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Bio Statement Obama's Scholarship For Mom's - How to Get One

President Obama pledged $12 billion to improve college facilities, increase enrollment and boost graduation rates. He has also increased the Federal Pell Grant limit from $4010 to $5100 when he took office and has increased it again to $5350 for the 2009-2010 academic school year. President Obama is dedicated to funding education and encouraging higher education by making scholarships for mom's more available.

Other initiatives that President Obama has pushed for is for states to grant full unemployment benefits to recipients who are enrolled in a college degree program. The intent is to provide an incentive for unemployed workers to attend college. Also, financial aid counselors have been encouraged to work with students who have lost their jobs in looking for ways for them to receive more federal grant money if they return to school and pay off tax refund anticipation loan.

Other ways to save money when you are looking at higher education is to look to a community college with two-year programs. These institutions are generally more affordable that private or even state colleges and they offer schedules of classes with the needs of working adults in mind. There are even specific scholarships for individuals pursuing a two-year degree program.

So, you have picked you major and where you would like to attend - how do you proceed in applying for grants and scholarships? The first step would be to visit the relevant site to apply for federal financial aid. In fact, FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and on this site you can determine what you will qualify for and how much aid you will receive. When you complete this form it is accessible to all institutions you apply to saving you time from completing individual applications and numerous colleges.

Before you get started you need to gather some basic information before you get started. First print out the FAFSA worksheet. Documents and information you will need to gather together include: your social security number, drivers license number, tax returns, bank statements, and investment records.

Eligibility requirements to receive financial aid are you have to be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen, have a valid social security number, have a high school diploma or GED, be enrolled or accepted to a school who participates in the federal grant program and be working towards a degree, demonstrate financial need, do not owe a refund to a federal grant or default on a federal student loan and have no drug convictions while receiving financial aid.

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