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Semester bill part II

I went to academic advisement around the time when I made this post. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Aug 26, 2013 - 16 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

Education while working full time

I'm a part time college student who studies Computer Science and works full time as a junior mobile developer in New York City for an air travel company. I am currently half way through my undergraduate degree due to family issues and simply because I work the whole week. Even so, courses at Brooklyn College where I go to have the worst schedules for some of the major classes. It seems as if college is for the person with a family backbone and I'm struggling a bit as I do not have such support. Are there any resources available for me so that way I won't delay with college so much while being able to work full time?
posted by antgly on Jun 2, 2013 - 12 answers

How do I survive on a pittence while returning to school?

Job hunting and money hacks for less-than-shoestring budget while returning to school? Help me not become a fatality of class warfare. Very complicated and snowflakey stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by Ephelump Jockey on Jan 1, 2013 - 20 answers

No more gifts please!

Would it be acceptable if we ask people to deposit money into an account for our son's education instead of giving gifts? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Nov 9, 2012 - 23 answers

How do you turn your business into a company?

Do you have to know how to cook to own a restaurant? [more inside]
posted by azn_hunnie on Jun 13, 2012 - 26 answers

I need a plan

My situation is as follows: I graduated from high school in 2008. I have since been taking classes very part-time working towards a B.S. in Biochemistry. I do not have any student loan debt and have been working in retail. The problems: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2012 - 15 answers

Invest in my education or in some other investment?

Windfall of $50k! Invest in myself and get a biz degree or save it all for a rainy day? [more inside]
posted by seatofmypants on Jun 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Can single, working adults study abroad?

How does study abroad work for adults? [more inside]
posted by veganfilmjunkie on Oct 18, 2011 - 17 answers

I have no money and go to a $50,000+ school

I go to an elite college. My parents won't pay my living expensives. My work study pays almost nothing. Help! [more inside]
posted by camcol on Jul 29, 2011 - 32 answers

Not sure how I'm going to get to school, please help.

I need to find student loans in order to go back to college in September, but my parents have terrible credit and I can't find an alternative cosigner. I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by JimBennett on Jul 11, 2011 - 10 answers

How can I make $4300 in a short period of time?

I've been selected for federal verification by my school's financial aid office, and my Mom is refusing to provide the documents. I need to make $4300 in the next few months in order to stay in school. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Jun 29, 2011 - 40 answers

How does one push away from parental control while still maintaining a close emotional relationship?

How do i preserve my relationship with my mother while still making decisions she doesn't approve of? [more inside]
posted by becomingly on Apr 26, 2011 - 33 answers

How do I start saving money now that I'm actually making it

If you were 22 and making a good amount of money at a new job for the first time, what would you be doing now to have a better life later? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2011 - 59 answers

Advice for becoming a bartender as soon as I legally can.

Advice for becoming a bartender as soon as I legally can. [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Apr 6, 2011 - 14 answers

Working Online, for the Rest of Us

Any part time online work ideas for full time students? [more inside]
posted by byanyothername on Jan 11, 2011 - 17 answers

Is my college ripping me off?

Is it normal for a college to not refund someone if they have paid above the cost of tuition and fees? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me turn indistinct desires and ideas into a concrete plan of action.

What kind of art/creative director should I be, and how can I get there? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Oct 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Life stinks, I'd like to change it.

I should probably talk to a therapist, but what can I do ON MY OWN regarding general distaste for my life complicated by apathetic depression? Wall of text inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2010 - 19 answers

Life advice for the newly agnostic.

After doing pretty poorly at a four year university and having been kicked out for leaving their religion, how should I go about judging community colleges to attend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2010 - 19 answers

I blew $20,000 by dropping out of college mid-semester. Where do I go from here?

I blew $20,000 of my parents' money in a decision that I've admitted to them was the most unforgivable, shameful thing I've ever done. How do I make this right? [more inside]
posted by gacxllr9 on Jun 11, 2010 - 88 answers

How can I avoid being homeless?

I'm in college, have no income and I'm pretty close to being homeless. Is there anything I can do to get more financial aid from my school (which would cover housing/food/etc)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2010 - 37 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 to find job/ pay for college

What can I do to make life easier on my family and i? (were broke) [more inside]
posted by xopaigexo on Mar 17, 2010 - 23 answers

Credit cards 101

How and where to apply for a credit card? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Jan 3, 2010 - 14 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

Is going to school in the fall really that good? Dilemma [feeling rushed]

Isolation but saving a few thousand dollars and some time but rushing the college experience and moving on before I can figure out what I want to do or take it slow? [more inside]
posted by Nighthawk3729 on Aug 6, 2009 - 20 answers

Is Community College a Reasonable Choice for my Teenage Daughter?

Community college: am I asking all the right questions for my soon-to-be-senior daughter? [more inside]
posted by dzaz on Aug 6, 2009 - 37 answers

Investment habits for a college student?

What are the best investment habits for a college student with decent income to get into, in order to maximize yield in 3 years? [more inside]
posted by Ricket on Aug 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Going back to school: how do I make it happen financially?

I'm trying to go back to school. I have bad credit, some unpaid debt, and cannot afford any classes without help... Help! [more inside]
posted by itsacover on Jul 10, 2009 - 9 answers

What lender should I pick for my student loans?

Which lender should I use for my government student loans? [more inside]
posted by amalgamator on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 answers

If I knew then, what I know now...

Writing a finance 'book' for my niece...What do you know now about money that you wish you knew at 17? What have you learned the hard way? [more inside]
posted by nineRED on Apr 8, 2009 - 75 answers

Do I accept a Greenpeace Internship? But first, $4000 More Student Debt!

I'm an Environmental Policy & Planning Major (3rd year). I've been applying to internships over the past weeks for Spring and Summer positions. Great news: I've already been accepted to Greenpeace's "Organizing Term" and I have two other positions I will soon hear a yes/no on for Spring. Bad News: The Greenpeace Organizing Term program will cost me $4000. The program itself is an intensive mix of activities, virtually on a full-time basis (for 2 months of summer, out of 3), including classroom trainings, expeditions to other states (as well as another country for meeting with other international activists), media trainings, and some readings. All of it is included with the cost (including flight/transport/food for a week). What to do? (More in the extended explanation): [more inside]
posted by Risiko on Feb 14, 2009 - 13 answers

SallieMae won't cut me a deal, who else will?

How can I consolidate my PRIVATE student loans, to make my financial life a little easier? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jan 29, 2009 - 5 answers

How to find scholarships? + advice

I'm looking for a way to pay for school using scholarships. I've applied to dozens of scholarships from places like fastweb to no avail. Are there any other places I should try? Tips and advice on writing and finding scholarships is welcome
posted by BoldStepDesign on Jan 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Level-up, Economics.

I'm looking for a good, intermediate economics textbook. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Nov 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Two Master's Degrees... What are my options?

This spring I will be finished with my second Master's degree. I've been at my current job for almost three years and while I enjoy it immensely, I am wondering about other opportunities that having two graduate degrees might open up for me. Am hoping to obtain answers especially from individuals who have multiple degrees and have gone into somewhat different career paths. [more inside]
posted by msposner on Nov 11, 2008 - 3 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

How does one make the transition between "college student" and business professional" without being wasteful?

How does one make the transition between "college student" and business professional" without being wasteful? [more inside]
posted by DonSlice on Sep 6, 2008 - 23 answers

Help with student loan

I am looking for the best general student loan company. What are your experienes with specific student loan companies? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Jul 3, 2008 - 3 answers

I am 21 and bored with life

I am 21, male, and I'm pretty bored with life, I feel stressed about doing nothing. I am having trouble figuring out what it is I really want to do with all of the time I have right now, and I've definitely been stagnating. Give me some advice! [more inside]
posted by thegmann on May 8, 2008 - 19 answers

How should I complain about this?

Help me write a good complaint letter so I can get my $99 back. [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Dec 23, 2007 - 8 answers

Credit card payments for undergrads

How can I set up a system for allowing fraternity members to pay their dues by credit card without shelling out cash for a service? Any legal issues? [more inside]
posted by deeman on Nov 15, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me make something for money!

As a college student in a dorm room with a large amount of free time, how can I make money? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Nov 11, 2007 - 21 answers

How do I save for college?

How do I help my girlfriend make sure her daughter has the resources to pursue a college education? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Oct 8, 2007 - 17 answers

Finding a way out of a tangled web of financial aid

I've reached the end of the road for graduate school loans. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Jun 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Wedding ring - $500; Wedding - $2000; Honeymoon: $600; Spending the rest of your life with your soulmate - Priceless

Poor college student filter: I'm getting married, and have very little money. [more inside]
posted by tdreyer1 on Jan 5, 2007 - 38 answers

best place to borrow for college costs

60 Minutes last evening had a devestating report on the biggest college lending company, Sallie May. Seems they make money when loans plus interest returned; if defaulted, the govt pays tab; and additionally they own the collection agencies going after--relentlessly--those in default. Any suggestions for a superior or decent outfit from which to borrow college money for my son, who goes off to college in the Fall.
posted by Postroad on May 8, 2006 - 15 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

How much do you spend in a semester's time?

Two-part question about money and spending per semester: first part for college students, second part for those in the post-collegiate working world. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Dec 16, 2005 - 19 answers

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