How do you Survive?

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How can you guys afford to go to school full time? how do yoy pay for school and living expenses?


215 Posts

I go to school fulltime and work part-time :0)


68 Posts

Loans!!! And work part time.

HappyNurse2005, RN

1,640 Posts

Specializes in LDRP.

student loans. i wouldnt survive without them. they are worth the cost to me to be able to survive thru school.

love, rose


575 Posts

Specializes in CVICU.

work part time and loans and looking for a roommate

kahumai, RN

304 Posts

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry.

Student loans, I work part-time, and my live-in BF pays the mortgage and most utilities.


97 Posts

$35.00 per credit hour. Community Collages Rule!


423 Posts

I don't work, and this is how I do it: I got on every kind of assistance that I could get on: foodstamps, section 8 housing, etc. I applied for pell grants, and I also applied for a program with the unemployment office(The Texas Workforce here) It's called WIA....they pay for all of your tuition, books, uniforms, shoes, student insurance, they even send you a check twice a month for gas. They are able to arrange for you to keep every single cent of your pell grant money to pay bills while you are in school. Also, i did manage to have an ok savings before i started school. I saved for about a year....I am doing fine. It's certainly doable...but so is working and going to school at the same time...I've seen both sides. Just depends on how bad you want it.


374 Posts

$35.00 per credit hour. Community Collages Rule!
North Carolina CCs are only 35 an hour! That is a bargain rate!


18 Posts

North Carolina CCs are only 35 an hour! That is a bargain rate!

Oh my gosh! And all the whiners here in Cali were in tears about the how $11/unit went up to $26/unit. They have no idea how much more others are having to pay for community college. Bunch of cry babies.


61 Posts

My husband works full-time, making a decent salary, and is going to school for his Bachelor's degree. Between his salary and student loans for both of us, that's how we do it. It's not easy, that's for sure.

manna, BSN, RN

2,038 Posts

Grants, scholarships, and (very few) loans. We're still pinching pennies and splitting hairs - two kids and me commuting 600 miles/week living off of the less than $10K/year fin aid refund that I get from school.

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