ERIC Number: ED430441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Financial Aid: A Resource for Women, 6th Edition.
Ehrhart, Julie Kuhn; Lepof, Amanda
This guide to student financial aid for women explains different types of federal grant and loan programs, describes specific independent scholarships, and directs students on how to apply for such aid. An introduction points out that Americans tend to overestimate the price of college and also notes the average salary benefits of attending college for women. The next section offers suggestions for sources of information about educational opportunities and financial aid. Next, some of the alternative ways for part-time students to get a degree are summarized, such as weekend colleges and external degree programs. The process of getting credit through testing is then explained. Specific sources of financial aid are briefly explained, including institutional aid, the various federal financial aid programs, and tax credit programs. The final section describes 25 independent scholarship programs. World Wide Web addresses for further information are provided throughout the booklet. (Contains 26 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Degrees (Academic), Federal Aid, Females, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Paying for College, Prior Learning, Reentry Students, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. Program on the Status and Education of Women.