I'm a complete newbie to college so please bare with me!
I am 26 year old single-parent. I currently live on my own and was working as healthcare worker for Seniors until I was laid off in June. I have been searching for a job pretty much everywhere since with no luck.
Anyways, my savings are almost completely tapped out and I don't know what to do next. I'm thinking about going to college but I don't know the first thing about getting started or what my options are.
I've heard of BOG which I guess pays your tuition? I've also heard of FAFSA which is supposed to give you money for books, etc.
Do these programs pay per semester? Just once?
I'm half Asian and half African American so I'm wondering if I have other options such as grants or scholarships I could apply for. I'm hoping I can end up with a small amount of spending cash to help pay some of my bills like gas, car insurance and my cell phone.
Can anyone help me out or point me in the right direction?
I am located in Sacramento, CA and am looking at going to a college around here - I am close to Cosumnes River College, Sac City, Sac State and American River College.