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Give The Gift of Education.

Almost everyone has a person on their holiday gift list who is hard to buy for. Perhaps the person you are buying a gift for could use numerous things and no one thing would be best above all. Than again, maybe you have been listening to your friend or your adult child talk about how they would love to go back to college but simply can no afford it.

Parents want to provide their children ample opportunities to excel in life. Sometimes, life throws a curve ball and more education is needed. At other times, career burn out is unavoidable and a new direction is the best course of action. Unfortunately, the cost of a college degree is getting higher every year, making it more difficult for an individual to afford the needed or even wanted new career. While you may not be able to give the gift of a college education, you can present ways that your friend or adult child can benefit from that will make it possible for them to go back to college.

Following is a list of suggestions for those wishing to go to or go back to college.

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Grants: Available for all ages

Grants are a type of student aid that is awarded by the government. Grants for college students do not have to be repaid.

Financial Aid: Available for all ages

A general term that includes all types of money, loans, and work-study programs offered to a student to help pay tuition costs and living expenses. See FAFSA for Government Financial Aid programs»»

Local Scholarships: Available for all ages

These scholarships are made available by local businesses and organizations normally through corporations in specific industries.

Nellie Mae Student Loan: Available for all ages

Nellie Mae is a subsidiary of the widely known S L M Corporation, also known as Sallie Mae.

Work-Study: Available for all ages

An arrangement by which a student combines employment and college study. The employment may be an integral part of the academic program (as in cooperative education and internships) or simply a means of paying for college (as in the Federal Work Study Program).

**Trade School** »» Financial Aid: Available for all ages

You can get financial aid to pay for many trade and technical schools, the school Career Counselor can answers all of your questions.

**Online / Virtual / Distance College:**»» Available for all ages

Education in which students take academic courses by accessing information and communicating with the instructor and other students online. Anyone with a standard PC and a modem can attend. Include an Online / Virtual / Distance College article detailing the value, accreditation and affordability of education

How can I help make life easier for place name here to go to college?

Education / Graduation Quotations

There is no need to reach high for the stars. They are already within you just reach deep into yourself!
- Anonymous

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
- Sydney Harris

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.
- George Bernard Shaw

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.
- Pete Seeger

It is only the ignorant who despise education.
- Publilius Syrus

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
- Mark Twain

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
- Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
- W. B. Yeats

I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.
- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

Also See

Are Online Colleges and Their Degrees Real?»»

Why Teenagers & Young Adults Are Looking At Online Colleges»»

College MythologyKnocking Out the Leading College Myths»»

School Locations Near You»»


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