(Closed) College Bees – How did you pay for your degree?

posted 7 years ago in College
  • poll: How did you pay for your undergrad degree?

    My parents paid.

    I got a scholorship.

    I took out student loans.

    Other?

  • Post # 62
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I paid for undergrad with a combination of working 3 jobs and student loans. I had an teaching assistantship for grad school, it covered my tuition but it was a pittance so I took out a little more loans to cover living expenses.

    Post # 63
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I had scholarships, my parents paid for my apartment, and I took out student loans.

    Post # 64
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Mostly a combination of grants and loans. I was also able to receive tuition reimbursement from my employer for one semester. My parents also helped me with unexpected expenses that came up during the last semester of college, which I’m so grateful for.

    Post # 65
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m paying with my work salary right now as I work full time and go to school full time.  Soon I will have to use a combination of salary and student loans to pay though.

    Post # 66
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @Sea_Ashley:  Parents and loans. My parents are paying back all my loans. They believe it’s the parents responsibility to provide education for their children. Tuition is quite expensive – about $5-6,000 per year, and $10,000 + for teachers college (grad education to get a Bachelor of Education and teaching certificate). I’m glad they are taking care of the basic costs because I won’t be able to at the moment.

    I should add that this was on the condition that I purchase all books (fine by me) and that I purchase my own flute (I’m a music major). Soooo glad I didn’t pick an instrument like the saxophone where they can cost like $8,000! My flute was $2,500 and I just made my last payment on it (YEAH!)

    Post # 67
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Worked and saved up a lot of money through high school (plus took some college classes in high school). Worked through college, took 18 credit hours/semester and one summer of classes — graduated in only 3 years. By God’s grace… totally debt free!

    It would be impressive if I had a ‘real’ major. Haha Human Communication for the win 😉

    Post # 68
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I chose other. My grandparents set up a fund when I was born so that paid for some and I took out loans for the rest.

    Post # 69
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I paid for it with scholarships, grants and my own money.  I took a year off between high school and college so that I knew for sure what I wanted to do (I worked, job shadowed and interned with a couple different places).  I then went to a community college and commuted from home for my Associate’s Degree and then moved in with my grandparents to finish my Bachelors.  I worked minimum of 2, usually 3 or 4 jobs all the way through, and refused to take out student loans. It was tight and stressful (especially when I was juggling 15-17 credit hours a semester, on top of 35+ hours at work a week), but totally worth it.  I love not having debt and I met my two goals of graduating without student debt, and doing it with highest honors (graduated with a 3.9 GPA). 

    Post # 70
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I paid cash every semester 🙂 my first year was at a university and the next 5 were at community college ( I have an associates in business management and in 6 months an associates of applied science in nursing) I worked my butt off to not have student loan debt. 

    Post # 71
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Joined ROTC and let the army take care of everything 🙂

    Post # 72
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    My grandmother paid.

    Post # 73
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I have a loan in Australia for my undergrad degree, but I came to the us to do my masters and worked my butt off and have paid it off in full out of my own pocket. It’s nice not to have that debt, but it’s a big chunk of money to see disappear over two years!

    if I’m lucky, I’ll have $1000 to my name by the end of this degree. Thankfully Fiance will be able to float me until I find a job!

     

    Post # 74
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I got quite a few scholarships, and my parents paid. 

    Post # 75
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    $160k all in loans! My parents paid for my brothers tuition though. I grew up in a very tradtional family where girls are useless. Guess I wasn’t that surprised when they didn’t offer to help with the wedding…I’m my fiance and his family’s problem now. Good riddance! I can’t wait to get married and change my last name!

    Post # 76
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    Buzzing bee

    I’m still in school now. I received something like a $2-3,000 scholarship, which is about half a semester at my school. I get government loans and financial aid that now covers 100% of my tuition. Before I hit junior status the loans and aid only covered about 50%, so my parents were paying the remaining. 

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