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Important FAFSA Facts for Homeschoolers

Important FAFSA Facts for Homeschoolers
Each year, the government doles out 150 billion dollars in education grants. Almost everyone can get some kind of aid, whether it's in the form of gra...
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Guest — Chris James
Thanks for sharing such a great blog!!! keep sharing such a great blog, that would help homeschooler.
Monday, 07 October 2019 08:50
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So You Have to Fill Out the FAFSA...Again?

So You Have to Fill Out the FAFSA...Again?
Yep. It's October. And, for anyone with children in college that means filling out the FAFSA every year. Whether you, the parent, or the student does ...
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Dear Christy, Yes. The FAFSA application form is only sent to each school you list. So you would want to list the colleges that ... Read More
Monday, 23 September 2019 21:44
Guest — Christy W
Should we put down all possible colleges/universities our son may attend since we are waiting for acceptance letters?
Monday, 23 September 2019 18:06
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Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

Encouraging Girls in Math and Science
There are more girls going to college than there are boys.  Girls are in the majority, so they are less likely to receive admission and financial aid.....  except in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  In those areas, girls are still in the minority.   You can encourage your young women to pursue a college major in STEM, and it might improve their chances of admission and financial aid.  One of my clients recommended Expanding Your Horizons conferences...
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Unexpected Benefits of the PSAT

Unexpected Benefits of the PSAT
There are lots of benefits of taking the PSAT; practicing for an important test, receiving financial aid for college.  Last week I found an unexpected benefit!  When children see a public school environment, it can have surprisingly positive consequences!  This letter from Sheri explains what her son learned in school the day he took the PSAT. What a Difference a Day Makes!Hi Lee,I thought you might enjoy hearing about my son's day (well, really just a...
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  • Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps

    "Occupational Education" is the easiest class you will ever teach! It is a homeschool requirement in some states (i.e. Washington State). I'm convinced it's the easiest class to cover in your homeschool.

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    Here are five easy steps:

    1. Wait until your child becomes motivated by money
    2. Your child will seek (or be forced to seek) a job
    3. Count
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  • Nice Soft Boundaries for Homeschool English

    I'm a big fan of providing nice soft boundaries for homeschool english, rather than hard and fast rules.

    One mom was struggling to balance English for her reluctant readers. It can be hard to figure out how much time to spend reading and writing - particularly with struggling readers and writers who may suffer and struggle through the process.  Here are
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  • Homeschool Socialization - What You Need to Know

    Socialization is not about a group of kids all the same age always being together. True socialization doesn't happen in a bubble and is about people of ALL ages interacting with one another. When kids are feeling alone, then getting out into the world can provide the socialization they are craving. 

    How to encourage homeschool socialization. 

    Homeschool socialization. That seems to be

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  • Seven Reasons to Study History

    When I was in school, we learned about the world in seemingly unrelated snippets. My teachers called the subject Social Studies .

    • We might start the year studying Chinese culture.
    • Then we'd study the Pilgrims because it was getting close to Thanksgiving.
    • Then we'd take a break to study the Plains Indians and build miniature teepees.

    Social Studies remains a core

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