Who is still in college????

posted 6 years ago in College
  • poll: Which one of you is in college?
    I am : (61 votes)
    56 %
    Hubby is : (8 votes)
    7 %
    We both are no children : (36 votes)
    33 %
    We both are with children : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 32
    Member
    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @mrspinesol:  

    @Gabthebee:  It is for Canada. Domestic tuition averages about $6K per year for undergrad studies. International students pay a lot more. It depends on the program though. I’m in music, and tuition does not cover the cost of my instrument or materials needed for class. I had one class (orchestral conducting) where the materials totalled almost $2K (i had to buy all the scores and they aren’t exactly cheap, lol). 

    Most of our universities here are publicly funded. In fact, I don’t think I can name a school that is private. So the government covers a large portion of the tuition for students. Personally I think education should be free or nearly free and available to everyone. Education is a privilege right now, but it should be a right. Most other things here are. 

    I never understood why school is so expensive in the US. But it doesn’t surprise me since everything is expensive there. 

    The $12K tuition for FH was pretty high for him when he came to Canada for good. His first year here was paid for through an exchange program, and education is practically free where he is from. So it was a huge adjustment for him. 

    Post # 33
    Member
    358 posts
    Helper bee

    I am finishing my undergrad in may while working 20-30 hours a week.  Right now I am taking 3 classes but next semester I will be taking 6 to graduate finally and not have to so another semester.  I pay for my school tuition 100% out the pocket through my part time job and pay utilities and food.  SO has been out of school for a few years and has finally got a very well deserved good paying job so he pays the rent and most other bills

    Post # 34
    Member
    2542 posts
    Sugar bee

    I already have a university degree and a college diploma, but I am back in school for a third time getting another college diploma. We basically had to use the funds we would normally be saving towards a house but it was a better choice for us in the long run as it will allow me to get a better job.

    We have no children yet, but will be TTCing in six months when I finish school

    Post # 35
    Member
    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’m a full time student right now (but I graduate in January, hallelujah!!!) but my SO works full time. Thank god for him and my mom because i would be a broke hot mess right now without them! 

    Post # 36
    Member
    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1994

    I am, but only because of my health. I have an injury that forced me out of my career.

    Post # 37
    Member
    2092 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    You are not alone… I worked full time, and then switched to a part-time job. My other jobs were to stressful and time consuming. I kept having to take breaks from school, and I just want to be done already!!! I have a 5 year old son. He is in school now, so the daycare bill has shrank, thank God! My Fiance works full time. We think that for right now I will finish college and then he will go back. I am in college online part-time. The way the tuition works it is best for me to only take two classes. I have grants and other school money.

    I am SOOOO broke right bow because I had to pay a hefty technology fee to get registered for the winter. It really sucks that this crap happened right before Christmas time. My hours were cut back from 30 to like 21 or so a while back and it has taken a couple hundred bucks away each month, so it is hard. We also just moved, which created more expenses. It is going to be a lightweight Christmas… 

    I feel like I am always spending money, and I want the madness to stop. For those of you who are engaged, how are you guys managing to pay for the wedding? I am trying to avoid panicking, but each month I am closer to the wedding date, but I have not progressed with paying for it as much as I had hoped… We don’t have family to depend on for a dime, so it really stinks. Sorry for being a chatterbox, but I don’t have friends who are in my situation. It is nice to vent. Thanks!

    Post # 38
    Member
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    My Fiance and I both in school! He’ll be finished with his bachelors degree next fall, and then he’ll take a gap semester and go straight into a one year masters program. I’m finishing up at community college, and will transfer to a four year school in a year to finish my bachelors, then grad school for two to three years, depending on where I go. Right now I don’t work. but Fiance does and we both get financial aid money. I’m going to get a super part time job next semester if I don’t add an extra class (debating on that right now). We don’t have kids, just one awesome cat. It’s stressful, and our schedules are strange, and money is tight. But we are okay with budgeting and such. My mom does pay my car insurence and my phone bill for now, but that will change in the next year and half. You can do it!

    Post # 39
    Member
    522 posts
    Busy bee

    SO works full time, so he handles most of the bills. I am in graduate school currently, receiving financial aid and stipends.

    Post # 41
    Member
    997 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My Fiance and I are both in school. I am finishing up my BA. I will graduate in May 2014, 2 weeks before the wedding. Then I’m going straight into graduate school (as long I get it) and will graduate from grad school in May or August 2016. I work part time and go to school full time right now. Scholarships and my parents pay for my tuition and basic living expenses.

    My Fiance has a full time job and a part time job. He goes to college part time. He will finish his AA in May 2015 and then transfer to a larger university to finish his BA. We are predicting that he will finish college in May 2018 but we’re really not sure. He pays for everything out of pocket so going part time for now is his best option even though it takes longer.

    Post # 42
    Member
    326 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m doing my undergrad and my OH just started a PhD. 

    Post # 43
    Member
    421 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Rebar

    @brownfam11:  I will be going back to school to get my MBA next year for the fall. I am terrify of the idea…just bc i will be working full time as welL and we just purchased a home. So much to look forward to.  

    Post # 44
    Member
    1118 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I actually haven’t started yet (well I did, but took some time off and decided to change schools and programs after 1 semester) but Darling Husband is full time right now, and I will be next year. Right now I work full time and he works part time, and we live with family so we can save money and not be too stressed about paying bills. Next year we hope to move to an apartment close to our school. They have an agreement with the school that full time students with families get $100 off their rent each month. We will both continue working part time, and we will also be on student loans which should give us $2000 per month to live off of. With that plus our income, we should be able to live fairly comfortably.

    Post # 45
    Member
    1914 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

    My Fiance is in grad school working on his PhD. I’m his sugar mama (I say this jokingly). He has some loans out for tuition and some living expenses, but I pay for most things. It’s definitely adjustment. Last year we were making double what we’re bringing home now because he was working full time. He’ll come out of school in 4 years as a clinical psychologist, so I’m not worried about money in the future.

    Post # 46
    Member
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m in grad school, using loans and tuition assistance from my employer to pay for it.

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