With the pace of higher-education costs consistently on the rise faster than the general Consumer Price Index (CPI), understanding the alternatives and opportunities you and your child or grandchild may have regarding financial aid is more important than ever.
Did you know that in the 2010-2011 academic year, more than $227 billion in financial aid (grants, federal loans, federal work-study and federal tax credits and deductions) was awarded to undergraduate students? The average amount of aid for a full-time student was $11,500, including $6,000 in grants that don’t have to be repaid.*
So there I was, minding my own business, on my way to Ruston on Saturday morning to meet my new landlord when the car in front of me slowed down and pulled over for no apparent reason. I looked around to see what was going on. I checked the rearview. Blue lights.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but every time I see those blue lights all of my internal organs seem to jump up at once — all except my heart. My heart sinks. This can’t be good.
I pulled over too and a Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s deputy begins walking towards my window.