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My dad's a single, disabled veteran and we live on 836 a month. what would be the best way to apply for scholarships and grants?

Asked Lancaster, Pennsylvania

I'm trying to get the money together so i can start college in FL, it's 54,000 for the whole course and im just trying to figure out the best way to approach this situation. I'm the oldest of my siblings and relatively new to this. I want to set the example and be able to help my younger siblings if they choose to go to college as well. #scholarships #grants #florida #veterans #disability #single-parent

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Wael’s Answer

Updated Redford Charter Township, Michigan

I am sorry to hear that. There are several ways to finance your higher education which are:

1) Scholarships. Check the links below to search for them. http://www.collegedata.com/cs/search/scholar/scholar_search_tmpl.jhtml http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

2) Campus work.

3) Paid internships. Check the links below to search of them. http://www.internships.com/ https://www.looksharp.com/

4) Student loans. https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

I hope you the best.

Updated
Depending on your father's disability discharge category, you may qualify for VA educational benefits under Chapter 35 - survivor and dependents education and training (DEA). Contact 888-442-4551 (888-GIBILL1) for information on VA Education or Pennsylvania Education Advisor at 717-787-2414. Be prepared to provide your father's DD214 or Social Security Nbr. Many universities and colleges will coordinate VA benefits. I would definitely research if you qualify for this benefit. Best wishes.

Matthew’s Answer

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Isaiah, first and foremost, a big thanks to dad for his service. I am sure you have been given this information, or have checked, but, The VA has programs. They are painfully slow, but worth it in the end. Also try The American Legion, VFW or other service organization. Be persistent! Another avenue, may be a ROTC scholarship. There are plenty of options to get higher education at a reduced rate or, paid for. I see roughly 200 young men like yourself every June about to face the same questions, so I know there are plenty of opportunities.