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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

What's my loan payoff strategy?

I need some help with student loans. I took loans out in 2008 and 2009. Two subsidized and two unsubsidized. Now I'm on half-time school deferment and I'd like to take advantage of this! [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Aug 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Can or should I go back to college?

I'm in my 30s. Can/should I go back to college? What about student loan debt? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jul 17, 2012 - 25 answers

I'm a student, I swear! Why won't you believe me!?

Grad school filter: How do I get my loans back into deferment as a masters-->PhD student? [more inside]
posted by petiteviolette on May 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Education on Loan

If I quit my graduate program, which is largely being paid for in full by my university and the state, will I suddenly owe money? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Oct 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Temporarily without safety net. Is this okay?

Do people actually quit their jobs to go to school while living on loans and government assistance--with children? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by starbaby on Sep 22, 2011 - 19 answers

Student loan hacks

Student loan hacks? Going to grad school (MBA) this fall most likely, and will be taking out loans for tuition and some living expenses. Any pro-tips or tricks of the trade for doing this most effectively? Also anything I should be aware of so that I don't screw myself over in the future?
posted by AceRock on Feb 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Immediate Decision: Sarah Lawrence or CUNY Baruch College?

Undergrad student who wants to transfer from Baruch to Sarah Lawrence here. This morning, I learned that my application for a $10,000 loan from NYHelps (a loan program from the state) was turned down. I need that money to attend Sarah Lawrence. Should I suck it up and take a private loan from Chase (variable interest rate starting at 8.75%) or return to Baruch College, where I would pay nothing? [more inside]
posted by melancholyplay on Aug 23, 2010 - 47 answers

Help, I've debted and I can't get up.

I owe my ex-school lots of money, and don't know what to do. Help! [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Aug 5, 2010 - 22 answers

Loans for graduate schools overseas

I need help finding loans for graduate school in Japan. [more inside]
posted by farce majeure on Jun 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Should I take student loans for the purpose of opening a Roth IRA?

I may have an opportunity to take out an educational loan that I don't need. It is a federal 6.55% unsubsidized loan. Would it be worth it to take the loan out to start a Roth IRA? [more inside]
posted by NeoLeo on Apr 9, 2010 - 15 answers

Being an adult sucks. Can I be 18 again?

Help me/us gain perspective about working while in school, please! [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Sep 30, 2009 - 20 answers

Paying for school

I have a pretty big tuition bill, even after Stafford and Perkins loans are applied. Can't pay it in cash. Should I take out another loan or take money out of the mutual funds? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2009 - 6 answers

I'm stuckz. Help me figure out how to get unstuckz.

I need to decide whether to move from Maine to Boston or not for school. (extended explanation below). [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Nov 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Starving Artist seeks funding

How do I pay for grad school? [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on Mar 13, 2008 - 28 answers

How to get educational financial help as a truly independent young adult?

Help me help my friend convince college financial aid departments that her parents are not and never will be willing to provide any help for her, and get money to pay for living expenses. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Nov 1, 2007 - 37 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

Paying for graduate school

Help me figure out the best way to finance graduate school abroad. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on May 10, 2007 - 4 answers

Should I pay the collections fees on my student loan or try to get them to sue me for it?

Student Loan question: I've started paying off my delinquent perkins loans to a collection agency and discovered they're adding a 40% collection fee to my total. If I stop paying them, my school will seek a judgement, but will it be sans the outrageous 40% fee? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 7, 2006 - 9 answers

I'm no Rodney Dangerfield...

I want to quit my job and go to school. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2005 - 14 answers

school loan consolidation

It's the time to consolidate my school loans, or so I hear. My question is have any of you had good/bad experiences with loan consolidation companies? Are there any I should stay away from? With school interest rates at a low, will my payments be the same regardless of whom I consolidate with? I'm looking for pretty much any experience fellow MeFites have with loan consolidation so I don't mess this up.
posted by jmd82 on May 20, 2005 - 15 answers

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