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Got a Green Card? lets go to school for free!!!
c
3 May 2009 23:23
Wassup;
I will be glad to inform and help any US Green Card holder how he or she can go back to school, get your Associate Degree, Bachelor or whatever you want.
Don't waste your time in stupid/dirty jobs!! go to school get your degree you can have a high qualified job.
FREE, yes you don't have to pay a dime, all your education will be payed by the government, as permanent resident you are eligible to financial aid as any other citizen.
I would like to share my experience, so feel free to ask me any question.
4 May 2009 04:57
sorry guysSmiling Smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/08/2009 08:40 by NYorkaise.
A Tanja ya 3aleya... 3aleya be sewariha....aye layellah...
c
4 May 2009 06:38
That's not true, it's always someone tell me..., according to .... Did you verify these information? how cam your friend can't get job since 2001??? that not serious.
It's free, since you can get a Federal Financing Aid, I'm not talking about Loan that you have to pay pack after you graduate, I'm talking about grant that you are illegible for if you are a Green Card holder.
I posted this thread because most of winners of GC have great profile back in the country but once here they automatically get non qualified jobs!!
Lot off people have this idea that studies in US is expensive and we can't afford it. Yes, it is expensive but as permanent resident with income less than 20K per year you can go to school for nothing!!!
... wa bali kbal mayssali ...
8 May 2009 04:37
sorry guysSmiling Smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/08/2009 08:35 by NYorkaise.
A Tanja ya 3aleya... 3aleya be sewariha....aye layellah...
a
8 May 2009 20:01
Chaiba !

I am a green card holder and looking for more info how to get financial aid to go back to school, would appreciate it if you can share your experience.

Thanks a lot.
k
8 May 2009 20:14
Well mr chaiba ,

salam3alikom , and i would like to thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us

your fellow Moroccans .

Actually, I do have a bachelor degree in computer science from back home and i have been living in the u.s for about 2 years.

indeed, I do find that studies in the u.s are very expensive and unfordable for a new immigrant like me , and i don't want to apply for a student loan .

Could you tell me what do ? , where to go ? , and maybe from where to start ?

thank very much for your good intentions and time .

khalid
c
8 May 2009 21:18
Good decision.
The rule here is the same whether you have a bachelor or master back in your country, you need an equivalence.
How does it work?
An accredited equivalence agency have to evaluate your credential and send you and the school of your choice the equivalence in US system, this equivalence can be translated as hour classes.
I'm gonna give you an example (just an example): let's tell you have a bachelor degree in Morocco:
The equivalence you will have here is:
Algebra: 16 hours
Statistics: 12 hours
Science: 8 hours
Computer programing: 35 hours
Now you want to apply to a university to have a US degree, the registration department will evaluate what you have with what you need. For example, to get a bachelor in computer science here you need:
Algebra: 20 hours
Statistics: 12 hours
Science: 8 hours
Computer programing: 40 hours
English: 12 hours
Law: 6 hours
That's mean that you will need to take: 4 hours of algebra, 5 in computer programing, 12 in English and 6 in law.
That's make sense for you?
Again, this is just an example, my idea is that, what ever you have back in the country you need to have the equivalence with a us hour classes.
For my case, I have an ISTA degree in morocco, and also in an field I don't really like, so I prefer to study all over again, that will help to improve my English, know people and the country very well and quickly than anything else.

Now, this is what I did here in DFW-Texas.

Well, first, try to stay in the same county for at least one year. Why? So you can pay instate tuition, for my example, I pay $50/hour instead of $120.
Try to apply to the community college in your county, community college are cheaper and you will have the same credit as if you are in a university, after you take the maximum you can in a college, then transfer to a university.
For Texas, it's mandatory to take a test before to enroll in college. I don't know if it's the case in other state too. But, don;t worry, it's easy and you can find book for preparation in any public library for free. I took the taste after more than ten years of my high school and I did very well. The test is in Mathematics (algebra), righting and comprehension.
You will need a transcript of your High School diploma, you can send it to any accredited agency to do it.
Now lets talk about money.
You can apply online in the FAFSA website (www.fafsa.ed.gov) the application is free, but try to apply at time, you can check in your college website to see the deadlines. Deadlines change depend to which session you want to apply to.
You have to be honest when you fill-out the forms.
The FAFSA will give you something anyway:
they can give you a federal pell-grant, it's free money that you don't have to pay back,
they can give you a loan, credit with very low interest that you have to start paying it back 6 months after your graduation.
They can give you school job, you will work in the campus to help you pay your tuition
they can also combine three of them, for example you can have %70 pell-grant and 30%loan or something like this.
But if you really don't have good/stable job, and you depend in your self, they will pay your tuition, give you some extra money and also a school job! this is my case Smiling Smiley
The FAFSA gives you an answer in two weeks, they inform your college and you have to do is to register, then they will pay your tuition and send you the rest of money to your account.
The FAFSA will give you a certain amount for the whole studies. For example, for two years in college they can give you $14k but they will send you the money before the beginning of each semester, that's make sense!
Also, to get the full financial aid, you have to take a full credit hour which is 4 classes minimum and comparing with our system in Morocco, for classes is nothing, I'm taking six and working in the same time Smiling Smiley
For the grades, they don't say anything, but you should not drop off classes.

I hope I did not forget something, feel free to ask me any question.

Also keep in mind this:
You are a permanent resident, the difference between you and a citizen is only the passport and the right to presidential vote. Otherwise, you can do what ever you want.
Your are not an International Student.
College is cheaper than university and the quality of education is better, the classes are not dense, so you can understand easily and react with teacher more.
The average salary for an Associate Degree (2year college) in the USA is $45000 per year.
There is no limit in education, you can start working with an association degree, and study for a bachelor in the same time.
Education here is very easy, in English you will do better than native-English speakers
If you think to change your location, come to Texas Smiling Smiley Marhaba bikoum, khassni ghali ywanassni
k
14 May 2009 14:55
Thanks a lot chaiba
But I live in virginia and my income is > 40k the you think that I'll get a federal grant for my studies ?
s
14 May 2009 15:03
hi there
thank you chaiba
i dont live in the states but i do admire your gesture Welcome
c
14 May 2009 18:45
Khalidus: probably you will not be eligible for grant but at least you will get a loan! something less than 5% interest that you will start paying 6 months after your graduation. It's better than nothing. If now you can make >40K with a degree you will probably make >100K Smiling Smiley

Salma49: you are welcome sister Winking smiley
:: chaïba sawfa ya3oud ::
s
15 May 2009 12:24
cheeeeeers mateSmiling Smiley
c
20 October 2009 22:14
hi my name is karim i just moved to the US about 2 years ago and i would like to finish my school now i also have a degree from the ISTA ( electromechanique des system automatise ) what do i have to start with???? i was told that i have to contact this company called WES to get my degree credential and that wes require that the ISTA and the SCHOOL where i got Diplôme du Baccalauréat to send them my grades but i dont think that the school in my contry will do that because you know the system , so what do you think i can do /? i can translate them and submit them .

can you send me and email or phone number where i can contact you it will be verry appreciated

thanks
karim

[email protected]
c
2 November 2009 20:02
Well ba Karim, I hope our discussion in "private" was helpful. Don't forget to update this post with any new information. Cheers
:: chaïba sawfa ya3oud ::
d
14 April 2011 18:30
i am a green card holder and arrived in this country not long ago. i completed high school in ma country and want to complete a degree in Pharmacy here. The cost is knda high so i wud like to get a grant from the government to pursue ma course. ma dad make 100k a day and i make abt 50k a day. with this income do u think i will get the grant and what are the requirements and advantage of me getting the grant. wud be happy if u get bak to me quickly.
Thank you
z
7 August 2011 23:48
hey. i just got into america a month ago from pakistan. currently i am doing my a levels which is eqvuilant to last year of my high school. i have to apply for university next year. i plan to go back to complete my a levels and then come next year. will i be granted loan? and please can u tell me what is the procedure to apply for it. thanku
f
14 August 2012 00:11
Quote
chaïba kadim
That's not true, it's always someone tell me..., according to .... Did you verify these information? how cam your friend can't get job since 2001??? that not serious.
It's free, since you can get a Federal Financing Aid, I'm not talking about Loan that you have to pay pack after you graduate, I'm talking about grant that you are illegible for if you are a Green Card holder.
I posted this thread because most of winners of GC have great profile back in the country but once here they automatically get non qualified jobs!!
Lot off people have this idea that studies in US is expensive and we can't afford it. Yes, it is expensive but as permanent resident with income less than 20K per year you can go to school for nothing!!!
... wa bali kbal mayssali ...

Hey, i have a green card and i moved here 2 month ago and i want to apply for a college but it is too expensive andi don't have a cosigner to get a loan so how do i go to school for free as ur saying? how do i get that financial aid?
f
14 August 2012 00:12
Hey, i have a green card and i moved here 2 month ago and i want to apply for a college but it is too expensive andi don't have a cosigner to get a loan so how do i go to school for free as ur saying? how do i get that financial aid?
A
1 October 2012 04:57
Hi there!
First I really appreciate what you are doing here! So many useful informations.
My question is what can I do with a Notaire diploma from Morocco here in the US.
Thank you!
2 October 2012 18:07
Salam everyone,

The main thing is that you do not get full "free education" in the U.S.
Depending on your personnal situation (the means, if you have a job etc.) you can eventually apply for financial aid. You will consequently be able to register in some universities for a determined period of time.

But bear in mind that you might have to take specific classes during 6 months, 1 or up to 2 years before being able to start the program you initially applied for (mandatory).

Aminiz about your diploma I do not think that you can ask for an equivalency in the U.S. since the Common Law system is completely different.
You may be able to integrate a graduate student program to study tough...

If you have questions or need further precisions I would recommend getting in touch with a number of non profit organization that help expatriates with all the hurdles they can face.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/02/2012 06:08 by lolotte69.
b
4 October 2012 07:03
me and my boyfriend are getting married my status is illigal right now but eventually i'm gonna get a green card so how soon I can start going to school and is possible for me to apply for financial aid?
H
26 October 2012 00:41
Hi Chaiba,

I do have some questions:
Im married to an american citizen. i have the green card and would love to go to university.

When applying for federal student loans, do they considered my husbands income?


Thanks

Heidy
n
10 November 2012 15:03
Bob Smith => you can start as soon as you get social security number and file your taxes

Heidy, yes they will consider your husband income because they consider you both as a single familly when they proceed your application.
even if you dont get things right away, you can manage things arround, for example you can get your money back, that was specnt on school, for up 2400$ a year.... there is ways to work things as long as you re willing to get some education
m
15 January 2013 23:48
my step dad has a green card and he would like to go to school. hes never graduated mediate, intermediate, or high school. can he go to college? if not what would he have to go to go to college? and what are the programs to get him started?
b
23 February 2013 13:08
What kind of financial aid could a green card holder receive for his graduate studies ( Ph.D. in Pharmacy) bearing in mind that my wife is an American Citizen and I am Green Card holder? We both are not currently working and we have no income. I applied for a Ph.D. in Pharmacy in one of the University in the U.S and will be interested to apply for financial aid. What do you recommend us to have , Loans, Grants , Tuition Waiver.........etc? What is the difference between all these terms?
r
rsl
13 March 2013 04:05
heloo nice to hear all above stuffs,
can you brief meh how to get free study there in usa afta getting green card?

thanks
K
8 April 2013 22:38
Hi,
I'm 20 years old anf i'm going to be a green card holder on july because i'm going to US in july through
the green card lottery .I wanted to ask some questions.
Which documents from gymnasium should you have to apply to community college ,how much does it cost
,how long is the community college and the important question ,what is the difference between a
community college and a University ?
M
21 April 2013 11:53
Please can you help me get this email to El Houcine Fardani at the Moroccan embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Many thanks for your assistance.

Dear Mr Fardani

My name is Mohamed Arsalani, a British national residing in Brunei Darussalam, south east Asia.

I am writing in reference to the article "Boujam'a died unnoticed", which appeared on 'hespress.com' Wednesday 17th April 2013. The article is about Boujam'a, a Moroccan descendent who lived all his life in Vietnam. He left behind a Vietnamese wife and two children. There is a family of 12 people related to Boujam'a living in a village called Dao Hoang, 150 km from Hanoi.

I would very much appreciate your assistance as I am planning to pay a visit to the family of Boujam'a in June 2013. This is a humanitarian visit to offer financial assistance to his family and close relatives.

For you information I have never been to Vietnam and don't speak Vietnamese. Thus I am contacting you to find out if you are able to coordinate this humanitarian endeavour to reach out for our Moroccan nationals.

I trust to hear from you shortly so that we can talk further about the assistance I need from your side.

Best wishes

Mohamed Arsalani
+6738801602
Bandar Seri Begawan
Brunei Darussalam
[email protected]
h
21 May 2013 17:41
does that aswell go for a person that wants to go back to high school and finish their two years, and they arent from America, from the Islands. But the green card has been taking its time coming because it was being made in December of 2012. Can a person go to school with out a green card in the US?
Please do e-mail me.
m
23 June 2013 13:54
Hi.

@chaïba kadim
I have a question about this whole studying with green card. I have been searching online and found out that who already got a bachelor degree even if from another country cannot get any grants from FAFSA, can only get loans. How could you manage to study free? Please help. I also want to study in the same way you did, but just because i have a worthless bachelor's degree from my country i cannot study free...
thanks
hozi
k
22 July 2013 17:38
Hi,
I have a simple question i have a green card and got English bachelor's degree from Iraq my question is can i continue studying here for master degree ? or i have to go back to complete 4 years to get my bachelor degree ? or green card holder can go to another country to study ?
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