This is my first post but i am a longtime lurker.
I have gained tremendously from this site and each and every post- so THANK YOU ALL!
I am so happy to announce that I have been admitted to the DePaul MENP program! I am still waiting to hear back from UIC though.
I am very very frightened by the fact that this program will cost about $70,000 for the two years. To me that's a lot of money. I was able to work through my undergrad years and was lucky to qualify for scholarships which meant that thankfully I don't have much loans.
I cannot imagine taking out this much money at this point of my life. I know that private colleges ARE expensive, but it is nerve wracking to me.
UIC being a state school must be cheaper, but I am unable to navigate their site well to calculate the costs (for an IL resident)
Can anyone chime in?
Also, with government loans I understand that there are ways they can be reduced/forgiven (i think if you work at a non-profit facility or something?)
Is anyone familiar with this?