How to get info on paying for school (and how I paid for school)
Did you know that Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. supports The Hispanic Scholarship Fund? It is so important for us to recognize WHY a brand would invest in the future through a fund like this – it's because they KNOW there is value in educating the leaders of tomorrow! I wish I had known about The Hispanic Scholarship Fund when I was younger, going to school. One of the biggest challenges I see with those going to college is that they are unaware of what resources are available to help them get through school, be it part-time on-campus jobs, financial aid, grants, or even internships!
I struggled to go to college – I thought going in the Army was the only way to pay for school when my parents told me they would not be paying for college in Spring of my senior year of high school. Yes, that was a very rough time for me personally and within my family. And because of that, I don't want my kids to struggle with funding for college. My daughter is 17 and a high school junior so we are getting lots of offers from schools and she has even gone on some school tours. It's now more important than ever that we are having conversations about how to pay for school, looking at which schools fit our budget, and looking for alternative ways to fund her education. These real conversations can totally sneak up on you if you are not prepared. She was just in Kindergarten last week it seems!
By going in the Army, I got the GI Bill to pay for the first two years of school but it didn't cover everything; I still had to buy books, lodging, food, and school supplies. I got grants, loans, and joined a program through the VA to help pay for school. I talked to the financial aid office alot when trying to figure out ways to pay for my schooling. We didn't have the internet to make things easy like they are now! I researched and and found ways to pay for school through special grants and programs that I applied for. Research and becoming educated about funding my education were key to my obtaining not only the two Bachelor's of Arts degrees I got but also in getting my Master's Degree.
These days you can search online for college financing information but you can also look for displays from your favorite brands, like Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., in stores like Walmart, promoting programs like The Hispanic Scholarship Fund. They really want YOU to apply to this program to help you get through school and go on to do great things in your life!
Are you ready to see how to make college an option for your kids or yourself?