Originally posted by Cynthiann
The biggest factor right now is finances. I don't see how we can survive for 3 more years when my husband makes less than $9/hr and I can't work because we have small children.
I can completely relate to your feelings. I had to turn down acceptance to an allied health program this fall because of a financial situation.
Why not take a part-time or evening job while your husband is home with your children (assuming he works a normal 8-5 type job)? Or try to get an aide job and just pick up a shift or two on the weekends? You could also look into scholarship
programs - I know there is one that pays your tuition plus a monthly stipend in exchange for your agreement to work in an underserved area (most of my state is underserved LOL!) for 2 years after graduation.
If you're worried about being in school for a long time and away from home - why not take classes at night or online? Hon, if I can take 13 hours a semester, work 40 hours a week, and practically be a single mom to two boys under age 4, anybody that wants to go to school bad enough can! (I want it - BAD!)
I know it's not easy, but where there's a will there's a way! Nothing good comes without sacrifice!