Hi Short on Cash,
First, great name that you chose for yourself. From the limited info her, it would seem that your prospects are bright. You will most likely be looking at a property that qualifies for conventional financing, and very likely, an FHA loan will work for you.
You mention that you finished school in June. That might mean that you have less than 6 months work experience. That might impact your interest rate, slightly. When you speak w/ mortgage pros, ask if you would qualify for a different rate after having a full years work experience.
You might find a seller who is willing to make concessions and pay toward your closing costs. If you have a contract w/ these terms, the property will have to appraise high enough to meet these concessions. There are also limits on concessions made.
There are first time homebuyer programs thorugh Wahcovia and Bank of America. There are charitable contribution programs, such as Nehemiah. Credit unions provide another good source.
Interest rates are low, and sellers are very flexible. You are in an excellent position. Keep as much of your 8K in the bank for a safety net, and add to that balance. Explore the suggestions made in this thread from all of the Pros. Best of luck to you. Congrats on completing school and embarking on your journey of your first home.