ERIC Number: ED362094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
On Your Way: A Guide for Single Parent Students at Washington's Public Colleges and Universities.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This booklet is a guide to higher education study for single parents, particularly those attending public colleges and university in the state of Washington. It covers college application and entry, financial issues, housing, childcare, and special assistance. An opening section, "Getting Started," suggests places to research schools and careers, and how to begin the application process. A section on choosing schools describes types of schools, factors to consider, and options for beginning such as community college or correspondence courses. A section on applications covers the process for undergraduate, graduate and professional schools, transcripts, letters of reference, acceptance, placement tests, and transfers. The next section discusses school administered financial aid, government social service aid, veterans programs, housing and energy assistance, and other resources. The following section describes how to request and find assistance with food, housing and energy assistance; transportation; child care and preschool education; medical services and insurance; and personal and academic assistance. A section on personal skills and issues looks at change and children, time management, parenting, and support groups. Appendixes list resources, tuition and fees at state public colleges and universities, and sample admissions and financial aid deadlines. Also included are a resource list, and helpful telephone numbers. (JB)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Admission, College Attendance, College Choice, College Students, Day Care, Goal Orientation, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Medical Services, Nontraditional Students, One Parent Family, Preschool Education, Public Colleges, Social Support Groups, Student Development, Student Financial Aid, Welfare Services
Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington