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Financial Aid: There wasn't allows financial help; my grandpa mowed the college lawn

Original post made by Daniel Morizono, San Ramon Valley High School, on Jan 17, 2010

Whether it is from a two-year junior college or a four-year university, every education has a price tag. How exactly to finance a post-secondary education in these difficult economic times should be a question at the forefront of all students’ minds. Even with the frenzy of college applications, the financial aspect of an education should be commensurate to simply gaining admission to college in the first place.

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Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet
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on Jan 18, 2010 at 8:27 am

Ralph N. Shirlet is a registered user.

Dear Dolores,

Let us thank Daniel for his thoughtful presentation of educational financing. His grandfather's experience was quite common in the 1950's to 1970's and many students worked full-time and went to school part-time. Thirteen years after graduating for high school I had >200 units of undergraduate and graduate work, two degrees, and nearly 20 years working experience.

As Daniel looks further at working during university studies, he might take a moment to comment on the practical relationship of education and work. In my experience, studying business, economics and technology was made easier by the practical realities of commercial employment. Upon graduation, my resume allowed me a higher level of professional job than my fellow (younger) graduates.

More importantly, Daniel should seek additional authors that can advise new university students on job searches and building a resume now as part of obtaining a job to support educational studies.