College Education  

SheFellFrmtheSky 33F
33 posts
8/1/2006 7:36 am

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8/30/2006 3:07 pm

College Education

Am I the only one who definitely agrees that something must be done about the cost of tuition?

It seems every time I wake up there is some headline in the newspaper about college tuition, and its high rising costs. Not to mention consolidation. Which I still don't understand. I've been getting all sorts of calls to consolidate my student loan but when I tell them I'm still in college they are like call back when you're done. Does that make any sense? Why would you want to wait to consolidate the loans years and years late?

I know there are grants, pell grants, scholarships, and loans. But which do you choose.

I myself have chosen the loans route, but have been told it's not the best way to go at all. What to do? I don't live with my parents, and currently I don't work. Not because I don't want to, but because I don't have a regular babysitter. I get child support from the father of my son but ends still seem to never meet.

I've been told to apply for scholarships, but the only thing is I hate doing that. Scholarships make you write long, boring, uninteresting topics about things you don't care about. I've tried to start that so many times. I've never actually completed an essay that wasn't for class.

I've written grants to different organizations, but I'm still awaiting a response. Most that I spoke to told me that they only write grants to fund themselves. Its weird when I finally finish my college education I'll be in debt for so friggin long I'll have to work until I'm 80.

2daycowboywanted 45F

8/1/2006 8:58 am

Very true statements! Dont feel alone though I shall be working too.

Unti later

rm_connor696 60M
834 posts
8/1/2006 9:10 am

No, it's criminal. Most European countries subsidize higher education, making it affordable to almost any of their citizens. Of course, competitiion for entrance is much more fierce. But then, too, most of those nations have robust training prorams for employment that does not need a university education; Gemany has probably the most kick-ass "trade" schools in the world, and their technicians are widely known as first rate. And Germany subsidizes those schools, too.

It's crazy. We spend 240 billion to plunge Iraq into civil war, but eductaing those who will keep our own nation together can't be done? Even in-state student at universities are paying 6-8 thousand dollars a year in tuition; add on housing and food, and it's a real trial for many. As I said, it's a crime.

And let's not even talk about textbook prices, which have outpaced inflation by a few hundred percent.

Good luck.

sugarDAD4aday 41M

8/7/2006 8:45 am

It would be hard to go to school, work and care for a child. FSU has too many hours of homework to do all and get the grades. One thing you might lookinto is taking a job which pays off your student loans for you. Yes, the jobs pay a bit less, Look a tthe bottom line though. It might not be the most fun places to live either. A lot of this depends on what you are taking as a major or minor.

notdustyagain 56M

8/24/2006 3:47 pm

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