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Paying Bills While In School Full Time


I am accepted to start LPN school this January. I currently work full time for a hospital as a medical transcriptionist. I live on my own with my daughter, own my home, and pay all of my own bills. I am trying to come up with ideas on how to get through this year and still keep my head above water financially. There is no way I am going to be able to work full time. I figure my tax return might cover my mortgage for a year. I don't have a car payment, but I am paying a home equity loan.

I thought about trying to find a roommate, there has to be someone going into this same program who is in the same boat as me with finances. I even considered renting my house out for a year and getting an apartment, but the more I think it doesn't make sense and could end up costing me more if something would go wrong with the place.

Is it possible to take out extra student loan money for living expenses? I am thinking I can probably work weekends doing transcription and maybe 1 or 2 nights a week.

Thanks for any advice :)