Best way to get in grad school for almost nothing?
August 4, 2014 7:17 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to go to grad school, but don't want to be straddled with debt. Snowflake details inside.
posted by dubious_dude to Education (23 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm currently unemployed and struggling to find a job, and the university near me has a good graduate program that I feel would be a perfect fit for me. I was told by the director of the program that it was too late to be admitted to the program, but I could apply as a special student and take 1-2 classes until I was admitted into the program as a student next fall (2015).
The thing is, I'm already about $35k deep in student loans for my undergraduate studies. I also can't get vocational rehabilitation support for grad school (I'm Deaf, so I'm eligible for vocational rehabilitation support, but they don't support graduate school), so that option is out.
Is there any way I can get free grants/financial aid that isn't in the form of loans, especially at such short notice (school begins at the end of this month)? As I'd be taking 1-2 classes, that wouldn't be full time, and may not even be part-time, so I'm not sure how that works.
Hope you can help me figure out possibilities. I'll be happy to answer any questions I can.