For all you Minnesotan moms:http://http://education.state.mn.us/...SEO/index.html
|PSEO offers high school juniors and seniors (whether currently in public, nonpublic, or home schools) the opportunity to take courses at eligible post-secondary institutions. Students must meet the admissions requirements of the post-secondary institution, but do not pay for tuition, fees, or books.
And more specifically, there is a grant program for all students graduating from any public or charter school in St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN. It is called the Power of You
. It will pay for the first two years at a couple different community and technical colleges or also the first two years at a four year univerity. I don't know if it will still be around when my dd or ds is graduating but gawd do I hope it is!http://www.minneapolis.edu/powerofyou/index.html
|* The Power of YOU will enable you to attend college tuition-free.
* Advising and support services will be provided to help you be successful in your college coursework.
* If you begin the Power of YOU at MCTC, Saint Paul College or Metropolitan State University, you may be eligible for merit-based scholarships to continue on to earn a baccalaureate (four-year) degree at Metropolitan State University.
DS is still only 8 years so we are a ways out for him and college. DD already knows that we'd like her to use the PSOE program, assuming she wants to do it too. After that, she will apply for the fafsa grants (www.fafsa.ed.gov
) that currently pays about $4200/year for qualifying students (translation: for students who parents are poor... efc=0). She will not get the full amount but should get some.
I can not say for the future, but currently she is on the A honor roll. I hope in high school she is able to keep her GPA up thus qualifying her for academic scholarships/grants
Depending on how she does in sports, there could be an athletic scholarship
. Those are getting cut back as of late so I am not holding my breath on that. I also do not want her to focus on that at the expense of academics.
In addition, she could get scholarships/grants based on the fact she is a poc
Dd would like to be a doctor so I am praying to patch together as much money from outside sources. What is not covered by them, she will have to either get loans and/work. IIRC, working on campus would not count against her fafsa money so that will be what I suggest to her.
Can you tell I am sincerely hoping that both dc will be able to do college on the cheap
There just seems to be so much avaliable in grants and scholarships I am hoping to piece enough of them together to cover most if not all of the cost