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NEW - here is a video about Elizabeth, who is going to school at the University of Colorado via their Outreach School as a nontraditional student.

You can see more information about Colorado here on the Colorado Nontraditional Students page.

Here is the Some tips on how to fill out your FAFSA (2011) link too.

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Links, and the FAFSA form. What is it? Why you need it, more.


Even before you start searching for scholarships, the best thing to do is to try the FAFSA site FIRST for grants, scholarships or low-interest loans first (in case your scholarship doesn't materialize...)


The yellow box, (just scroll down to see it), has some more hints on how to correctly fill out your FAFSA form.

BUT FIRST: About the FAFSA form: it is on the official government site, and once you register, your information goes out to many different schools. If you qualify for a scholarship at a school, they will contact you. It is all done automatically. This is a great first step, because you may decide to start school with a student loan or grant, and then apply for a scholarship for the next year or for graduate school.


I know that some people fund their schooling sometimes on a credit card. That is NOT a wise decision. The interest rates alone can really be a problem, especially because most people have their hands full just paying for books and staying afloat when they are going back to school.

There is another good reason why credit cards aren't the best choice when paying for classes. There is the time factor - a scholarship and/or a government loan should allow you to pay when your college is done, and not before. So - doing your FAFSA can really help, in more ways than one.


The next president elected will, I hope, review and fix the scholarship and loan process and offer students low-interest government loans, and allow people to cancel their debt with service. If they do, I may head back to school yet again.



You will need your tax forms to fill this out. Remember to save each page as you fill it out. Also: the earlier you fill it out, the better. You can use the FAFSA information to enroll for regular or for online classes. Each year in January, you get to fill out a NEW fafsa form. Always redo this form once a year.

Each time you fill out a page, click the "save" button at the bottom to make sure the site keeps your information. If you do not, you run the risk of losing all your work and having to start over! This happened to me twice. Now I know better.



This web page is made to help you find other sources for funding your college experience - - FREE ones, if possible. Scholarships or grants are much better than loans, because you never have to pay them back.

On-line Hints and Orientation for the Non-Traditional Student

Non-Trad Student Strategies page at the Fresch Site


Financial Aid Resource Center


Non-Trad Student

Fresch Strategies page

Fresch Info. Free Web

Scholarship Search

Scholarship Search

Federal Scholarship And Grant Links
hand pointing right Click here to go to see even more scholarship and grant links (on Page 2)
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Are you a non-traditional student who has always wanted to go back to school? You may already be in school, or are thinking about it.

You have come to the right place.

Just pull up a chair, and navigate our free pages and links.


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