College Bees – How did you pay for your degree?

posted 3 years ago in College
  • poll: How did you pay for your undergrad degree?
    My parents paid. : (90 votes)
    23 %
    I got a scholorship. : (92 votes)
    24 %
    I took out student loans. : (143 votes)
    37 %
    Other? : (58 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    My parents paid, so thankful for that. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    @Sea_Ashley:  Same here! I feel for those who aren’t as fortunate and have a lot to pay off. 

    Post # 6
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    1362 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

    My company paid.  I had to pay up front, but as long as I passed with B or higher they would reimburse me for the costs, sans books.

    Post # 7
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    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I live in Florida and got something called a ‘Bright Futures Scholarship’ which paid something like 90% of my tuition costs.

    The rest was covered by Florida Prepaid, which my parents had paid into, and since I got a scholarship, the remaining balance got deposited into my bank account every semester.

    Post # 8
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    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    Student loans UGH.  Pain in my ass trying to pay them back.

    Post # 9
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    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    You should allow people to pick more than one option. I paid for mine with a little of everything!

    Post # 10
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    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I chose other. I paid for my undergrad with a combination of student loans, scholarships, and work salary.

    Post # 11
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    My parents paid for the first year (which I am very greatful for) and the rest was loans.  Which I am still paying and will for a while.  I feel like I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into, some people such as high school advisors made it seem like it would be easy to pay them off, with a degree you’d be getting a great job and such.  After graduating during the recession I learned that things were a bit different.

    Luckily FI’s parents were able to pay for his college, so together we just have my loans and not both.  Still it will be many years before they are paid off.

    Post # 12
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    941 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I had a full athletic scholarship for undergrad and a Board of Regents academic scholarship for law school. 

    Post # 13
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I chose other – I went to a private college – half was paid for with scholarships and half in student loans. I graduated with 40k of debt. 🙁

    Post # 14
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    366 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Sea_Ashley:  I answered “other.” I paid for my own college. I worked full time while in school full time. No loans. No money while in school either though. Haha.

    Post # 15
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    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @Sea_Ashley:  can you make it so we can choose multiple options? I took out federal loans, received grants and scholarships, and my mom took out the federal Parents PLUS loan. So I had a combination.

    Post # 16
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    3718 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My mom paid for all of undergrad, but I did a combo of scholarships and loans for grad school

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