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50 Financial Aid Posts Every Parent Should Read

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If you're the parent of a sophomore or junior in high school, you know the trek down the road of financial planning for your child's college career has already begun.

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gail dair (0)
Monday August 23, 2010, 4:33 am
noted ty

liz c (827)
Monday August 23, 2010, 7:41 am
Noted. Thank you Sophie.

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Monday August 23, 2010, 4:40 pm
Thankyou Sophie !

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 1:47 pm
I took 3 classes online and discovered the actual questions I had asked at enrolling were answered back to me with lies. A lot of online schools are telling what you want to hear, sometimes you believe you are speaking with a couselor, but it is really a sales representative saying anything they can to get you in. My biggest worry after this experience is that the next huge scam aftet the housing market crashed will be the education online business will be our next nightmare. Sorting through school that are accreditated doesn't mean you are oput of the forest. It is a matter of following through with complain letters by mail, calling and reporting them to their state agencies, and further more stop their access to your loans and grants if you suspect you have been lied to. Please ask if books are included, make a list of a lot of good questions, and if you can ask for a confirmation e-mail of your questions answered. The school I attended said yes, books are included, but they weren't. I was coming up with 120 every 5 1/2 weeks. It is an industry now, I am sorry, it is. It truly is. Be careful out there. Now, some schools aren't like this, but it is the sorting them out that is the hard part. Just because a school is accreditated, does notmean that it isn't under review or being investigated. My best advice is to look up the school you are thinking of with the search "this school complaints", you can read about issues the other students encountered, how they feel, and you can find out what to becareful of. College is something we put a lot of effort into, we need to get our bang for the bucks, it is only right that you know, even in this arena, "Buyer Beware".

Hana W (47)
Monday August 30, 2010, 2:19 am
noted. thanks.

Carmen S (69)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 4:45 pm
Thanks fr the info.
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