We’ve partnered with United Way’s 2-1-1 free resources hotline to connect you with the help and guidance you might need. Whether you’re a student who is considering dropping out (or who wants to come back to school), or someone who would like to help a young person get back on track, 2-1-1 can point you in the right direction. Please call 2-1-1 or visit the 2-1-1 Colorado website for more information.
Another partner is Drop In Colorado, a community-based organization that works with at-risk kids to get them back on track – whether that is getting their diploma or GED. Visit the Drop In Colorado website or call 877-376-7511 if you or someone you know is a dropout who wants to drop back in.
College Financial Resources
The Simple Dollar is a place where anyone can come to acquire financial information on finding the best products and services, saving money, making smart investments, and controlling personal finances.
Finding the most affordable online colleges comes down to looking for the best value, not just the lowest cost. You want to get what you pay for and then some, especially given that any degree is a two or four-year investment.
That means that to find the best online schools for your money, you have to dig deeper, considering factors like faculty credentials and available student services in addition to tuition costs. This information will give you a more complete picture of the overall quality of the education you’ll receive.
Before looking at the different types of online schools that accept financial aid, it’s important to understand the basics of the federal financial aid system. Both traditional and online colleges operate under the very same system, which uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA.
Living on your own requires you to pay for housing, food, clothes, transportation, and other items. Find out how much money you will need to earn per month to cover your expenses. Then find out which occupations will support this lifestyle.