need suggestions from single parents going to school - page 2

by monimont30

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hi all! this is my first time posting on this site. I am a 29 year old single mother of a 12 month old. I was terminated from my job when I was 6 mos pregnant. So I've been unemployed for over a year. I don't want to go back to... Read More


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    My suggestion is to apply for cash assistance, because this will help you to qualify for help paying for day care and keeping free medical as well as good stamps, etc. they will also help you file for child support and pay other costs.

    The way I see it, it's better for someone to be on assistance while pursuing a trade school than to just be on assistance without a plan to get off.

    HTH!
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    Hi monimont30. I am also starting the Northwest class in Pasadena this mOnday the 13. I am not a single mom but i do have a 2 year old and I know exactly what you mean by leaving your child. BUT it will be worth it when you graduate and you are able to prove that it was all worth while. I am attending the 6pm-10pm so if you are attending that one, we can study together and make sure we pull each other up. DO NOT GIVE UP!!!. yes the tuition is 30K but it is well worth it!! I am so determined to pass even if i have to give up my hobbies and sacrifice time. I work full time so I know YOU CAN DO IT!!! Think about it this way I think we are both just as nervous but we are doing it for our family! Take care


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