(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. : (90 votes)
    23 %
    I got a scholorship. : (92 votes)
    24 %
    I took out student loans. : (143 votes)
    37 %
    Other? : (58 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 107
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    My parents paid for my undergrad, my company paid for my MBA.

    Post # 108
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    A bit of everything! I got scholarships/bursaries, my grandpa helped pay for what my scholarships didn’t cover my first two years. Then my final 3 years, I paid for it with mine and DH’s money and through student loans. 


    Post # 109
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My parents paid into PACT and that covered a nice portion of my tuition which I am very thankful for. I took out student loans to cover everything else; the rest of my tuition (PACT only pays for so many hours, so I still ended up having to cover the last 3 or 4 classes I took) books, rent, groceries…

    Post # 110
    326 posts
    Helper bee

    In Ireland undergrad is only around 1.5k/year and if you’re low income then it’s free. So I haven’t had to pay anything even though I’m doing a 6 year degree. 

    Post # 111
    150 posts
    Blushing bee

    @Sea_Ashley:  My parents paid as well, and so thankful they were able to! My SO has a small amount of debt to pay from his first two years of college, last two were paid for.

    Post # 112
    283 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @Sea_Ashley:  I paid some, my parents gave me money for every grade over 80, and I also had an annual scholarship that I held for all four years!

    Post # 113
    919 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I got as many grants and scholarshipd as I could, and took out loans for the rest.

    I was in the unfortunate situation that my parents had nothing to contribute to my education, but since they both worked I couldn’t qualify for my own loans/aid. I had to wait until I was legally independent before I could start college.

    Post # 114
    729 posts
    Busy bee

    In community college I filled out the FAFSA every year and went for free. I went for a long time, not realizing that they cut you off after a certain amount. Now I’m getting a mixture of subsidized and unsubsidized loans. My job also contributes a small amount of tuition assistance. 

    I guess i should really apply for some scholarships though!

    Post # 115
    925 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Got a full ride scholarship for undergrad.

    (Then got a big slap in the face when I was forced to take out nearly $70k in student loans for graduate school… ouch.)

    Post # 116
    585 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @Sea_Ashley:  I had a combo- my parents paid based on my grades:

    The first semester they gave me the benefit of the doubt and paid 100% From then on out they paid the a percentage based on the grades I earned in the semester previous.

    If I had all A’s – they paid 100%

    If I had 1 or more B – they paid 75%

    If I had 1 or more C – they paid 50%

    Any D or F – they paid 0%

    For a few semesters I ended up owing, and I took out student loans for my percentage.  It was definately a good motivation to do get good grades, although I would have liked it better if they based it off my GPA.  There was one semester when I had all A’s except for 1 C and I ended up having to pay 50%- that was annoying.

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