Can you help me help my brother apply for college?
I have two siblings. I’m the eldest, my sister is the middle, and my half brother is the youngest.
My mom died my freshman year in college. I had the true blessing of being private schooled, so with my college prep advisors and my mom, it was easy for me to do the whole college application process/consideration.My sister was next, but my mom was already gone and I was off at school. So our aunt helped her. But she pretty much did the process on her own.
Now, nine years after I applied and got accepted, and with my brother living 1000 miles away with my stepdad (his real father) who simply doesn’t value higher education, or doing anything beyond the call of “being the man that brings home the money,” and in a public school that’s obviously slacking, my brother doesn’t have the resources we did.
I just started helping him, as I just had the “come to Jesus meeting” that I needed to do this. I am talking to him about FAFSA, and applying to college, etc. and his school hasn’t even mentioned FAFSA yet!
He is graduation HS in May, and will start at Louisiana Technical College (where it sounds like he actually has a few dual enrollment credits completed) in Summer or Fall. He will live at home for college.
I am going to do my best, as will my sister, to assist. But I’m hoping you all can just dump EVERYTHING you can remember about the application process you can remember. . . I just don’t want to miss anything and be at a disadvantage.
He’s truly my favorite person on this planet (well, it’s a tie between him and my wife, but neither of them need know that.
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