It seems like everyone is talking about how more women need to go into technical careers. For a while I considered studying computer science. But I found myself craving something more tangible.
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My family has always been economically vulnerable — something a recent survey, called GenForward, from the University of Chicago, says is common among black and Latino youth.
“There was a lot of shock and a lot of fear. Shock because I never thought that it would happen to me. And fear because I knew how I was going to be treated.”
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with student loan payments.” ― Abigail Adams
I spent the first eight or so years of my life oblivious of my autism label. My parents broke the news to me in fourth grade. And when they told me, I started crying.
Nearly 70 percent of college freshmen said they had “some” or “major” concerns about having enough funds to complete school.
13 students from Oxford High School worked with administrators to write and record personal stories and play them over the morning announcements.
I look at my parents, who never went to college, and how they live paycheck to paycheck. It’s not the future I want for myself. But without financial aid, I may not have a choice.
In short, if a parent is not available as a co-signer, there is no obvious alternative.