I have been accepted to VCU's graduate school for the fall of 2004. I am awaiting response from my current employer about tuition payment and living expenses. I am nervous about starting school and not being able to work. I guess my question is "how hard is it to get a contract that incluses living expenses"? I am planning on taking the usual loans (stafford), I just need extra assistance to make it. Does anyone have any suggestions or words of encouragement????