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What should you do with your Pell Grant refund?

What is the Pell Grant? The Pell Grant is a federal grant that helps low income students pay for college. This money is sent by...

How to Save $$$ on Textbooks

Textbooks can be really expensive. How can you save some money? Here are a couple of ideas: Check eBay or Amazon. - Rachael Some...

What are some supports or services that you think colleges should...

We asked "More and more states are providing foster youth with tuition waivers. What other supports or services do you think colleges should be...

How do you Handle Holiday Stress

The holidays can be very stressful. It seems like everyone is spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with their family. You may feel pressured to spend...

What life lessons has adversity taught you?

To always keep a positive outlook on all situations. - Austin There is no one in this world who you can truly count on but yourself....

Lee’s Story

Third time’s a charm My name is Daniel but everyone calls me Lee.  I graduated from Appalachian State University (ASU) in 2015 with a degree...
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I Am Not a Statistic

Alexis’s Story

Getting Outside My Comfort Zone. My name is Alexis. I’m a junior at Western Michigan University. Doing things outside of my comfort zone changed my...

Yesica’s Story

  It was really hard for me to go back to school, I was scared and didn’t have a lot of self-confidence.  I was worried...

Bette’s Story

Social Justice for Forster Care Youth I’m twenty-eight and a grad student in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. I entered foster care...

Because of Foster Care I Can…

See current and former foster youth's true worth. - Kathy J. Quickly read a kitchen and open the silverware drawer on the first try. -...