Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Beyond Financial Aid:

... A Guide to Extra Help for Low-Income Adult Students, was recently added to MassLegalHelp's website. This title fills a critical gap between sources on financial aid and those on public benefits.  "Public programs can offer support, but sometimes the rules about who is eligible for public benefits, such as housing assistance, food stamps, or unemployment insurance, are different for students. This booklet will help you determine which public benefits may be available to you and your family while you go to school." Thanks to the authors Deborah Harris of Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, and Ruthie Liberman from Crittenton Women’s Union for making this available.