I had a lightbulb moment the other day and realized I need to go back to school (I'm now 35, havent been in school for 14 years.) can someone please refresh me on the application process? Do i fill out financial aid forms first and put the codes of schools i am interested in? and then apply simultaneously to said schools? or do you wait and see how much aid you get?
also, i would be applying for part time classes (i need 6 to fulfill requirement to take the lactation consultant boards) and would not be matriculated - but i believe i will still qualify for some aid, correct? i know ny has a specific part time grant, and we are super low-income. basically, i am interested in the 2 school closest to my home - one is a community college, the other is nyu. guess where i'd rather go :) but not sure how much aid i can get for part time.
also, i guess i could just go speak to someone in admissions at either/both schools?
i would love if you student mamas could give me some direction here, i'm not even sure if i'm asking the right questions!