(Closed) Feeling overwhelmed… could use encouragement :)

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Wow! First of all, hugs to you, that does sound like a lot on your plate. Second, is there really no way your Fiance could get a part-time job just until he moves? I realize school in itself is a full time job, but even just 15 hours a week somewhere on campus or nearby could help for a few months, even if he is moving. (Sometimes it’s helpful just helpful to not say that he is moving) If he can’t that’s understandable that you need to take a second job, you’ll be under a lot of stress but it’ll be worth it to help him finish school and get to move to be with you (!!!). Good luck with your job hunt! I hope you find something!

Post # 6
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow, this is awful.  I’m so sorry for you guys!  I wish I had any good advice… can he ask his dad why he’s being this way?  Maybe there’s something Fiance can do to change his dad’s mind?  Or ask him for a loan you could pay back; family loans with no interest are always better than bank ones.  Does his dad realize that if Fiance doesn’t finish out his year than his money has gone to waste entirely?  Have you thought about having an ebay sale of extra stuff that you and he own to help cover some bills?  Good luck, I’ve never been through something like this.  Keep us updated! 

Post # 7
3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Wow.  I wish I had some advice, but that is sure a tough situation you’re facing.  Is there really no way he could even get a temp position to help?  That’s too much for just one person to handle. =(

Post # 10
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

If you have good credit I would try http://www.prosper.com.  The loans there are filled pretty fast, at good interest, and are amortized over 3 years.  I would also talk to the school to see if there is anything that can be done in terms of financial aid, etc. Good luck to you and I’m so sorry you guys are going through this!

Post # 12
272 posts
Helper bee

Since it’s a relatively small amount of money due on March 1 (less than $1,000 it sound like?), would it be possible to put the tuition charge on a credit card?  What happens if he doesn’t pay on time, is there just a small late fee or will they immediately disbar him from attending class?  It sounds like this is just so overwhelming because it’s a last minute change you weren’t expecting, but I wonder if there’s a way to handle this without him having to drop out of school immediately.  i second what bluebook said, there may be other sources of immediate emergency funding like the financial aid office or a microloan. 

Getting a degree is almost always the best investment you can make in terms of future return, so I hope everything works out okay!

Post # 13
1154 posts
Bumble bee

Whoa, that is really rough.  Has he talked to the school yet?  School can often be a little flexible on exactly when money comes in, I’ve paid late and didn’t even have anyone contact me about it. 

800 is so little in the grand scheme of things, I would try your best not to have him leave school.  I think the credit card debt would be worth it.  Do you have any other family or friends that could help you out? 

Post # 15
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wow. Kudos to you. Big Hug.

Post # 16
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m so sorry!  Isn’t there any way he can get a part time job at McDonald’s or something to help cover his tuition even though he will be moving a few months from now?  It’s not like a part time job requires you to stay on for a long time.  I’m sure you two can figure it out though (since him having to leave school before graduation is not good).

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