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Borrowing from Federal Loans for college

I have a question about how much to borrow for federal direct loans/financial aid. Not sure whether or not I have enough for living expenses and college. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Dec 28, 2015 - 7 answers

Help us with her student loans!

My girlfriend attended a top US private university. In the middle of her undergraduate education, she suffered a stroke that left her with significant written and verbal communication difficulties. Medical and family problems compounded, and she ended up getting kicked out of school for poor grades. Now she owes the university a lot of money... [more inside]
posted by chickenandwine on Nov 22, 2015 - 11 answers

Is the budget red or black?

I've got the job. Now I have to navigate the paycheck/loans/benefits/retirement... Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette Fantoche on Mar 28, 2015 - 10 answers

Eyeing a career change from Engineering: Am I being reckless?

I recently graduated and I've been working as a Jr. Engineer for a few months now. I realize now that this is not a career/field I want to be in and have been strongly thinking about going back to school to get a Computer Science degree. The problem is that I have 35k in loans from my previous degree and I need to make a decision soon. Am I being reckless for wanting to do a career change so soon? [more inside]
posted by This Is Reality on Aug 29, 2014 - 16 answers

Age 25. Huge college debt. Can't land a better job. What should I do?

I have $40,000+ in debt, a bachelors degree in criminal justice, an EMT-B license, a basic computer tech certificate, 4 years of customer service experience as a banquet server, a bad driving history, and one misdemeanor - how can I find a better job than being a banquet server? What can I do to be competitive? Should I attend police academy or not? What are my options - what can I do to improve my life? [more inside]
posted by usersname on Nov 9, 2013 - 49 answers

Help with finances during intensive college program

I've been accepted to the program of my dreams, but I'm not allowed to hold a job while in attendance, and my EFC is higher than my family can afford, so my school-determined need is too low for me to even support myself with loans. Are there any options I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by orchidgenes on Aug 4, 2013 - 17 answers

no whammy no whammy no whammy debt

Help my cousin: How does a gifted kid with middle-class parents go to an elite college for as cheaply as possible, with as close to zero debt as can be managed? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Sep 4, 2012 - 39 answers

How do You Pay for College When You Can't Pay for College?

Hypothetical: You're young, black, trying to go to an arts college, and can't pay for it out of pocket. How do I turn that frown upside down? [more inside]
posted by Poppa Bear on Oct 6, 2011 - 14 answers

College debt fears

How do I bring myself to do what I want (which is go to college), while avoiding the various (mostly money-based) neurotic fears associated with this? Neurotic 'I talk too much' details inside. [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Jun 17, 2011 - 18 answers

Where should my son go to college?

Please give me some hints on college selection for my physics major son. [more inside]
posted by vilcxjo_BLANKA on Mar 30, 2011 - 43 answers

How can a college student make $30K a year to pay student loans while attending school?

Trying to pay for the college of my dreams: Are there any legitimate part-time jobs (hopefully on the internet) that a college student could do to make $30,000 per year? [more inside]
posted by melancholyplay on May 28, 2010 - 73 answers

Accepted by UCLA

I was accepted by UCLA. Now what? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Mar 19, 2010 - 41 answers

I have more student loan debt than many morgages. What do I do?

I have ~$100K in student debt...from undergrad. A very long story with legal, emotional and financial questions after the jump. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2010 - 32 answers

How much undergrad debt is too much?

I will be going into undergraduate debt, but how much is too much? [more inside]
posted by SollosQ on Mar 13, 2010 - 67 answers

Private Student Loans

Help me figure out my options for a small (~$4000) student loan. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Sep 30, 2009 - 7 answers

How to manage my debt and life as a whole

How do I get my life on track with high debt and a chronic medical condition? [more inside]
posted by thegreatcokeolympics on Sep 19, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I prove I paid this?

What is the statute of limitations for tuition debt in Illinois? [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Feb 19, 2009 - 8 answers

Can I take a Stafford loan without the help of my school?

Can I apply for a Stafford loan without going through my school? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Sep 8, 2008 - 3 answers

So i'm frugal, but what's next ?

I am a frugal person entering his senior year in college [age 21]. I have been following advice like the stuff in thread 84915and thread 99852 and living below my means. I sought advice in Financial books for college kids my age [for example, generation debt], but left feeling wanting more because they focus primarily on how to cut expenses [skipping the latte, etc]. So, I have some student loans already, but will need more for my senior year. I also have some money set aside, but I should I use this money to lower the loan amount that I'll take out or use this money for an investment (Roth IRA, index fund), and take out more for my student loans ? [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Aug 26, 2008 - 11 answers

How to go about paying for a college education?

How to go about paying for a college education? [more inside]
posted by shangomoons on Jun 5, 2008 - 17 answers

Can I be happy and successful without a degree? How?

I want to drop out of college because I'm unhappy with it. I don't think I really absolutely need a degree to do what I want. My goal is to work in a computer/network security or general (*nix) sysadmin position. Help me form a plan to a happy and successful life without a degree. [more inside]
posted by crypticgeek on Dec 25, 2007 - 56 answers

I need to pay this account off, now!

How do I get a credit card, and which one should I get? [more inside]
posted by brittanyq on Nov 26, 2007 - 15 answers

Aging journalism student worries about debt, future

I'm a 25 year old journalism major riddled with major debt who has two years of school to go. How should I go about handling my debt situation and finishing school with the ultimate goal of becoming a successful print journalist? Furthermore, am I a fool to enter this field considering my rather unpleasant financial picture? Life advice, please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2007 - 23 answers

College is expensive.

College is expensive. I'm resigned to accumulating a certain amount of debt, but I'm increasingly afraid I may not make it through four years with my credit rating intact. I'm quickly becoming cynical about the high price of education in America. Advice? [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Jan 14, 2006 - 35 answers

Student Loans

FinanceFilter: I recently experienced the wonderful epiphany of 'college student = poor' as I finished paying bills and checking my bank accounts today. It seems that I've spent almost all of my summer job savings, and by February 1st I will have the grand total of approximately $12 to my name.

My basic question is: what should I know before taking out student loans? I'm looking for personal experiences, warnings, recommendations, etc. I want to make sure I do this right so a few years from now I won't be posting an AskMe question about trying to get out of my many-times-deferred loans. I'm not hardcore set on taking out student loans, but it's an option that seems favorable at first glance and has been recommended and pursued by many of my friends. [MI] [more inside]
posted by ElfWord on Jan 26, 2005 - 16 answers

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