I decided to self-finance my education for a number of reasons, one being the getting my husband to write a ck for anything is stressful. My school has made this a painless process. My state also offers a loan forgiveness program for underserved areas, so I have applied for that. (Not that it will come close to covering my loans - have a partial PA loan from last year - would have covered a yr of NS tuition.)
(We drive old cars, no payments but have both kids this yr in private school.)
Also have a GPA scholarship
which was awarded after I applied to the college - I had no knowledge of this before I applied. Saves a ton.
Since we have 2 elem. age children, I only work 2 weekend shifts (recently aquired job) when dh is home, and this is to save money for a mission trip class next year.
Some fellow classmates work in hospitals and have partial to full tuition reimbursement - not sure what criteria are... but not all are RN's (working on BSN's).
I'm thinking of putting collection boxes in all of the gas stations :chuckle :chuckle .