. Make sure that you research each grant before offering out any vital information.

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169 Comments on “Grants for Low Income Students”

  1. danielle foor Says:

    I am looking to get a grant for college. And being how i live in a low-income household with one parent working and myself but i only work part-time, and there are 6 people living in my house. I would really appreciate it if you could help me somehow.
    Thank you.
    443-639-2574

  2. Chiquita Says:

    I really want to go to college but I have a bill at another college and they won’t release my transcript to me until I pay it off. I just wanted to know if there were any assisstance out there that could help me.email me cmurphy912@yahoo.com

  3. lindsey conrady Says:

    I have been excepted to capital universaty and and need help with the rest of my room and board and tuition needs. i have not worked to get a loan on my own and i am unable to get a co signer. I would love to be able to fullfill the dream i have of becoming a nurse/

  4. Jamie Gilcrest Says:

    Hi,

    My name is Jamie Gilcrest.

    I am a single parent with a minimum wage job and I am looking for a grant for my son to attend college.

    Please call or email me with any suggestions you may have 805-415-7547.

    Thank you.

  5. Terrika Says:

    I am looking for a way to pay for college when I graduate. Grants or scholarships will definetly help me. I want to go to college to become a PH.D
    If you contact me at witcherterrika@yahoo.com or 469-524-9023

  6. Monica Wetzler Says:

    I am a part-time working student and am looking for a grant to help me attend Illinois State University. My parents have average income but we are not able to afford such a wonderful school. It has been my dream to attend there and with such a rough economy there’s no way we will be able to afford such a wonderful school. I hope you will be able to help me.
    Thank You,
    Monica

  7. A. M. Harvey Says:

    I am a sophomore at Dillard University this year. I was recently informed that I have no/am not eligible for federal aid and I must take out a private loan for school. Every loan that I have applied for, I have been denied. I have no credit, and I do not have a cosigner. My mother has no job and my father passed away. I really need to get back into school. Do I have any other options?

  8. Brenda Edwards Says:

    Hi, i am a single parent looking for money for my daughter to go to college.I am on disablity and do not have enough money for books and tuition, i greatly appreciate the help. She is going to school for Phyical Therapy.Thank You Vrey Much

  9. Jason Brown Says:

    I can tell anyone who may read this post, Mrs. Conrads post is a big reason why people dont want to offer grants or assistance. Grammar and spelling are required to present yourself in an educated fashion. If you have been “accepted” to a college or “university” it would help for you to be able to at least spell properly. If you dont hold yourself to a higher standerd, no one else will either. I can appreciate your wanting to be a nurse as I am a paramedic. But… that being said if you dont spell and use correct puncuation your never going to get anywhere in life or nursing because you wont be taken seriously. Good luck to all.

  10. Kenya Says:

    I’m trying to find a way to pay for college now.. I don’t want to get kicked out of school just because I can’t afford it.. Somebody please help me.. I really don’t know what else to do..
    Thanks..

  11. Darius Burney Says:

    I have been to college and allowed myself to get caught up in the excitement. I am looking for an opportunity at redemption. I know there is no excuse for my performance and I understand that many foundations will not give me a chance. I only desire to prove myself worthy of that opportunity. If there are any foundations that may give me a chance, be it through testing or any means please contact me at jacquise5.db@gmail.com or call at (704) 658-7300

  12. Faith Garner Says:

    I need extra grant money to help me with living expenses while I am in school.

  13. taylor Says:

    I am trying to attend nursing school I really need a grant or scholarship. If you can help me email me please.

  14. Amber Biernacki Says:

    Hi, I recentley started college with my husband. we are tired of working part time jobs so we are doing our best to earn our degrees. We hardly make enough combined to even get by let alone pay for gas and books. we would appreciate anything that can help us out. especially for gas because our school is about a hours drive from where we live and i drive a suburban. Thank you.

  15. Skyler Says:

    I am a Freshman at the U of A and receive FASFA; however I am falling short 3000.00 and I don’t qualify for any loans.
    I have no credit, and I do not have a cosigner. My mother is a single mom going to school herself and my father has bad credit and is not in the picture. I don’t want to get kicked out of school. Do I have any other options?

  16. Aliceson Says:

    Hi,
    I am currently seekking help in paying for my education, both are my parents are disabled, and I have no credit. I have applied for FASFA. I really do need help I am making minimum wage and I was wondering what other options do I have.

  17. marshecia Says:

    I am now searching for help towards paying for an good education, i could use all the help i can receive i have neither mother nor father in my life.Mgrandmotheris doing the best she can by taking care of her three grandchildern. i know for a fact she will not have the funds for me to attend college. I havepplied for FASFA, and other grants all i can do now is pray that they all come through

  18. Kristy Says:

    I am currently seeking help with a college grant I am a single mother and of american indian heritage and never had the oppurtunity to apply for college because I never knew how to go about applying or had the funds to apply please help im in desperate need to give my son the future I never had thanks my email is klongwolf@yahoo.com

  19. felicia Says:

    I am curently working as a certifed nursing assisant and im a hard working women.I’m 23 and its very hard for me to get any assisants with school because i dont have any children and they still having me under my mom house hold.I have been taking care of my self since i was 16 so school is keep me motivated to do the right thing. This well hell me alot on trying to reach my dreams on working in the criminal field because i know how it is on the streets thank you for letting me express my self feliciabrown21@yahoo.com

  20. Joshua Pontious Says:

    Hi,

    My Name is Josh and I have currently gone back to College and am going full time, my wife is looking at starting this winter. We are currently getting Finacial Aid but need a little more help in accomplishing our goals. We are looking for grants that may be able to help us to do this. Any information that could be given to us to help us further our dreams would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Joshua Pontious

  21. Katherine Martinez Says:

    Hello, my name is Katherine Martinez. I am a current undergraduate student at Bergen Community College. I am majoring in Criminal Justice (CRJ) and minoring in Psychology (PSY). I need further assistance with my tuition fees for my college expenses and am also needing more assistance for when I transfer to John Jay College of Criminal Justice/The City University of New York. I’d gladly appreciate a scholarship or recommendations for what scholarships to apply and how.

  22. Mary Sutton Says:

    Hello, I am a 20 year old mom of a 3 month old baby with no job. I go to Anthem College to be a medical assistant to later become a RN. I am presuing this field because my mom if fighting Leukemia for 7 years and i want to be a part of helping people. I would like to know what kinds of grants and scholarships I can apply for. I am a former foster child also. Thank you. :)

  23. Leeza Ballew Says:

    Hello, my name is Leeza Ballew. I Live is a small town, with my small family, and with our small jobs that just barely get us by. My dreams exceed the perimeters of this small place. The rage to succeed only fuels my fire for a good college education. Please don’t put my fire out, it’s really all I got…

  24. Jeremiah Lewis Says:

    hello, my name is jeremiah lewis and i am curenttly stil enrolled in high school but seeing that this is my senior year i am starting to look for grants and other ways to help me pay for my college. I am wanting to go to culinary arts school and major but yeah i still dont know what im going to do if anybody knows anything that can help plz contact me at jeremiahlewis120792@yahoo.com

  25. Sarah Bark Says:

    Hi my name is Sarah, I have been accepted to the University of Dubuque. I want to be a English teacher. But I don’t know if I’m going to get to go since I live with my grand parents,who live on social security and disability. I will be a first generation to go to college. I will graduate May 2012. But there’s no way my grand parents can afford to send me to college so if I don’t get grants and scholoships I’m not going to be able to go. My grandma is so proud of me that I have been accepted at DU but I’m afraid it’s only going to be a drean. I do work part time at our public libary but that’s not going to be enough to send me to college. When my grand parents took us in seven years ago to keep us out of the system, we are abused kids. My grand parents had to re finance their home to build on bed rooms for me and my brother. So please if there is any way you can help me I would be greatfull.

  26. Nate Says:

    Hello everyone. I was wondering if there is any grants out there for disabled unemployed vets. I have signed up for the FAFSA and I am using my gi Bill that I paid into. But work is tough around here especially when you can barley bend over to tie your shoes. Any idea’s you have would be great. Thank you and enjoy your holidays.

    Nathan Clements
    nathanclements@mac.com

  27. Ayana Says:

    I am graduating in June from high school what are the grants are best for me Thank you.

  28. Rashelle Carr Says:

    Hello my name is Rashelle Carr..Im attending Western Ok state college in Altus oklahoma..Im 12 credits short from receiving my associates degree..Im need of financial assistance to finish this summer..Contact me at 580-475-2561 or email:Shell-21@live.com

  29. Tammy Says:

    Hello everyone! I grew up in a family with four children, one older sister, an older brother and a twin sister. In third grade my dad obtained a job that demanded his presents in Saudi Arabia allowing us to see him just twice a year. After all of the terrorist attacks his job was deemed to be unsafe and our family called him back home, bringing on a huge income loss. Since then my father has had three major hip replacements. One of which gave him a deadly staff infection leaving him dependent on an IV for 3 months and many hospital stays, preventing him from being hired at any work place. As of now, our house is running soling on my father’s social security and mother’s income who is only able to work three days a week due to old age and arthritis. These past few years have been financially hard for my family, still paying off my older sibling’s student loans. My parents should be retiring but they are now in the process of filing bankruptcy and losing our home. As a result, my parent’s don’t qualify for any parent loans making it almost impossible to find money for my soon to be $130,000 dental hygiene bill. Likewise, as a young college scholar with little credit I do not qualify for many student loans either. Even with financial aid, the financial burden is still abundant to what we can afford. Without any scholarships, my dental hygiene pursuits cannot be completed at USC. My email is tammybrokaw@hotmail.com if you know of any scholarships that could help!

  30. Natalie Hoffman Says:

    im currently unemployed, single mother and currently in college, i have fasfa but with the price of books and classes i can afford things.

  31. Ime Ekpo Says:

    I have been struggling for a year looking for a way to pay off my balance at my previous and only university, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore. They are holding my transcripts and I am unable to attend any other legit school in my home state of New York City. I am an independent and lack parental support, so I am not able to find a cosigner for any loans. Is there any way I can negotiate or any grants and loans I may qualify for on my own? Please if anyone has a possible solution, email me at ImeEkpo91@gmail.com

  32. Michael Easton Says:

    Hey I am a first generation college student in my house hold, my mother is unemployed and has been unemployed since september 11th. She has received injuries that kept her from employment meaning she cannot help me out in college and also I am unemployed . My mother was my only source of financial aid and my college cost is creating a toll on us and I really want to finish college. Without any help I cannot attend my second semester of my freshman year, and I have been denied recently by private loans. my email is m.easton93@gmail.com

  33. Ashlee Ann Says:

    I am looking for a way or how to apply for low income grant for college,
    No one in my house hold works And I just lost my Job and can’t afford too
    Pay for school if anyone knows how too apply for this grant
    Please let me know thanks (;
    Ashley. Anderson161@yahoo.com

  34. Senica Daychild Says:

    Hi.. My name is Senica Daychild. I’am currently a student at an community colege and am having problems with my financial aid and books. I have no income and can’t apply ofr student loans. I desperately need some advice for the right grants or loans. I have children(5) and my husband is in college to at Wyo Tech. I just need some help trying to get the money for my college fees. please help!!

  35. Omara Says:

    I am looking to get a grant for college. And being how i live in a low-income household with one parent working and no current jobs available to me, I need financial help so I can continue my education at the Art Institute of Atlanta

  36. Julie Hawkins Says:

    Hi, I am a 39yr old female and after 20 of no schooling i am wanting to go back for communication . i am on Disability . Is there any grants that can help pay for the classes .. est price 30,000 ….. help please email me dixie_brat1973@yahoo.com

  37. montrell hale Says:

    i am looking for a college grant to apply for this fall semester. i am currently in debt with fasfa so i was wondering is there any other options to still go to school other than going through fasfa. if anyone has any knowledge about it email me at trell19832002@yahoo.com

  38. abigael jepkogei Says:

    Hi
    am Abigael am a needy girl who wants to go to college but have no money am a orphan ‘i have try to get some help from bursaries but i cant please help am suffering i have two sisters in secondary school and i cant afford all
    call my number 0701000512 or email abysisey@yahoo.com

  39. Ebony Kirven Says:

    Hi I was looking to apply for a grant or a low income loan so that I can pay for cosmetology school. This is a passion of mine and I want to take it farther then where it is right now so that I can help out my community.So please email me ebonykirven@yahoo.com

  40. Justin Edwards Says:

    Hi my name is justin edwards Im a 19 year old young man on my own working hard to pay bill and provide for my self with no help im tryin to go back to school so I can have a great life

  41. Asia Williams Says:

    Hi my name is Asia Williams. I am in need of financial assistance. taking of my dad who had a heart attack, still staying in college life is hard, but . I REALLY NEED this scholarship, this will help me tremendously! Please contact me by email asia_bizlife@yahoo.com

  42. Amanda Shepherd Says:

    Hello,
    my name is Amanda, I am a 23 year old, newly single mother. I am a survivor of Domestic Violence, and currently homeless. I am enrolled to go back to school in the fall and I am looking for grants that will help me cover some of my living expenses in addition to tuition costs. I have been doing a lot of searches for grants and I feel like I am chasing my tail. Any help you might give me would be greatly appreciated.
    Sincerely,
    Amanda Shepherd
    acshepherd88@yahoo.com

  43. Laura Anderson Says:

    My name is Laura Anderson. I am 20yrs old and am married with no children. My husband and I recently moved back to my hometown from Portland, Oregon and both of us are living with my parents and are un-employed. Ive wanted to go to college to become a Veterinary Tech since I was little, but there is no way that we will be able to afford it in our position. I wanted to see if there were any grants that would make it possible for me to go to college. I would be the first person in my entire family to go to college and really appreciate any help!

  44. Ivan Mpaluko Says:

    Dear sir/madam

    I just wanted to apply this grant funding so that i could pay to a USA home study school called ” Penn Foster College in USA.

    So here is my postal address you can use when sending the grants:

    Ivan mpaluko

    Deloitte& Touche
    P.O. Box 30364
    Lilongwe3
    Malawi
    Africa.

    Your Faithfully

    Ivan Mpaluko

  45. angelica thomas Says:

    hi, i am a 22 years old and im in my first year of college i live in a low income appartment with no job i really need money to pay for things for school and help with my liveing expences i want to become a x-ray tech and i live in florida please help.

  46. Holly Says:

    To Whom it May Concern;

    I’ve always wanted to attend the University of Oregon. My parent’s income is too low for me to attend any college at all. It would be so much appriciated!

  47. Armand Nance Says:

    I’m a senior this year graduating from a overpopulated high school in Houston, TX. I’ve been accepted to Boise State University and wish to further my education in business and photography. My mother is on disability and unable to pay my travel expenses. I would really appreciate any assistance I receive from you.

  48. Linh Says:

    I’m 20 years old and living with my dad and step mom in a section 8 housing complex. I’m currently looking into attending online classes at the University of Phoenix, in order to help my family. If there is anyone who could help me with information to assist in paying for college, please contact me. Linh.Thii14@gmail.com

  49. jenna Says:

    hi my name is Jenna my mom is a single mother im staying with her i got into a bad relationship dropped out of school became deeply involved in drugs i was going no were with my life expect down by the grace of god my life is now changed around I’ve got my g.e.d got off drugs and go to a nice church i work at Hardees fast food want to go to ivy tech i need help with low income scholarships how well i pay for school,gas,bills,food if i work 2 or 3 days a week? its hard anyone no how i can get government help? im shure god well make away not for me but anyone who is needing help but anyone’s input will b appreciate email me (caleb978@yahoo.com)thank you god bless

  50. Treyvon Randall Says:

    Randalltreyvon@gamil.com (email that i can be reach at) Hey my name is Treyvon. I’m s high school student tharmt live on his own. My parents put me out when i was in 11th grade. I’m just looking for some help with paying for college. I have no clue how I’m going to pay for it because I’m struggling to make ends meet now. Any help is appreciate i

  51. Rashawnda Smith Says:

    I am Rashawnda Smith,
    I need a grant my dad is the only one working i work part time i do not get much money for working i work 3days a week i have no money after i help pay bills n i want to go to college to better my self i am the oldst out of five kids i really need this grant please contact me at
    720 2885663

  52. bathsheba Says:

    Hi i am a student currently studying i the university of abuja and doing my ACCA at the same time am a low income earner and will love to apply for grant here is my no 07051283249

  53. maggie Says:

    hello my name maggie i am a single woman working a part time interested of becoming ultrasound tech but unfortunately school is very expensive i have no help am already paying car notes plus my insurance i cannot afford any extra bills but would love to attend school anything would help please

  54. Therese Gerdon Mazurowski Says:

    I am desperately seeking funds to help my daughter stay in school at James Madison University. My husband is unemployed. I am cleaning houses, assisting elderly swimmers and part time with real estate company. I can not continue to help my daughter if Iwe can’t get help from others. She is 3.0 undergraduate in the school of Hotel hospitality management. She also works, Chairs an event organization and walks to everything. We need help.
    THERESEGM@AOL.COM 240-429-0978.
    Respectfully
    Therese

  55. Michael Kauwe Says:

    Aloha, My name is Michael Kauwe and I’m attending University of Phoenix online classes. I’m currently unemployed and is struggling in life when it comes to financial. The reason I’m struggling in financial is because of my dad health. He need to be assisted 24 hours and that is why I’m his caretaker. I’m trying to get my bachelor degree right now, but don’t have the money to cover up the left over that the financial aid could cover. Please feel free to contact me through email.

  56. Gina McGraner Says:

    To Whom it May Concern;

    I am a current graduate student taking online courses online for a Psy D in Clinical Psychology.

    I am in my residency year which the school requires it to be paid out of pocket.

    I have a past due balance with the school for the first time due to having to pay for the residency costs out of pocket.

    I am inquiring about applying for a grant to see if I am eligible to receive some money. The school is telling me that I have to pay $6900 towards my $8900 past due amt. before I can schedule for classes in a wk. or complete residency in June of 2012.

    Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

    I do not have good credit and unfortunately, have no co-signer available to apply for a loan to help.

    Thank you.

    I don’t know what to do.

  57. jeniffer Says:

    I’m jeniffer married from kenya but in Uganda after my studies in undergraduate still trying to fulfill my dream of doing masters.Please lets God touch you this Easter so that i may be able to go back to school or college.I graduated a year ago but i wanted to continue with masters but money is a problem please help and God would add for you.

  58. Ta'Yana Monet' Vinson Says:

    I am a 18 year old student getting ready to transfer in to college once i graduate high school and I am looking for Scholarships and Grants to help me pay for school I am from a single parent home and unfortunately my mother cant afford to send me to college. I am the first in my family to graduate High School on time and will be the first to go to college if I am able to pay for my education and that’s where the Scholarships and Grants will come in handy to help me pursue the career I am interested in… if you would like to be the helping hand to success you can contact me at chinadoll.tmv1993@gmail.com…. Please and thank you for your help it will be very much appreciated if you will invest in my future!

    Sincerely,
    Ta’Yana Monet’ Vinson

  59. Kelly Says:

    I am a single mother and currently attending college as a full time student. My son and I are having to live with my parents due to me becoming single after 22 yrs. of being with his father. I am having so much trouble trying to find a part-time job and start my life over again, but I won’t give up. I have no income and desperately need to move out of my parents house. I had to spend the last of my money ($1,000) on car repairs. We have 3 dogs that are now split up and they are living temporarily with different people. For my son’s sake I need a home so that he can have some stability back and so that he can have his dogs back with him again. I will be graduating in 2013 and plan on starting my career and hopefully going back in to college after graduation to further my education. I just want to make my son proud and give him a stable home before he leaves in 2014 for the Air Force.

  60. Austin Says:

    Hi. I’m a sophomore at Humboldt State and will be going into my 3rd year in the fall. For half of my life, I have been working at the same job, but it hasn’t been enough. My parents have been supporting me through college since I have no way of doing so. But in less than a month, my dad will be retiring from his pastoral job in Berkeley. This is devastating because my mom does not make any money. There will be no income from my parents. They have to rent out our house of 17 years (I have a lot of memories there and feel myself breaking because of this). Having no job, I am forced with two options. It is incredibly hard for me to make them while approaching exams at the end of the term. I either do what my parents don’t want me to do which is take out loans and debt all in the same or live back at home and live with family members while going to a community college. The one problem with this is that the Wildlife classes I need to take are at Humboldt. My heart yearns to return back to Humboldt or at least stay in the area and attend College of the Redwoods. I can’t do this without scholarships. Somebody please help me! I’m on the end of my rope and don’t know what to do.

    Grateful to anyone who reads this.
    Austin Collister

    Oh and you can contact me at Wolfmoosh@gmail.com

  61. Caitlyn callahan Says:

    I would love to go to college and make something of myself. I’m getting close to graduating highschool. I have a low income and work a part time job. I’ve lived and have been supporting myself since I was 17just years old my parents had never put money away for me to go to college so I’m trying to do it myself. I would love to get as much help as I can!

  62. Sarah Says:

    Hi, I really need help. I really want to go to the college of my dreams but I’m off $300. I can’t afford it but I don’t want to go to a community college. Please help me. I really want to go to this college. Please contact me at yshhstne325@gmail.com. Please and thank you. I will tell you more about why I can’t afford it – I’m desperate.

  63. Perla Rodriguez Says:

    Hi guys if somebody can help me to go to college will be wonderful, I really need to go to be somebody, to get my own stuff, to be a better person. But I don’t have the money, all college are to expensive and my mom is disable,that the only income we have.I’m really need about 20,000 to make my bachelor degree in science,I don’t want to go to a community college,I want to go to college and when I finish maybe make a militar carrer in the air force.I don’t want to depend in the future from welfare or the goverment, I want work and have my own stuff by myself.

  64. Allia Says:

    hello,i will really love to attend Indiana University Of Pennsylvania In the fall but i live in a low incoming house hold.i have most of my money for the fall semester of 2012 but im in so much need to have money for the IUP summer program. the program is not mandatory however if i do not complete the summer program i will not be able to have on campus hosuing my freshman year and ALL FRESHMAN must live on campus. now the program cost 4,045 dollars and i have received my award letter but it has loans on it and i do not want to take out any loans so can someone PLEASE contact me before the summer of July 9,2012 (thats when the summer program begins).
    Thank You,
    Allia Scott
    Allia.Scott@gmail.com

  65. Richard Says:

    I am looking to get a grant for college. I really need this, because of how i live in a low-income household with two parents, one working and myself; however I am unemployed, and there are 4 people living in my house. I would really appreciate it if you could help me somehow.

    Sincerely,
    Richard

  66. Jada l. Gaskins Says:

    Hello,
    I pray all is well, my name is jada. I come frome a low income home, and am currently attending college, my first year. My mother is a single mom, and only have one income coming in that barley, pay’s for her Billy’s at home, and is trying to pay for my college as well. On her income she can’t pay for me to finish college were I really won’t to be, would you all be able to keep me in college, I am the first in my family to attend college,
    All things are possible through our Lord.
    Thank you and may God bless you and your family
    Jada L. Gaskins

  67. robert g cooper Says:

    hello,
    i am trying to complete college i almost have my associates but cannot afford to keep going to school, and my parents have financial issues help me continue and pursue my dream of owning my own business

  68. Mary Russell Says:

    I’m a female of 55 yrs. of age who’s trying desperately to turn my life around through education. I so badly need a grant and quick so i can stay afloat to continue on my path of higher learning. Someday I can only hope at this point that i will be able to help others with their life struggles. I’m begging for help and desperately need information about Grants available to me. I also have a brain disorder which challenges me from time to time, but my disability will not stop me from achieveing my ultimate goal of a Master’s in Science specializing in Medical research.

  69. Candice Maggiora Says:

    Hi there, my name is Candice and I really want to get back into school to become a vet tech, but cannot afford it. I am finding it nearly impossible to find a better job than what I have now. Currently I am making about 50 dollars a week, definitely not enough to afford college. A grant would help me so much both short term and long term. Thank you for the consideration.

  70. Brandon Stocks Says:

    I am a single father with a minimum wage job who is attending school to get a better job. I need extra money for a computer and to help with bills. Please contact me with any useful information u may have.

  71. Jim Pineda Says:

    I am planning to go to collage for an advanced welding program (two year)….and it would be fantastic if there would be a way for you to help me find grant money to get my gear that i’m going to need, not to mention my living expences. I am about as low income as you can get. I’m currently collecting unemployment and that is running out soon, which is’nt much to beging with. I am also half Mexican & half Irish, so I must fall under some kind of grant program. If you could help me out that would be great!

  72. Cathy Cunningham Says:

    Hi. My name is Cathy. I am currently going to be a Senior in Nursing school. I am helping my daughter raise her twin sons that are both special needs. One has cerebral palsy and the other is severely autistic. I currently do not work , school and the children keep me very busy. I have used up all of my student loan money attending school and have found myself 13500 short of finishing my college education. I am a hard worker and family oriented, but not sure how I can possibly come up with the funds to finish.

  73. Sierra Clark Says:

    Hi my name is Sierra. Both of my parents have very low income and are considered as poor in the economy. Being only 17 years old its hard for me to find a job beacuse people want to hire someone who has expierience. Due to lack of money im scared i will not be able to fulfill my dream of getting a bachelor degree in nursing as i plan. I would greatly appriciate any help i could get so that i can further my self and give back to the community.

  74. Stephanie Proctor Says:

    Hi my name is Stephanie proctor. I’m a teacher assistant and full time college student. I cannot afford to pay 100% for my college At CSU-ci. It costs almost 4,000 each semester to be full time. There’s no way to pay it full before school starts which is required. I live on my own and theres another bills needs to be paid for. Your grant would help me to continue to be full time student and achieve higher GPA to be able to received more financial aid from csuci but this grant will help me to prove the university that I deserve financial aid from them and complete my bachelors in education liberal studies.

  75. Courtney Stocking Says:

    Hi, My name is Courtney Stocking. I am a full-time college student at Columbia College Chicago and I cant afford to go there anymore because my mother just got turned down for a loan that i really really need to attend this semester. She is a single mother in school also trying to make ends meet since my father doesn’t want to be in my life. I’m going to school to major in Musical Theater and i plan on being very successful at it if i can get a scholarship. Any little bit will help. Please help me and my mother out because she doesn’t even know if she can afford to go to school either.
    Please contact me at Courtney.Stocking7@gmail.com

  76. Andrew Says:

    I will be going to LSU Baton Rouge in the fall. My father who committed suicide when I was one served in vietnam in ’69-’71as a marine. He then served as a flight surgeon for the air force. My mother lost her job and makes almost nothing cutting hair. We were almost evicted this month. My older brother is in a coma in a nursing home here in Louisiana. I’m excited about school and have been working in the oil fields here in louisiana. Any grants we could apply for would help alot. I have many friends, am very active in drama and have kept a spiritual, positive attitude. Thanks.

  77. Orrion Brooks Says:

    ★Hello. My name is Orrion Brooks. I have my eye on Texas Wesleyan University. Unfortunately, I do don’t possess the funds to cover school. In my household are me and my eight siblings and also my three nieces, and my mother and stepfather there’s quite a few of us and my stepfather and I are trying so hard just to keep our home. We sometimes go days without water. If I could just get this one chance to make my family proud, and make my future brighter, I can help my whole family and my community as well. Thank you so much for allowing posts
    Please do feel free to contact me at my email orrion.Leo.Brooks@gmail.com

    Orrion B.

  78. Samantha Says:

    Hi, my name is Samantha Reynolds. I am a 22 year old full-time college student at Woodland Community College in Woodland, CA. My mom is a full time student, unemployed, my dad is disabled and is on SSI but doesn’t get very much. I need help paying for transportation (because I live in a town about 30 miles from the school) books, food. Please contact me at thats_just_me16@yahoo.com

  79. Candace Says:

    Hi, my name is Candace Conley. I am a full time student at Penn State Altoona, Pa. MY my has no job as of now. we have a baby on the way. Dads a truck driver, he doesnt make enough to pay for two kids to send to college. I need help with books, tution,etc. Please contact me at conleycr2@yahoo.com

  80. Candace Says:

    I meant my mom has no job as of now.

  81. Jasmine Lucas Says:

    My name is Jasmine Lucas. I am a 19 year old full-time student at Norther Arizona University and struggling to find the funds to return for my sophomore year at the end of next month. My mother is the bread winner in the house but we still lie under the poverty threshold and being the first in my family to attend a university, I must proceed to find the funds on my own. I really need help with finding the funds to return. There are 6 of us in the home when I am home from school. Both of my parents work but it is still not enough. Please help in anyway.

  82. Kashawahara Hughes Says:

    I am a low income student going to Georgia Gwinnett College full time. I suppose to be returning in Fall for my sophomore year but I can’t afford to go. So if you can will please find someway to help me. Thanking you in advance!

  83. Elizabeth Koenig Says:

    My Name is Liz Koenig, I am 24 year old, part time worker who graduated college in 2009 and have been looking for full time work ever since. I have also been trying to advance my career by going back to school but because I work part time I am not able to pay for my classes. I am looking for any assistance that there may be so that I can further my chances in a promising career. Thanks you.

  84. Latisha M Moore Says:

    I am a singal mother of one with a low income i was wonder how can i get a free grant for my daughter who is going to be attending Delaware State University this coming fall to help me pay for her schooling

  85. Margaret McDermott Says:

    Hi my name is Margaret McDermott and I am 19, will be 20 in 6 days and I work full time at a carwash. I live with my dad and he has NO JOB and he told me that he will not help me pay for college! I pay rent each month along with personal bills to live here. I stsrt school Aug 27, Im looking for money to help pay off my school. Please Help Me With Grants!
    Thank you!

  86. Kyle Tucker Says:

    My name is Kyle Tucker. I am 23 years old and I work a part-time job at Forever 21 Inc. I’m hopefully attending California State: Los Angeles for the winter semester. I make around $800 a month or less and I’m looking forward to going to school to earn my degree in this struggling economy. To be honest I can really use the help, always been on my own pretty much my entire life and I’m just looking for a little bit of help I can recieve. Hopefully I can recieve this grant to help pay for my education, but if not I’m still fortunate that grants like this exist for struggling people such as myself. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank You

  87. Quajah Trice Says:

    Hello Iam looking for grants and scholarships for this semester I need about 5,000 dollars to pay for the rest of my tuition. I am a dependent student and I live with my grandmother who can’t help me. Please help me !

  88. Darianne Grimball Says:

    Hi. I am looking for aid. I’m 18 years old and the first of my family to graduate high school. My has a minimum wage job and is taking care of four girls all alone. She’s in a shelter. My dad died before I was born. I have a job, but that won’t cover anything. I will be the first to attend a University, but without aid I’ll have to skip out on college.

  89. Alondra Says:

    Hi my name is Alondra I am a full time student at san jacinto college which this upcoming year will be my first year as a freshman. I am a single parent and im currently working I need help on paying for my school for my spring semester I bearly could afford me and my daughter expenses please I will like to know if you can help me out please email me at alondrachacon75@yahoo.com

  90. Naquan Gant Says:

    I am looking to finish paying for some of my tutition my mother is a single parent and struggling. Can you help me find something.

  91. Andre Says:

    Hi my name is Andre and i am looking to feel out grants to help pay tuition for school my father is a single parent with 8 children. I am justtrying to help lower financial reduction on achieving money from grants to pay for school. Contact me at andreedmonds@rocketmail.com

  92. Ryan Patterson Says:

    I am a student looking for money for the rest of my tuition. I am 18 yrs old and just graduated high school. I am enrolled to go out of state to a great college that has an excellent program for my major. I live with my mother who is a single mother trying to pay back her own student loans and my sister who is still in high school. Please email me at mdpatterson24@hotmail.com

  93. SATULIMA NIKOLAO Says:

    HI MY NAME IS SATULIMA BUT I GO BY JASMINE I AM THE ONLY AND YOUNGEST ONE OUT OF MY 4 MY SIBLINGS THAY GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL I AM LOOKING TO FURTHER MY EDUCATION BY GOING TO COLLEGEBUT I NEED HELP I AM LIVING AT HOME WITH MY SINGLE MOTHER WHO GETS SOCIAL SECURITY EVERY MONTH AND A BROTHER WHO WORKS TO SUPPORT US ASWELL I AM LOOKING FOR PART TIME WORK TO HELP BUT I KNW THAT WILENOUGH BE ENOUGH FOR SCHOOL PLS HELP ME WITH THE GRANT THAT WILL HELP ME GET THROUGH COLLEGE AND PREPARE FOR A PROMISING FUTURE THANK U SO MUCH AND GOD BLESS
    PH# IS 2065795876
    E-MAIL JAFAFALA@GMAIL.COM

  94. antonette Houston Says:

    Hello My name is Antonette Houston I am a striving young african american student at BGSU. Im trying soooo hard to be the first in my family to graduate from college. im majoring in Biology to becoming a heart surgeon. Im from a very low income family and my family helps alot when they can, especially my mom with many problems of her own. I was senior class president,prom queen,drill team and Cheerleader captain, and also a mentor at JFK High School which was on academic watch. But I overcame obstacles and proved to them and myself that its up to the individual to want to achieve. I went to early college starting in 10th grade, It was hard because my dad left our household after then being together for 25 years. My mom searched everywhere this year makin it possible for me to continue my studies, even attening college through the summer. I lived off noodles and water, even getting sick but i made it. Now i want to continue to make it through 2012 and 2013 year at BGSU but i dont have enough money for books and household items and housing. Please someone answer me and my mom prayers with a financial blessing. i will continue to Pray and not give up. Thank You and God Bless . You can email me for further info at cmay112@yahoo.com

    I really hope someone, even if its just one someone to hear me calling out for help. Please

    i know we live in a non trusting corrupt world where people dont want to help others anymore. But im honest and sincere. if you dont trust me you can send donations to BGSU in care of Antonette Houston Thank you

  95. thomas Says:

    ima african american college student from philadelphia. I was raised low income family. I know you have heard this millions of times but i desperately want to make something out of myself. If theres anybody that reads this even by accident im asking for your help.Im asking for a chance.

  96. Antonio Beard Says:

    I am a striving young african american student at Talladega College trying to pursue my goals in life. I have no family help none what so ever. Im in need of extra funding to pay for books etc. I have already taken out loans and the max of the loans. I still have a balance an this semester or any semester, I wont be able to pay for any of my books.

    I really need help with paying gor school and books and supplies.please HELP ME WITH getting the grant oney of any sort of money.
    email me @beardantonio@gmail.com

    THANKS, ANTONIO

  97. Crissy Couturiaux Says:

    Hi, I am currently enrolled at EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL OF STATE COLLEGE, PA! PSU. I started July 1st. Fasfa has helped me pay for my tuition, but due to financial issues at home, I am struggling insanely with 2 young kids as a teen mother trying to further my life with cosmetology, and be able to provide for them. I am asking for help for school expenses, transportation expenses, child care expenses, food expenses, etc. It all just adds up to be too much :( And the last thing I want to EVER happen is not be able to complete my schooling due to money. If theres anyone or anything out there to help me better my life for me and my kids please PLEASE e-mail me at crissycouturiaux@gmail.com or call me 8144967654 ! Please and Thank you for your time. I will continue to pray for something good to come my way.

  98. vb Says:

    I am a single,disable father with a daughter in college for her second year and one in high school. Our income is below low income. No assistance from the other parent. Is there any grants out there for a single father to assist with making sure his child has a college education? Thanks for reading this and God Bless ALL…..

    Please contact at VB @ vbig454@yahoo.com

  99. Darcel Carey Says:

    I am a student at Ultimate Medical Academy and am going for PCT while I am go to school I also care for my elderly father and mother. It is hard for me to pay of my schooling and then on top of that I dropped everything in Virginia to move done here with my husband and am going to school stressed out because of this bill and my husband applied everywhere and still can’t find a job. I pray everyday that something good is going to come of this but I just don’t know what to do at this time. I need help bad. God bless the people who help those in need I pray that only good things happen for you all

  100. Eleni Says:

    Hello. My name is Eleni. I live on my own in California. I have a part time job but with all the bills and rent that are coming through the mail, I dont think i can finish school. Im asking for your help if posiible. Thanks. I would really appreciated.

  101. Angela Clements Says:

    Hello people my name is Angela Clements and i am a single parent of 4 boys. One of my sons just graduated from high school in June of this year and he is trying to go to culinary school, he will be going in as a sophomore because he took classes while he was in high school. being a single parent and a minimum wage job its so hard to help him start to school. if any one know of anything that i could do a donation or even where i could get scholarships or grants. We have already signed up for financial aide but that was still not enough. I would love for him to fulfill his dream. Im asking for anyones help. He is trying to get the money to start which is in less than a month. you can email me at nann6782003 with any details or even help. thanks.

    my email address is nann6782003@yahoo.com

  102. Vanessa King Says:

    Hello, my name is Vanessa King and I have a daughter in college. Unfortunately I became unemployed in January 2011 and my daughter is in need of more money for college. She did receive some grants and student loans but it is not enough. She is struggling trying to learn without the textbooks she needs. The college did lend her one book (on emergency) but that was it. The bookstore will allow you to rent books but I cannot afford it. I receive no unemployment benefits whatsoever. I am boarding with a relative (thank God for that) and it is just so hard. I just want my daughter to receive the education she so rightfully deserve. I don’t want her to suffer because I am unable to provide the what she need for college. If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it. My daughter attends Benedict College in Columbia, SC. Please contact me if you can help. My email address is kingbeauty79@yahoo.com
    Only serious people please contact me. I don’t need anymore disappointments.

  103. Amy Says:

    Hello, I am currently in college right now. I pay for everything myself with no help from my family by working a part-time job. With rent and all the bills coming in now I am not sure how much longer I will be able to be in school. If there is anyway you could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated!

  104. Emmett Rogers Says:

    My name is Emmett Cortez Rogers Im 18 yrs old the last of five children and the First to graduate high school,But I do not want it to end there I need a grant so I could continue to achieve my goals I want to be in the music industry! I want to be somebody I have worked to hard for my dreams to end now my dad has been in and out of prison all of my life my mom I love with all my heart she is an alcoholic I currently stay with my sister her husband and there two children I Don’t want to be another statistic I need this despratley please help me Im Hispanic Im creative Im not into sports! I gave up on school for a while got into drugs went down the wrong road my sister believes in me I turned down the wrong road after my older sister committed suicide but I have come to the realization that I want to rise above and Financially my sister whom I live with does not have the money to help me with college with her son my nephew graduating next year money is tight please choose me I would be so grateful thank you for taking the time to read my story!

    i gave up on school for a while

  105. Jasmene Says:

    Hi, I am single mother, unemployed, and in desperate need with getting help to pay for school…I currently have a bs degree and decided to go back to school so I can get better skills so I can find a job…I do not qualify for any financial aid and I am experiencing so much hardship with transportation and materials needed to go to school. If someone can assist me with any funding programs or grants I would really appreciate it because Im at the point where I may have to drop out :( Email:fasmaj@hotmail.com

  106. shaqkilla carter Says:

    hi, my name is shaqkilla carter I am a senior in high school with big dreams and goals but is not finacialy able to pay for anything that i need in order to go to college. I do not have a job neither do my mother or father. i am the thrid child of five siblings and a nephew. me and my family been on housing for a while now. my mother does not have a job and my father is disable so we have been struggling for a long time now and it would mean alot to me and my family for me to be the first child to get out and go to college and make something of myself without financial issues. thanks for reading my requests hope to hear from you thanks for your time.

  107. Sarah Says:

    My name is Sarah Mayernik and I will be moving to a new city alone and am looking to find out what kind of financial aid I can get so that I can register for classes at my new school. I am 21 years old with no children or husband. I will be alone. I am having trouble filling out my FAFSA due to the fact that it says my information has to be based off of my tax info from 2011. I have no clue about taxes and etc. So I am having issues with filling out a current FAFSA. Thank you. I hope to hear from you soon.

  108. Nate Manthei Says:

    Hello, my name is Nate Manthei. I am currently a struggling freshman in college because I did not receive financial assistance even though I applied for many scholarships and grants. My parents are divorced and my father does not assist with bringing in an income. I live with my mother and step-father. My mother works for The Home Depot in kitchen and bath and my step-father is a plumber. We have a low income household and I could really use any help that my readers would be willing to give.

    Please e-mail natedogg1994@frontier.com

    Thank you,
    Nate Manthei

  109. Happy Says:

    Hi, I am currently working in a Seed company in Tanzania as a seed production officer. I would like to update my educational status from Certificate to Degree. Please I need your help

  110. Precious Says:

    Hello, i am an independent college student currently attending a community college. I am looking for scholarships that help students who are wards of the state. Both of my parents passed away before the age of 12 due to disease causes and i was place under guardianship.I have been on my own since 18 and decided i want to go to school for sociology but, i do not have the funding to go full time. I am over 21 and i pay for all of my living experiences. I wish to get a degree to advance me in job oppurtunities. Im currently struggling and wish i had some assistance for my college funding. I am reaching out for help and would love to apply for a your scholarship.

  111. john sommerer Says:

    I am trying to readmit to school and an outstanding balance of $1,850 is preventing me from continuing my education. I have exhausted every option and with currently being on unemployment it just makes matters only that much more difficult. I really hope you can help.

    thank you,

    John Sommerer
    (412)403-5043
    jcs003@hotmail.com

  112. alleine Says:

    hi,i am a high school student and is about to leave school .but in a way i really want to go to coledge but my parents aint have the money to pay for it .i live with both parents, but my father is the only one working he has to pay all of the bills and for him to send me off to coledge is to expensive ,he doesn’t have the money and there is no one else to help me.i really want to go to coledge to study pediatrician and midwifery please help me ,scholarship or grant would do me great

  113. Lawrence Seals Says:

    I am currently a full time student at Westwood college in Chicago IL and i really need your help, I am unemployed and its a struggle to pay my monthly tuition with no Job, If u can help me in anyway that would be great, because I will use the money for my educational needs. sealslawrence@yahoo.com
    773-879-2840

  114. Whitney Johnson Says:

    I am a low-income student I am obtaiing an associates and it os very difficult for me to afford my books and supplies and keep my bills paid. I work part-time for a small store and barley make 20hrs a week. Please help. 6785981721

  115. Rebecca Lawrence Says:

    I am currently a full time student in high school and I am about to graduate! I have high honors and want to become a doctor! I have a part time job and manage to fit some volunterring in. My mother is a single parent and I have three siblings at home. I am in desperate need of some assistance to get me on the right track and help me work towards my dream in becoming a doctor. If there is anything I can do to recieve some assitance please let me know! Thank you!

  116. Christopher Johnson Says:

    I am A Aftrican American male that is potentially one summer worth of credits away from being the first person in my parents 5 children to graduate from a 4 year University. I am 25 years old and I almost gave up after 4 years but I am willing to complete the final few credits needed to graduate but I am deeply in debt from my previous loan and can not afford to pay for all of the classes needed out of pocket. I am only about 1000 dollars shy of my fees needed to take and complete my degree requirements if you could help in any way I would appreciate it dearly.

  117. Ken'Tiara Dow Says:

    I really want to go to college but I have a bill at another college and they won’t release my transcript to me until I pay it off. I just wanted to know if there were any assistance out there that could help me.

  118. sharon Says:

    My 20 yr old son is a new student (began at the end of September) at MMI in Phoenix. The day after returning to Arizona from our home in Portland,OR (from christmas break) his appendix burst. He has spent the last 11 days in the hospital in Phoenix. I was able to be with him only because my parents were able to fly me here. His father and I are unemployed painting contractors due to this lousey economy and do not have medical insurance to cover this cost let alone the funding he needs to stay in school. We can’t afford to cover the gap between now and the time he gets his next financial aid installment as he has to repeat the last course due to absence from surgery.We are praying for the financial miracle for him to stay, get well and find work to sustain himself. He can not find work while under a doctors restrictions. Any help or guidance is appreciated. Lowery2249@gmail.com

  119. kimberly Mack Says:

    I am surfing tge internet for grants to help me re enroll in school for march 2013. I currently owe a balance of about 4 grand. I haveabeensaving up and only hace about half the amount needed to attend class. Im a single parent of 3 and on Unemployment if thee is anyone or any organization in which could help me please contact me! I only jave 6 months left of school and in which I will be able to staet my career as an Lpn. Contact me at kimmack85@gmail.com thank you!!!

  120. Cody Schrock Says:

    We all need grants. We should all pray for grants. God has given me a chance to go to school. We can’t let money stop us.

  121. Javier Cervantes Says:

    Hi, i am a low income student who needs help on paying for my college tuition just like the rest of these people. We are all equally here for help because of unemployment, only have one person in the house working, or as to no one in the house works but we are here because we have a dream to accomplish for our futures. I need help myself. I am 18 years old and only have a step father working which he is the one to berly pay our house expenses. I recently found a part time job myself but minimum wage will not help me save money before i have to pay off all of my loans. Need help! Any suggestions? Please call (630)962-7326. Thanks for your help

  122. Ashley Says:

    I am twenty three and living with and helping to take care of my elderly grandmother. Right now, I am trying to find money to help pay for the 2013 Spring quarter of college. I tried filling out the FAFSA but they kept asking for my parent’s tax information, but really my parents do not have the money to help me and they won’t allow me to do it based on my own income since I am not twenty four. I do not make enough money as I am only working part time right now and am looking for a better job but have not had any luck yet.I have also applied for a couple other scholarships but have heard nothing back. I would really appreciate any help or advice that anyone could give me. Email would be the best way to reach me. AshleyErwin313@yahoo.com Thank you very much.

  123. keoka davis Says:

    hello my name is Keoka Davis and my dfaughter wants to go to school for pct in FL the course itself is a short program, but she wants to get on her feet and go to Keiser and attend the OCT course there. Our issue is Im in and out of the hospital and her father is in prison. I have 5 kids one just graduated from the army in feb 13, my daughter graduates out of HS this april. She has a passion and desire to help others, and thats what I love the most about her. We looked into a school that offered the program but we dont have the 2500 for the course. Can someone please assist us if possible. My number is 386 338 7947.Thank you in advance for your help.. Have a blessed evening

  124. Tabbitha Fletcher Says:

    Hi, My name is Tabbitha Fletcher. I am a 20 year old single, low income girl, living on my own and attempting to work and go to school full time. I am having financial difficulties paying for all of my bills and schooling out of pocket. My mother is disabled and unemployed and father is not in the picture. I’m looking for anything grant or scholarship wise I can use to help my current situation and make ends meet. I really want to break my cycle and make something with my life. 5412824044 i_luv_tabbitha@yahoo.com

  125. Alyssa McGhee Says:

    Hi my name is Alyssa, I am a senior in high school and am in need of scholarships and grants. My dad said if I don’t recieve full tuition I will not be able to go to college because he has “more important” things to pay for. My grades slipped my sophmore and jumior year due to me working and taking care of my younger sister because my mother is on drugs so I havent recieve any outside scholarships, only financial aid and I was offered loans but not many. So basically all we live off of is a part-time cashier and a part-time bartender’s pay. I really want to attend college and reach my goal of becoming a Pediatrician. Please contact me at alyssa.mcghee.cssm@gmail.com Thank You for your time!

  126. Marlon Says:

    Currently I’m having financial difficulties paying school, things have been really rough, I had to leave college earlier this year because of money issues, also family issues, But I really to attend college again to upcoming fall semester and finish school on time. If I completed this dream I would be the first person in my family to finish college… PLEASE CAN YOU HELP ME OUT!!!

  127. Jean-Pierre Says:

    Hi im jean-pierre cook. I graduate school last year and my dreams is to be an actor one day, unfortunatly my mom cant afford to send me to a drama school cause she is a single parent and have to provide for the householding needs.. I really do want to make a sucsess of my life and looking forward to built a stable life. If anyone can please help me to make my dreams comes true I would sincerely appreciate it.

  128. Pauline Says:

    Hi my name is Pauline. I currently live with mother and brother. We all have jobs but we are part time. What we make is made for bills. I would love to go college, is there any grants out there help me?

  129. Victoria Touchette Says:

    When i was two years old, my parents divorced. I have been living with only my dad for about 4 years now. I just recently graduated high school. I grew up with depression due to the divorce. I’ve never had a functional family. Now is my chance to fix my life into what i want it to be. I’ve been an artist all my life- ever since i could hold a pencil. I’ve been accepted to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. However, my high GPA and ACT score of 25 did not get me enough financial aid. if i were to go to this school i would accumulate too much debt. I want to change the world with my art, but i need a little help.

  130. Rhonda Says:

    My dream is being a RN. I have no income and have not been able to find a job. I’m a single parent that wants to better myself as we’ll as for my kids. I really need all the grants I can get to help me through the RN program or will not be able to go. I would greatly appreciate any grants I could get to help me with my dream… Please!!!!

  131. alexis Says:

    hi, i’m lexi and i’m in the 8th grade. My mom and dad told me that its never too early to start thinking about college, but when i started thinking, i ran onto a problem. We are a low income family and can’t afford college or to even start a fund. I’m a very good student and athlete and i thought i could qualify for a grant.
    I really hope someone can help me because college is my dream!

  132. Melissa Hawk Says:

    Hi, My name is Meissa Hawk. I am writing about my siter, Amber, who is in need of a little somethig extra to help her survive while going to school. She moved about 4 months ago to Seattle. All she wanted to do was go to school. Now that she finally got there with her 3 year old she is having a very hard time. Her job is not giving her enough hours and she can not afford to pay rent or feed her daugter. She is struggling so bad. Our family is sending her all the money we can, but we too cannot afford to keep doing so. She wants to give up but doesnt want to ruin everything she has worked for. I want to see her do well because this is all she has ever wanted. She had to pawn a lot of her items to live these past few months. PLEASE HELP HER REACH HER DREAMS!

  133. elizabeth mtz Says:

    Hello, my named is Elizabeth Martinez and i am in 12th grade , i don’t have a home and i’m by myself. I want to attend college but i don’t live with my parents and my income for the month is really low,i actually have an income of $350-$400 a month and i really want to go to college. I know i can’t afford college and i really want to go for my bachelors degree. I am hispanic, i do not speak fluent english but i know the basics to be able to communicate with others properly. I’ve lived in the U.S. for about 3 years and my current GPA is a 4.0 at RSBA (Rising stars business academy, i also want to enroll in the marine corp but first i want to get my bachelors degree so i can become an officer in the marines. I would really appreciate it if someone could help me find a way that i can get some kind help with my situation so that i can get started with my life dreams.Thank you for your reading my message and i hope that someone could give me the necessary helping hand to get my financial aid or scholarship.

    leyvamartinez19@gmail.com

  134. colleen Says:

    I am 56 years old and finally went to school and finished high school. I graduated in may and now want to go to school and become a nurse. However, I really cannot afford college. Anyone know of any grants for women over 50 interested in pursuing a higher education?

  135. Crystal Says:

    I have so much to say, but don’t know where to start. I could start with my childhood where my parents were drug addicts. Perhaps I could start with my pre-teen years, the years when I changed my mother’s diapers at age 10 and pushed her around in her wheelchair. Maybe you’d like to know more about my father’s love for our family, and how he gave up his successful career to raise four children and take care of his wife with multiple sclerosis. I could start with the years I remember most, my teenage years. These years my mother died and my father became an alcoholic. Instead of resorting to alcohol myself, which my entire family did, I hid in my room and studied. Three years after my mother died, my father’s addiction was still dominating his life to the point that he attempted suicide three times. In his 3rd attempt he succeeded. Here I sit at age 21, one year after my father’s death I’m in seek of help.

    My younger brother, John and I need help financially. Everyday is a struggle between bills and staying hopeful. We don’t have much, but we have each other. The one phrase that keeps us motivated is “our past may define who we are, but it does not limit us.” Any help given to us would make the world of difference.

    -Crystal

  136. brittany Says:

    please help me with getting a grant for college. my mom is unemployed if anyone can help email me at brittstub@yahoo.com

  137. Lawrence Says:

    Hi, my name is Lawrence im in my 3rd in pursuit of business degree. For most of my academic career my grandparents have been the source of EFC but most recently aid has been scarce and I recently become unemployed and my rent has now gone up to $700+ a month; so unless Im able to find a significant amount of aid I will have to take a SEMESTER or TWO OFF! Going into my 4th year only 28 credit hours( 2 semesters) away from completing my major and minor; right i’m in search of any and all aid that applies or could be assigned to me as it would be more than very much appreciated for this coming fall.

  138. nicholas Says:

    Is there a grant for me. I plan on getting my dictate in chemistry. And working in government labs

  139. Dalian Yates Says:

    I simply need assistance relocating from Tampa, FL to Portland, OR in order to attending grad school at the University of Oregon. I am married with 4 kids and unemployed (as is my wife). The money would be used for driving to Oregon (food, lodging, gas, etc…), move-in expenses for an apartment (deposit), and utility deposits (electric, water, etc…). If you can help, please let me know. I can be contacted at: dalianlbw@hotmail.com

  140. Crystie jeter Says:

    My major is Business Administration. I don’t have enough money to pay for housing for school. I’m 20 years old and currently homeless. Being able to pay for my living expenses will be a blessing. Please email me if you interested in helping me.

  141. Rosa Says:

    Hi my name Rosa, I am a striving 32 year old mom. Looking to finish college. I have supported my family time to time and it is time for me to go back into college. I would love to finish getting a a Phyical therphy Associates degree. With this grant I feel would help me a long way.

  142. Mardia Says:

    I’m a brilliant student. First generation, lives in a Single parent home. I have four other siblings and my mother makes less than $180 a week or sometimes two. I really want to attend college to take my family off poverty. I want to make my mother proud. I’m certain that I want to become a biochemist (medical doctor) CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME?

  143. Cherish Goldberg Says:

    I am a mother of 4 and I have worked retail for 15 years and I need a change. I have looked in Everest for Admin. Medical assistant. I want to provide a steady future for my kids. I would love to recieve a grant so I can be a great role model for my children. Thank you

  144. Maddalena Says:

    My friend is going through a difficult time right now his father just had a major medical emergency that has made him mildly disabled and the step mom does not work therfore my friend who is an american citizen believes there is no real help for him. I was saying he should claim independence but he is not yet 24, and even though he has been a student for 2 years in state university he is starting to believe he needs to quit school. Please is there anything like a grant or a financial aid fund that can help him? I really want to help him.

  145. Maria Says:

    I am looking for grants so that I can finish up my degree in Hotel and Restaurant management. I am supporting a disable spouse and two teenage boys. I have just reached my limits on government loans and grants and need to find other finances to finish up my degree.

  146. jamal powns Says:

    hello my name is jamal powns i grew up in a low income family in the projects. I’m having trouble getting money for college, i was recently accepted to Clark Atlanta University and i dont have the financial stability to attend. financial aid have covered 15000 dollars of tution which is 19000. i have tired applying for loans but due to my families finance problems i was denied. i hurts me so much to know i finally have the opportunity to get out of the place i called home and to make a difference. please grant me with the ability to be able to live my lifetime dream of not being the static of my kind.

  147. Nuwan Sanjeewa Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am a 19 year old, Sri Lankan student in Advance Level class and sitting for the exam in 2014 in Maths subjects. I have passed the lot of Examinations, and I’m in the senior prefect board also. While doing Extra activities I’m dedicating on my studies as well. In Sri Lanka we need to seek for extra education given by private classes if you want to get through to the University. My parents are very poor and I am seeking for a financial support from you. Hope your king heart will listen to my words.
    Thank you

  148. Andrew Joseph Says:

    Hello. My name is Andrew and I come from a broken home. I suffer from depression and attention deficit disorder (add) as I was born with cerebral palsy. I managed for the last 7 years to go to school part-time and have received a 3.1 GPA.

    I have been accepted to Buffalo State College and I have received Federal Loan Assistance plus a Pell Grant & Tap award.

    I am short funds to pay for my books, partial housing and the required health insurance. The total needed is $3.300.

    I have no one to co-sign on a loan for me and school starts in 4 weeks. Can you please give me direction where I can go to get the remaining funds needed? I would greatly appreciate it.

  149. Rainie Gordon Says:

    Good Afternoon,
    My name is Rainie Gordon and I am 18 years old. In the fall I plan to attend Winthrop University located in Rock Hill, SC. I am the second person in my family to go to college. Neither one of parents attended college. So that’s why furthering my education is important to me. We all know college is very expensive! I’ve reached the maximum amount that I can borrow for my students loans. I still owe another $4,500 to my college this semester. I’m so confused. I have no clue what to do or how to go about trying to pay for my remaining amount. My mother is a single parent and our funds are low. May you please give a direction on where yo go about paying for my remaining funds? Thank you for everything!

  150. Andre Dottin Says:

    Hello, My name is Andre and I am an only child with a low income earning mother. We seem to not be able to receive any help from the military even though she is a Veteran. College is all I have right now and my college is one of the few that has the major I am interested in. I major in Business with a concentration of Audio Engineering. The amount I owe my school is $2,000. It is very difficult for my mother thats juggling all the bills we have with the low paying job she has.

    If anyone can help me out with any amount it doesn’t matter please Contact me at andredottin@gmail.com

    Thank you and God Bless

  151. Mark Evan Slavin Says:

    I am disabled and have two sons both want to go to college but with my disability imcomen they would have to barrow way to much moneyis there any help out there that would be good and not leave them owing so much back that it would put them in a bind that they could not get out from

  152. Jean Robinson Says:

    Hi, My name is Jean and I am unemployed since July of 2010,
    I was receiving unemployment until last year April 2012 when my unemployment ran out. I was taking a class online in Graphic Art and my grade was a B. I had some personal and financial problems, and I has to drop out of the class. I want to come back. The school tells me that I need to pay $632.00 before I can comeback. I don’t have it because like I said I am that working. Can anybody tell me who to get in contact with that can help me. I would very much appreciate it. Call me at 443-750-7515 or neicey303@outlook.com

  153. Shari for Destiny Gardner Says:

    My name is Shari, & I am completely disabled; unable to help my daughter pay for going to college, I am trying to help her to find enough grants to attend college, pay for tuition & textbooks etc that are needed for attending classes, & for her to help out with the bills yet still be able to remain living with me in my section 8 housing unit! They count her grants as income, so she needs to be able to get enough grants to help; plus pay for college tuition & textbooks etc too, plus she would really like a new laptop computer to use for her college assignments given! If anyone can help her, please email her at d.s.gardner.2013@gmail.com with help for college put in the subject line! Thank you much,

    Shari Gardner Mattice (509) 526-7114

  154. Angela Ivey Says:

    Hi,

    My name is Angela Ivey. I’m single mom and Hearing Impaired. I am looking for a grant for my daughter to attend college. She is a Senior at Henry County High School. She told me that her counselor told her that she will not be qualify for Hope Grant because of her average point is under 3.0, is that true? Please help!!!

    If there is other program that can help my daughter, please let me know.

    Thank you!
    Angela Ivey

  155. Kenny Miller Says:

    Please anyone with a little information on grants other then fafsa and pell grants for a struggling 25 year old father please send me some info. My email is bbmiller1088@gmail.com… I am white born in denver been on my own since 18 and had a baby at 20 and am trying to figure a way out of a bad income job laboring and making no progress… helllllppppp pleaaase

  156. Jackie Dancy Says:

    Hello my name is Jackie and I have been unemployed since and July of 2013, i am currently a college student and I have taken out student loans for school but I want to find another source to pay for school. I am in a Healthcare Administration progam and I would like to further my education but I need help paying for it. I can not afford topay for all of my education so I need some grants that I can possibly recieved I would appreciate someone getting back to me. you can reach me at jldancy@icloud.com.

  157. Barbara Richardson Says:

    Hi my name is Barbara I need help in paying for my Daughter Phonicia’s education, she want to attend Full Sail University in Winter Park/Orlando Florida for game design but at $72,000 for a bachelor degree she decided on a Associates Degree at $39,000. I have been disable since 96 and live on a fixed income of less than $800.00 a month I have applied for fafsa and some of the schlorships and loans at Full Sail, but iam afraid I will not be able to afford the loans interest or the loan it’s self if you can help me with a grant or grants that I do not have to pay back I would appreciate your help you can contact me at phone number 386-698-0823 or my website (Richardson.barbara27@yahoo.com thanks I welcome all help

  158. jasmine evans Says:

    I am in a financial crunch. I might not be able to attend school next semester. I am so close to finishing. I have a balance on my student account of $4,000 after all my aid has been taken out. I have no way to get a private loan because i fully support myself with no one i can ask to be a co signer. I don’t have a job at the moment so a bank loan is impossible and to top it off I have bad credit because I wasn’t able to keep up with bills in high school and previous years in college. I’m trying I really am but I have no option at this point. I don’t know what I can even do at this point. I don’t want to drop out of school. I’ve battled depression and being completely on my own this long I don’t want lack of money to be the reason why I have to give up on my education. Please help 2317693249

  159. Shaniqua curry Says:

    I have a bill of 3,000 at my school, I haven’t quite made the best decisions in school but I want to change it all start fresh and get on track. Is there any assistance that can help me ?

    If so PLEASE email me at curry.shaniqua@yahoo.com

    Thank you.

  160. Justice Otero Says:

    I am admittedly a poor student in the past. 19 years of age and my entire families financial situation is sitting on my shoulders and I made several poor decisions in the past that have over 2000 dollars of debt hanging over my head currently with the upcoming semester I do not know how I will even pay the courses if there is any advice or grnant information tat anyone has for me my number is 352-282-2453 or my email is omnijudge94@gmail.com

  161. Akuku Justin Says:

    Hi I am Akuku Justin, I am a Ugandan (Africa). I have been Admitted to study Education is Makerere University. I started the first semester in Oct.2013. tui 1,000,000 Ug. shillings per semester ($400 US dollars). Accomodation 400,000 Ug shillings per semester.($160 US dollars)

    Grant total will be: 2,800,000Ug shillings per year ($1120 US Dollars) there are two semesters per year. The whole course is for three years, that means: $1,120 x3 = $3,360US Dollars

    Details
    (a)Tuitors fees 1,000,000 x 2= 2,000,000 Ug shillings ($800 US Dollars)
    (b)Accomodation 400,000 x 2 =800,000 Ug Shillings ($320 US Dollars).
    I don’t want to drop out of school. I have worked hard to reach this stage paying my school fees though raring of animals and growing of vegetables which I sell to pay my school fees now I feel helpless I can not raise these among through those previous activities. Pleae help me.
    If there is other program or persons that can help me, please let me know.I would be very grateful. mawawaigo@yahoo.com.
    May you be blessed.

  162. Kateena Carter Says:

    I really want to get back in college but I have a previous balance from a college and they will not release my transcript until I pay it off. I just wanted to know if there were any assistance out there that could help pay this balance. please email me at ktncarter@yahoo.com

  163. Runa Chowdhury Says:

    Hello,
    I’m going to college for AAMA and I borrowed almost 18,000 loans up until now and it’s going to be more till I finish my associate degree. I really need help paying for my college loans because I work as a part time teacher assistant. I don’t get paid for any holidays beside one day for Christmas and one day for new year and I also don’t get paid for summer vacation . Whatever I earn isn’t enough at all because I have to support my family. My parents are unemployed. Please contact me in this email: runac2011@hotmail.com. I really need help.

  164. Ramon Spicer Says:

    This is a first and hopefully a last. My name is Ramon Spicer.I’ve been attending community college for the past 2+ years now.I’m sorta a proud person and never reached out for help or other assistance, even with times such as this. I’m in a real bind and have ambitions of becoming a biochemist.sadly money is always an issue.I’ve grown up in poverty all my life struggling just to pay for basic necessities.in the process diminishing my GPA. Where i come from and grown up from there isn’t much of a way to stay in school without losing the roof over one`s head, that I’ve been fighting to keep.if there is any assistance or help please contact me and reach me. Kanito_scizor@yahoo.com. Cell 415-756-2071. Thank you.

  165. Alma Nieves Says:

    Hello,

    I’m going to college as a freshman right after I graduate in June. I was wondering if I can get any help finanacially. My father is in disability and my mother and I both are unemployed. I’m a current high school Senior.

    Please contact me at Almanieves12@gmail.com

  166. Megan Camp Says:

    I am going to be attending Clary Sage College in Tulsa, OK. My school doesn’t offer on campus housing. I am moving to there from Vermont. Are there any places I can get a student loan or assistance for off campus housing? I’m not looking for a large loan, just enough to cover till I get a job out there. I know and have been told such loans or assistance does exist but I can’t seem to get the right places. I ask the school and they told me to go to the credit union they are signed up with but then the man at the bank said they can’t give me a student loan for housing assistance since the school doesn’t offer housing! That’s why I am getting the loan for housing assistance. I’m stuck and need help bad. My classes start in less than a month and now idk what I’m going to do cause I was under the impression I could get the loan through their bank! Someone please guild me in the right direction! You can contact me at megcamp0827@gmail.com

  167. Brad Brown Says:

    I am from Gary, Indiana and Currently Attending at Independence University Getting my Bachelors Degree in Computer Science. My mother is addicted to drugs for many years and father in Prison my younger brother is prison. Last I was sick and near death so I asked my father in heaven to heal my body and give me a second chance at life. So God truly blessed me to have a future. I had lot adversity in my life but I have not given up on myself I still strive improve on myself daily. Thank for your time.

  168. Melanie Says:

    I am and have been a single mother for 24 years. In December of 2013 I received my GED, in March I started classes @ Ivy Tech. I would like to get back into cosmetology school. Could you please direct me to a place that maybe can help. The skies the limit!!

  169. Robert Says:

    A 22 year old malawian studying bacherol of commerce am looking for a sponsor to finish my education.am currentry failing to continue my studies bcoz my parents cannot afford the university expenses.

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