Monday, 23 May 2011

Paying For College With Scholarships, Grants, And Loans

If you have a child that will be graduating from high school, you most have explored financial aid options. You may be happy, and proud and somewhat relieved that your child is graduating. It is certainly a milestone in a teenager's life to graduate. As a parent it is time to celebrate that your child has made it through high school, however, you may have mixed feelings about them leaving the nest and the financial burden of paying for college.

However high school graduation is not the end of the road. In fact, it is one stepping stone to possibly tougher challenges that are on the horizon in the succeeding years, obtaining a college degree.

You may have already thought about this but, it is time to get serious about how you are going to finance four years of college. At most colleges tuition fees and other fees are increasing.

You certainly need to plan ahead of time to avoid any problems, and to assure that your child has a smooth transition from high school into college. You will want to be financially prepared. It is best to start early, so that you are prepared, especially if any unexpected problems arise.

If you are or you think you may be faced with financial problems, it is important that you know that there are options available for your child. Take the time to read up on the subject so that you are familiar with the options that are available.

Grants-You may have heard that there money available from the government as well as other agencies that you can apply for. You need to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Once the application has been completed, send it and it will be reviewed and if your child qualifies, he/she will be entitled to a stipend. At this point, you then need to provide the name of the college your child plans to attend.
Scholarships- If your child is athletically inclined or has a very high grade point average or both, you may have the option to apply for scholarships. There are a multitude of scholarships available, you just need to take the time to explore your options. The scholarships available are for sports, community service scholarships, social service scholarships, and others.

Student Loans- they are available and generally have lower interest rates then other types of loans. Sometimes the loans are subsidized, so that the interest does not start accruing until a student finishes college. And, collateral is not required so you do not have to use your home as collateral for the loan. Most of these loans are set up to have a variety of repayment options at low interest rates and low monthly payment options.

Distance Learning in Kenya

The Skinny on Distance Learning Programs

If you have access to the Internet, or watch television, then you likely have heard of distance learning before. But, do you really know what distance learning is, or what it could do for you? Distance learning allows parents, and other people who are busy with work and family still be able to earn a degree, in their own time, from their own home. These degrees, diplomas, or certifications can be used to help them advance in their current jobs, or help them to find new ones. If you think that you can'' earn a college degree, or even your high school diploma simply because you don't have the time to go to school, then you should really think about distance learning, after all, you are who it was originally designed for in the first place.
While many distance learning programs are done entirely online, not all of them rely solely on the Internet. In fact, some distance learning programs are done via snail mail, others take advantage of local television, or video conferencing. You aren't necessarily not able to take a distance learning course because you don't have a computer in your home, or aren't computer literate, there are other options.
Universities that offer distance leraning in Kenya include:-
  1. Kenyatta University
  2. Nairobi University
  3. Moi University
  4. Egerton University
  5. Jomo  Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology
  6. Maseno University
The equipment you will need will vary greatly with your course of study, and the distance learning program that you decide to join. In some instances, you may be required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a decent web browser, but that is not always the case. If you do take an online distance learning course, you may need some additional software, again depending on the specific courses that you take.
Distance learning can be the answer that you have been looking for, if you have always wanted to further your education, and just haven't been able to find the time to do so. You can take courses when your schedule permits, rather than having to rearrange your life around your classes. You don't have to get involved in the social aspects of college, as you can do all of your work from home, and never have to talk to anyone, unless you choose to do so.
If you aren't able to stay on task and work well unsupervised, then you might not be successful with distance learning. You will have work and tests that are due just like in regular college courses, and if you can't stay motivated enough to get those done, then you should consider another learning alterative. You will not have someone holding your hand telling you what is due and when, so you will have to be able to get it on your own. You are in control of your own success or failure, so keep that in mind.
If you do well working by yourself, and learn new ideas fairly easily, then you should be a success with distance learning. It all really depends on the type of person you are.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Welcome to Kenya Universities and Colleges Blog

Kenya Universities and Colleges Blog is an educational portal providing reliable and comprehensive information on educational institutions, examinations, education system, exam results, entrance examinations, previous years university question papers etc. Members can participate in a discussion forum which will be reviewed by an English expert and will help members to improve their English skills.Provided is a list of colleges and universities.

Public Universities

    * Kenyatta University - Nairobi
    * Moi University - Eldoret
    * University of Nairobi - Nairobi
    * Egerton University - Njoro, Nakuru
    * Maseno University - Maseno, Kisumu
    * Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology - Juja, Thika
    * Kimathi University College of Technology - Nyeri
    * Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology - Kakamega
    * Kenya Polytechnic University College - Nairobi
    * Kisii University College - Kisii
    * Mombasa Polytechnic University College - Mombasa
    * Multimedia University College of Kenya (formerly KCCT)- Nairobi
    * Pwani University College- Kilifi
    * Narok University College- Narok
    * South Eastern University College
    * Meru University College of Science and Technology
    * Bondo University College
    * Kabianga University College
    * Chuka University College
    * Laikipia University College
    * Chepkoilel University College

Private universities

    * Intraglobal University, Kenya
    * Africa Nazarene University, Rongai
    * Presbyterian University of East Africa - Kikuyu [2]
    * Pioneer International University Ngara, Nairobi
    * Africa Nazarene University – Kajiado
    * Genco University - Nairobi, Kenya
    * Inoorero University (formerly KSPS) - Nairobi
    * Aga Khan University, Highridge, Nairobi
    * Catholic University of Eastern Africa CUEA- Karen, Nairobi
    * Daystar University - Hurlingham, Nairobi
    * East Africa School of Theology - Nairobi
    * Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK)
    * Reformed Institute for theological Training (RITT) - Eldoret
    * Gretsa University – Thika
    * Kabarak University - Kabarak, Nakuru
    * KCA University[3]- Ruaraka, Nairobi
    * Kenya Highlands Bible College - Kericho
    * Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) - Meru
    * Kiriri Women's University of Science and Technology (KWUST) - Westlands, Nairobi
    * Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (N.E.G.S.T.) - Karen, Nairobi
    * Nairobi International School of Theology [NIST] - Kilimani, Nairobi
    * Pan Africa Christian University - Nairobi
    * Scott Theological College - Machakos[4]
    * St. Paul's University - Limuru and Nairobi[5]
    * Strathmore University - Nairobi
    * United States International University (USIU-A) – Kasarani, Nairobi
    * United States International University (School of Business) – Kasarani, Nairobi
    * University of Eastern Africa, Baraton - Eldoret
    * Mt Kenya university Thika
    * Migori university of Guidance and Counselling - MIGORI
    * Bugema University Elgonview Collage Nakuru Town campus
    * Bugema University Elgonview Collage Eldoret Town Campus
    * Bugema University Elgonview Collage Kisii Town Campus


    * Western College of Hospitality and Professional Studies (Wechaps College) - Main Campus in Kisumu.[6]Wechaps logo
    * Elite Centre (skills training like soapmaking, shampoo, lotions and information technology), branches in Embakasi bBehind AA, Syokimau, Riruta Satellite.[7]
    * Kenair travel and related studies, Nairobi and Mombasa
    * Centre for Distance and Online Learning [8]
    * st. Mary's school of graduate-upcoming open course ware, online university link online university, free course ware underconstruction
    * Kenya Institute of Applied Sciences
    * Stanbridge College (Voi)[9]
    * Esmart College, Kikuyu Town
    * Superior Group of Colleges Int (main campus: Nakuru; other campuses: Kisumu, Eldoret. Kisii, Nyeri, Embu, Kakamega)[10]
    * The Kenya College of Science and Technology (Nakuru: Equator House, Bungoma: Corner House)[11]
    * Airways Travel Institute ( Westland Nairobi: Occidental Plaza, Mombasa & Nakuru- Juirem hse)
    * Consolata Institute of Communication and Technology (Nyeri-Mathari)
    * African institute of research and development studies (Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret Town, Eldoret East, Eldoret West, Kericho, Kisumu, Bungoma, Mombasa)
    * East Africa Vision Institute (Eldoret, above Raiya Supermarket)
    * Nakuru Institute of Information Communication Technology Prestige mall opp. Gibcon house kijabe row off Kenyatta avenue.
    * Africa college of social work - KCB plaza, Jogoo road (Nairobi) [12]
    * St. Andrew's Pre-Medical College - Mumbasa, Mumbasa
    * Nairobi Institute Of Business Studies - Cooperative Bank House
    * Nairobi Institute of Technology - Westlands
    * Alphax College, Eldoret

    * Amani College
    * AUGAB Computer College, Garissa
    * Associated Computer Services, Development House, Nairobi
    * Augustana College - Kasarani, Nairobi
    * Australian Studies Institute (AUSI)[13] Westlands Nairobi
    * Bandari College – Mombasa
    * Baraton Diploma Teachers' College, Nandi Central, Kapsabet
    * Baraton College – Baraton, Nandi Cenral Kapsabet
    * Baraton Teachers' Training College,Nandi Cenral Kapsabet
    * Bell Institute Of Technology, Asili Co-Op house, Moi Avenue, Nairobi. Tel: 020 316979, 0721 992065. Autocad/ArchiCADS Training Centre. ICT and Business Courses [14]
    * Career Training Centre, Nairobi
    * Centre for Distance & Online Learning [Nairobi]
    * Century Park College, Machakos
    * Coast Institute of Technology
    * College of Management Sciencies, Nairobi CBD
    * Compugoal College, Nairobi
    * Computers for Schools Kenya Training Institute ( Queensway House 3rd Floor, Kaunda Street) Nairobi
    * Computer Pride Training Centre -(1st Floor, ICEA Building, Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi)
    * Computer Training Centre ( Kimathi House), Nairobi
    * Cornerstone Training Institute - Nairobi
    * Digital Age Institute, View Park Towers, Nairobi
    * Digital Resource Center (DRC) - Karama Estate, Nakuru
    * Don Bosco Boy's Town, Karen,
    * duolotech. computers (Gachie and Thika)
    * East Africa Institute of Certified Studies(Nairobi)- Located at Mfangano Trade Centre (Junction of Mfangano Street and Haile Selassie Avenue)
    * East African Media Institute (EAMI) -, Contrust House, 8th Floor, Moi Avenue, NAIROBI
    * East African School of Aviation - Embakasi, Nairobi
    * East Africa School Of Journalism(EASJ)Jamuhuri show ground
    * Eldoret Polytechnic - Eldoret* Government Training Institute (GTI), Mombasa
    * Eldoret Aviation Training Institute - Eldoret
    * Graffins College - Westlands, Nairobi
    * Great Lakes University, Milimani Kisumu
    * Gretsa University, Thika
    * Gusii Institute of Technology, Kisii
    * Globoville Shanzu beach College Mombasa
    * Hemland Computer Institute – Thika (Thika Arcade 5th Floor)
    * Hi-tec Institute of Professional Studies, Mombasa CBD
    * Hansons College of Professional Studies (gachie Nairobi/kuimbu)
    * Holy Rosary College - Tala
    * Institute of Advanced Technology, Loita House, Loita Street, Buruburu, Nairobi
    * Institute of Advanced Technology Campus, Westlands
    * Institute of Information Technology Studies & Research, Nairobi, Ambank Hse,University Way
    * Institute of Zaburi Technologies -{Nairobi} {CBD}
    * Inter-Afrika Development Institute - NACICO Plaza 4th Floor Nairobi
    * International Centre of Technology (ICT) – Thika, Landless [15]
    * International college of Kenya, Nairobi/Machakos
    * International Hotel & Tourism Institute, [[Nairobi]]
    * InterWorld College, Nairobi

   1. INTRAGLOBAL TRAINING Commonwealth Hse 3rd Flr. Moi Avenue
   2. INTRAGLOBAL TRAINING, Alpha Hse, 2nd flr. Oginga Odinga St.
   3. INTRAGLOBAL TRAINING, Chege Hse, 2nd Flr, Gov Rd/Tom Mboya St, Opp. Bontana Hotel-Nakuru.
   4. INTRAGLOBAL TRAINING INSTITUTE-EMBU., KFA Building, 2nd Hse, Kenyatta Highway Next to KCB & Barclays Bank.
   5. INTRAGLOBAL TRAINING INSTITUTE-KISII., Nyatero Plaza, 2nd Flr, Hospital Road, next to Standard bank.

    * Kaiboi Technical Training Institute
    * Kabete Technical Training Institute, Kabete
    * Kagumo College
    * Kamagambo Teachers College, Sare Kamagambo, Rongo
    * Kenya Aeronautical College (Aviation, Engineering & Cabin Crew) Wilson Airport, Nairobi [16]
    * Kenya College of Medicine & Related Studies - 2nd, 4th & 17th floors View Park Towers/5th, 7th floors Hazina Towers, Monrovia Street, Nairobi [17]
    * Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute (KCITI)- Eastleigh Campus
    * Kenya College of Communications Technology - Mbagathi, Nairobi
    * Kenya Forestry College, Londiani
    * Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) - Kabete
    * Kenya Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology [KIBSAT]- Nakuru
    * Kenya Institute of Development Studies (KIDS) Nairobi
    * Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Nairobi
    * Kenya Institute of Mass Communication - South C, Nairobi
    * Kenya Institute of Professional Studies - Nairobi
    * Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE), Kasarani, Nairobi
    * Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development (KISWCD), CBD, Nairobi
    * Kenya Medical Training Centre (KMTC)
    * Kenya Polytechnic University College, Nairobi CBD
    * Kenya School of Monetary Studies - Ruaraka, Nairobi
    * Kenya School of Professional Studies (KSPS) - Parklands, Nairobi
    * Kenya School of Technology Studies (KSTS), Thika
    * Kenya Science Teachers College - Jamhuri, Nairobi
    * Kenya Technical Teachers College – Gigiri, Nairobi
    * Kenya Utalii College - Nairobi
    * Kenya Water Institute - South C, Nairobi
    * Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute, Naivasha
    * Kericho Teachers College – Kericho
    * Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology – Kiambu
    * Kigari Teachers College – Embu
    * Kilimambogo Teachers College - Kilimambogo
    * Kima International School of Theology (KIST) - Kima, Western Province of Kenya
    * Kimathi Institute of Technology (now Kimathi University College of Technology) - Nyeri
    * Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute - Riruta, Nairobi
    * Kisumu Polytechnic - Makasembo, Kisumu
    * Kitale Technical Institute, Kitale
    * Machakos Institute of Technology – Machakos
    * Matongo Lutheran Teachers' Training College (Nyamira)
    * Matongo Lutheran Theological College (Nyamira)
    * Mawego Technical Institute, Kendu Bay
    * Meru Technical Institute - Meru
    * Migori Teachers college, Migori
    * Moi Institute of Technology - Rongo, Migori
    * Moi Institute of Technology, Rongo
    * Mombasa Technical Training Institute (MTTI) – Mombasa
    * Mosoriot Teachers College – Eldoret
    * Murang'a Institute of Technology – Murang'a
    * Nairobi Institute of Technology - Westlands
    * Nairobi Technical Training Institute
    * Nakuru College of Health Sciences and Management- KFA and Showground campuses, Nakuru
    * Nakuru Counseling & Training Institute, Centre of Hope - Nakuru
    * Narok Teachers College – Narok
    * Narok Teachers Training – Narok
    * National Youth Service Engineering Institute - Nairobi
    * Nairobi Aviation College [Nairobi]
    * Nkabune Technical Institute
    * Oshwal College - Parklands, Nairobi.
    * Pan African School of Theology (PAST) - Nyahururu, Kenya
    * PREMESE Africa Development Institute, Vision Plaza, Msa Rd. Nairobi
    * Pioneer's Training Institute -Nairobi Umoja1 Posta sacco plaza 17 flr, rm1701 university way
    * Railway Training School - South B, Nairobi
    * Ramogi Institute of Science & Technology
    * Regional Training Institute - CBD, Nairobi
    * Riccatti Business College of East Africa
    * Rift Valley Institute of Science & Technology - Nakuru
    * Rift valley Technical Institute - Eldoret
    * Rochester Business School - View Park Towers, Nairobi
    * Na rap Training Institute - Yaya Centre
    * St Joseph's Medical training College-Nyabondo
    * Sagana Institute of Technology
    * School of Professional Studies - Parklands, Nairobi
    * Shalom Information Technology Center, Shalom House, Off Ngong Road, Nairobi
    * Shanzu Teachers College - Shanzu, Mombasa
    * Shepherds Foundation Education & Research Centre, Buruburu, Nairobi     * South Rift International College (SORICO), AM Plaza, Kericho
    * Skynet Business College - CBD, Nairobi
    * Skypath Aviation College, Wilson Airport AMREF KCO building Nairobi [24]
    * Star Media Institute - South B Estate, Southgate Ctr 1st Floor, Nairobi
    * Starnet College - Nairobi
    * Stonebic College - Westlands, Nairobi
    * St Mary's school of clinical medicine, (Mumias)
    * SMA Swiss Management Academy- New Muthaiga, [Nairobi]
    * Tambach Teachers Training College - Kerio Valley, Rift Valley
    * Tangaza College
    * Taznaam Tutorial College - Nairobi
    * The Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi
    * The Regional Institute of Business Management, Nairobi CBD
    * Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu
    * Universal Group of Colleges - Nairobi CBD
    * Vision Institute of Professionals (Nairobi & Mombasa)
    * Thika Institute of Technology - Thika
    * Thika Technical Training Institute - Thika
    * Mark university of IT - Uganda
    * Royal Institute of Applied Sciences - Meru
    * Don Bosco Institute of Management Studies, Nairobi
    * Nairobi Film School-Kipande Road(opp National Museum of Kenya)
    * Motion City International - Multimedia School - The Make Up Place [Kimathi House 6th Floor, Nairobi Kenya)
    * Naivasha Computer & Business Studies College (Naivasha Kenya)
    * Bible College of East Africa; Kasarani, NAIROBI
    * Mt Kenya University;General Kago Road, Thika
    * Rehoboth College (Nairobi, Ngumo area)
    * Eagle College of Management Studies
    * Rift Valley Institute Of Science & Technology, Nakuru.
    * Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
    * St.Joseph Vocational Training Centre Mlolongo
    * Emanex Computer College,Kahawa
    * Elix Centre of Informatics, Lokichar-Turkana
    * Regional Institute of Business Management Studies, {Nairobi} {CBD} (Pioneer House)
    * Elite Commercial Institute. Embakasi, Syokimau, Satellite Branches}
    * Digiworld Computer School, Meru
    * Kenya School of Accountancy and Finance, Kitale and Kisii
    * Prestige Academy and College, Nakuru
    * Premier College of Professional Studies Ltd, Nairobi  Khalsa Center, next to bus station opposite St Peter Claver's
    * Lakeview Training Institute, Naivasha Kangiri House
    * Lake Region Business training and Consultancy - Naivasha - Kwa Muhia
    * Jogoo Commercial College, Nakuru
    * Wang Point Technologies College of Information Technology
    * Intraglobal Training Institute. Nairobi, Commonwealth House 3rd flr, Moi Av
    * Kenya College of skills and talent development Tassia estate, embakasi []
    * German Institute Of Professional Studies, Nairobi
    * Jodan College of Technology, Thika
    * Zetech College[26] Church hse, Summit hse & Westlands Campus-Nairobi
    * sirisia youth polytechnic
    * premier college of Hospitality and Business Studies - Biashara street
    * PCEA Shalom Training College - Eastleigh, Nairobi
    * International Hotel & Tourism Institute - Hotel school (
      East Africa Institute of Certified Studies-Nairobi