(Closed) YAY! Going back to college this fall! :)

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Congrats. That sounds awesome, and I think it’s great you took the time to look more closely at what you wanted to do. Best of luck!

Post # 4
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Hey! Fear not, I’m in the same boat. I FEEL your pain. What I do to survive, is probably not smart but all I could come up with… Save as much as you can (though if you’re like me, you don’t have a lot of room for that), stay living at home as long as you can, try to get a credit card if you don’t already have one and use it as sparingly as you can but on things you need (food, gas, etc.) then come tax time, use your return to pay the card back down. Now I don’t recommend doing that, it should be your last resort, but that’s what I was forced to do last year. My school was M-F every day 8-3 and my part time job (dog walking) had basically come to a halt. My parents are both unemployed so I couldn’t ask them for money either. So I had to rely on my credit card for everything. Lucky for me, I also have a kiddo (and does his father pay child support? NOPE!) so my tax return was nice and cushy enough for me to pay the card down. I don’t know about folks without kids. 

This coming year I’m hoping to find a different PT job to pay me little more since my schedule includes 2 school-free days in which I can work, but I’m trying to save what I can.

Recently I spoke with the associate director of the Masters program I want to apply for when I finish my BA, I asked her how people have money for food and rent etc. while in this intensive program that highly suggests students refrain from work… She said if you talk to FinAid they can help procure a loan for you for living expenses.

Last thing, my career goal is Physicians Assistant… High five healthcare field students!! 😉

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