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All Teens are "At Risk"

As I comb through articles and begin volunteering with various agencies and talking to more friends and associates about the plight of our youth,  I’m stuck with the very obvious reality check that regardless of socioeconomic status, race, neighborhood, school, parenting style etc.;  every single one of our kids are at risk of not making it over the bridge to full independence and a happy healthy life.   628 more words


It's that time again...

Financial aid time. I hope that everyone interested in attending a college or university in the Summer or Fall of this year has completed the FAFSA. 82 more words


The reduced purchasing power of the Pell Grant

Cornell professor of political science Suzanne Mettler writes about how federal student aid has become less effective in promoting opportunity”.

…  In the 1970s, the maximum Pell grants for low-income students covered nearly 80 percent of costs at the average four-year public university, but by 2013-14 they covered just 31 percent.

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Financial Aid

Two million students missing out on college aid

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Millions of college students are missing out on financial aid for college because they aren’t even applying for it.

About 2 million students could have qualified for the need-based Federal Pell Grant during the 2011-12 academic year, but they failed to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) required to receive it, according to new analysis of government data from Mark Kantrowitz, senior vice president at Edvisors Network and author of “Filing the FAFSA.” 411 more words


Some African Americans mad at the Dr. of Chronic


Man O Man, it is a crime to be from the hood and not give back to the hood if you ever get out. No you did not, … 866 more words

FAFSA: A Financial Aid Horror Story

A special dedication to the Class of 2014 and others applying for federal financial aid for the first time

If you remember the very first post ever… 770 more words

College Life

Many options exist to pay for kids' education

This was originally published on Monday, February 24, 2014, in the Pacific Daily News.  Click here to subscribe to the PDN.

Question: I have a senior in high school. 602 more words