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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I am a frugal person entering his senior year in college [age 21].
I have been following advice like the stuff in
and 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 ?
posted by fizzix
on Aug 26, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -