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October 18th, 2009
02:46 PM ET

Finding Financial Aid for College

The Dow seems to be recovering, but how about your own personal finances? On Saturday we devoted an entire hour to answering questions about your dollar dilemmas. One of the big areas of concern - finding financial aid for college.

We put that question to personal financial experts, Ken and Daria Dolan.

Josh Levs has also interviewed Tally Hart, a financial aid officer at Ohio State University, about how to find the money you need to go to college.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
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    As someone whose job went away after 9-11, i trained as an RN for a new career. It was a bad move.

    1.) i am too old to get a loan – no cosigner. required to be a FT student, i did not have the income to qualify for student loans. I had to use credit cards – now at 30% and my 401K and got hit with huge penalties. The IRS will not allow for your books if you buy them on amazon cheaper instead of the school bookstore = 10% penalty.

    2.) Nursing shortage is ALL hype. no one is hiring. especially new grads. lots of nurses from the philipines tho, who are hostile to those not philipines. when i did get a job i was subject to work place violence.

    3.) now i have no house, 30% debt, health problems (as a result of the violence) and no 401k or savings.

    Advice to others: Don't become a nurse! be aware of hype that schools will propagate in order to get your dollar! You WILL pay a huge penalty if you use your 401K for education. Don't believe it when they say its allowed.

    October 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm |