I have no money and go to a $50,000+ school
July 29, 2011 7:47 PM Subscribe
I go to an elite college. My parents won't pay my living expensives. My work study pays almost nothing. Help!
posted by camcol to work & money (32 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I go to an elite, ridiculously expensive college. My parents won't pay my living expenses. My work study pays almost nothing. I cannot balance a rigorous course load and a part-time job in addition to my work study. Can I get a student loan (with a co-signer) for living expenses?
My credit is too low (I have no credit at all) for a personal loan. The only option I have now is to take off school for a year to work, and I'm really sad about losing my friends for an entire year.
Any advice or links to loan companies? I understand that private loans are risky, but I'm really in a tough situation right now. School starts in a few weeks, and I have no idea what to do.
Thank you for your help, my lovely MeFis!