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financial aid for collegeWhat do you want to know about financial aid for college? Considering the country’s economic turmoil in 2009, EducationGrant.com certainly picked a good year to launch a college financing blog. Not surprisingly, the posts that attracted the most readers were those that focused on how to get scholarships and grants.

Here are the top 5 EducationGrant blog posts of 2009:

1. Single Mom Scholarships

2. 10 Scholarships for Women

3. Pell Grant Application Process

4. Financial Aid for Single Mothers: Grants

5. Student Loan Forgiveness

With the latest numbers on average student loan debt rising to $23,000, the demand for scholarships and grants and a better financial aid system will surely be intense in 2010. No one has all the answers to the question of paying for college, so EducationGrant.com invites readers to share their personal experience, ideas, and suggestions with each other and the entire EducationGrant community next year.

We’ll be back on Monday, January 4th. Best wishes for a safe and happy New Year holiday.

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Each year, the U.S. government provides more than $100 billion in federal financial aid to help students pay for higher education. “I’m Going,” the Federal Student Aid website, shares the stories of a few of these students. In one video, Delia describes how she got help with the financial aid application, then turned around and helped her single mom to go to college, too:

“My mom learned from me! She went back to school and got her GED. Then I helped her fill out the Free Application! In two years, she became a nurse.”

As of 2007, there were 10.4 million single moms living with children under age 18 in the U.S., and it’s probably a safe bet to say that many, if not most, are heroes to their children. Being a mom is not easy; being single mom is even tougher. You’ll find stories all over the Internet about both single and married parents who inspired their children to pursue dreams and goals never accessible to the parents themselves. Delia’s story is a treat.

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