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Hello All!

Hope this Monday finds each and everyone of you VERY well!

I have a question (to add to my many many :blush: ):

My husband has his degree in Information Technology Management (basically he is a computer geek.. :whistle: ).

When he first arrived last November, we thought "No Problem"...apply and he will get something; that was totally NOT the case. One year later he is working in Property Management with me and at a restaurant.

He wants to go back to school, to add an additional IT degree, but we are not sure where to start.

Are there any government programs that will help him with school?

Do we complete the FAFSA, and then if so, what do we use for previous year's income, it was only 1 month's worth?

Any suggestions or advice is GREATLY appreciated...as always!

Yvette

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Hello All!

Hope this Monday finds each and everyone of you VERY well!

I have a question (to add to my many many :blush: ):

My husband has his degree in Information Technology Management (basically he is a computer geek.. :whistle: ).

When he first arrived last November, we thought "No Problem"...apply and he will get something; that was totally NOT the case. One year later he is working in Property Management with me and at a restaurant.

He wants to go back to school, to add an additional IT degree, but we are not sure where to start.

Are there any government programs that will help him with school?

Do we complete the FAFSA, and then if so, what do we use for previous year's income, it was only 1 month's worth?

Any suggestions or advice is GREATLY appreciated...as always!

Yvette

If your husband has his GC then he can qualify for Pell Grant and student loans. When you fill out the FAFSA you will include both your incomes from the previous yr. My husband has a 3 yr technical certificate in computer science in Algeria and is in his second year studying computer networking here in the US. He qualified for full pell grant that has paid for everything including books. Ask the college your husband wants to go to, what evaluation service they require you to use. He will have to get his university transcript evaluated before they will let him attend. We used World Education Services(WES) http://www.wes.org/ because that is what Hachemi's college told us they accepted. If I remember correctly, Pell grant is for undergraduate programs. If his degree evaluates into a bachelors degree he may not can qualify. You wont know until his degree is evaluated. I think he can still get student loans either way.

Good luck.

Meriem (F)

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Thank You sooo much!!! :thumbs:

Hello All!

Hope this Monday finds each and everyone of you VERY well!

I have a question (to add to my many many :blush: ):

My husband has his degree in Information Technology Management (basically he is a computer geek.. :whistle: ).

When he first arrived last November, we thought "No Problem"...apply and he will get something; that was totally NOT the case. One year later he is working in Property Management with me and at a restaurant.

He wants to go back to school, to add an additional IT degree, but we are not sure where to start.

Are there any government programs that will help him with school?

Do we complete the FAFSA, and then if so, what do we use for previous year's income, it was only 1 month's worth?

Any suggestions or advice is GREATLY appreciated...as always!

Yvette

If your husband has his GC then he can qualify for Pell Grant and student loans. When you fill out the FAFSA you will include both your incomes from the previous yr. My husband has a 3 yr technical certificate in computer science in Algeria and is in his second year studying computer networking here in the US. He qualified for full pell grant that has paid for everything including books. Ask the college your husband wants to go to, what evaluation service they require you to use. He will have to get his university transcript evaluated before they will let him attend. We used World Education Services(WES) http://www.wes.org/ because that is what Hachemi's college told us they accepted. If I remember correctly, Pell grant is for undergraduate programs. If his degree evaluates into a bachelors degree he may not can qualify. You wont know until his degree is evaluated. I think he can still get student loans either way.

Good luck.

Meriem (F)

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As always, great information Meriem! Thank you!

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Hello All!

Hope this Monday finds each and everyone of you VERY well!

I have a question (to add to my many many :blush: ):

My husband has his degree in Information Technology Management (basically he is a computer geek.. :whistle: ).

When he first arrived last November, we thought "No Problem"...apply and he will get something; that was totally NOT the case. One year later he is working in Property Management with me and at a restaurant.

He wants to go back to school, to add an additional IT degree, but we are not sure where to start.

Are there any government programs that will help him with school?

Do we complete the FAFSA, and then if so, what do we use for previous year's income, it was only 1 month's worth?

Any suggestions or advice is GREATLY appreciated...as always!

Yvette

Another thing to consider is to get certified. Networking certifications, Java, oracle, .. certifications. If he's a geek as you said, he can use his knowledge to get some of these certifications, and they are highly regarded in the IT job market.

Depends on where you live, there are counties who provide adults and community education classes in their public schools. They have preparation classes for these certifications.

I would suggest you visit your neighborhood public library, they must have information about this.

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