How do you go back to school... with bills to pay?
January 1, 2013 7:05 AM Subscribe
How do you go back to school as a 'mature' student - with bills to pay?
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey to education (19 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Hello (and Happy New Year),
If one is a "mature" student, with bills, a mortgage, etc. is going back to school feasible? How do you do this?
I think I could use an educational upgrade in 2013. The only problem is, with home & family bills to pay, I'm having trouble understanding how to do this. I'm wondering if anyone has any advice?
AFAIK I can think of a few options:
1. go part time and keep working
or if full time (or mainly full time),
2. save up money in advance to cover expenses
3. dip into savings
4. get a loan
Has anyone successfully navigated education & grown up responsibilities and expenses? How did you do it? Is there any guidance or strategies you can offer?