In Reply to: Re: Advice, anyone? (reposted from journeys) posted by Mr. Don on January 11, 2008 at 06:07:56:
I have worked at a university and all that Don is saying is right on. There is one more thing, universities will help (after you become a resident of a state). With only one application you will have access to many scholarships. If you work for a university, in many cases your children will go there for free or with a hefty discount. Some scholarships are based on need and if your children become independent from you, such as living separate from your residence and several of them could live together, they can claim not to have a great income.
There is also the Pell Grant, that one doesn't have to pay back (this is first-come-first-served). In many cases, special circumstances open doors. Have your children talk to an advisor, some are good but some are great!
In some cases, it also depends on the major. The federal govmt has big pushes for the sciences and engineering, particularly for females. Some areas are better than others. Age is also important and plays a role.
Shoot me an email if you have more questions.