FREE GRANT money up to $10,000 for school with No Worker Left Behind - page 2
governor granholm began the no worker left behind (nwlb) initiative in august 2007. this is a great program in michigan that gives free money - yes free money - to qualified applicants to use in any... Read More
Jan 2, '09I agree, not all offices operate the same way. I just picked up my NWLB card today It has enough money on it for this semesters tuition and books. I can only use it at the college/bookstore. I applied for mine mid Dec and as I said picked up my funds today. I had already registered for my classes and my program starts on Jan 12th. Sometimes if you give them to much info they'll use it against you. I was accepted into the program in October. They mentioned the same thing to me about having to postpone if the money didn't come in on time and I said NOOOOOOOO. I didn't wait on a waitlist for a year for nothing. Worst case scenario would be to use some other source for the first semester and then use the NWLB funds for the second semester. Good luck to everyone
Jan 3, '09TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN GRANTED MONEY UNDER NO WORKER LEFT BEHIND:
Would you PLEASE enter the location of the Mich Works office that approved you ASAP?
I, for one and I am sure others will too, need to know what offices have admissions committees that will approve the NWLB funds so I can go to that office and apply with THEM!
If you are willing, please also give the name of your case worker so I can apply with the office and ask for that case worker, and any other helpful suggestions that helped get your approval, would be appreciated.
I went to the Pontiac office and they were terrible and denied me flat out.
I went to the Oxford office and they said I could re-apply in March after I completed my pre-reqs and AFTER I was ACCEPTED into the program but BEFORE I START the program to see if they will give me the grant.
I live in Oakland County, and I don't know if I am eligible outside of my county, but I will try anywhere in Michigan that I can reasonably drive to.
What Mich Works offices did you get your grant approved from??? :wink2:
Jan 3, '09I was told you have to complete your NWLB at which ever facility you attended your NWLB orientation...for me that was the Dearborn location in Wayne County...
Jan 5, '09RN2B73 which school do you attend and are you already in a Nursing program? Did NWLB pay for your pre-req's?
Jan 5, '09Perhaps this has already been asked/answered so forgive me if I'm repeating. When I went on the Michigan Works website and read the FAQ for NWLB, they said that they factor in your household income. Does this mean that they will look at my parent's income, even though I am an adult and I am not supported by my parents at all?
Jan 5, '09Quote from Sirena922HFCC is my college and I start on Monday the 12th!!!!! No they did not pay for my pre-reqs as I just got approved and all my pre-reqs were already completed, will they...I don't know. Sorry but good luck!RN2B73 which school do you attend and are you already in a Nursing program? Did NWLB pay for your pre-req's?
Jan 5, '09Quote from ToxicShockI guess that would depend on if you are laid off or not. If you are laid off, then they DO NOT factor in income at all. You are simply eligible if you have been laid off, which is what happened in my case. We make well over 40,000 and it had no impact, it wasn't even asked. What the exact requirements are otherwise, I am not sure...I do know that the family household income cannot exceed 40,000 and if you live with others then I'm sure their income would have to be included but you should check...Good Luck!Perhaps this has already been asked/answered so forgive me if I'm repeating. When I went on the Michigan Works website and read the FAQ for NWLB, they said that they factor in your household income. Does this mean that they will look at my parent's income, even though I am an adult and I am not supported by my parents at all?