Are you tired of not making enough money? Do you want to set a better example for your kids? I did. So I went back to school. I spent 5 years making pizzas before becoming a stay at home mom. Now that most of the kids are in school themselves it’s time for me to do something. I started school Monday. I have put in applications for over a hundred scholarships. Here are a few….
- Weird college scholarships (there is a scholarship here for entering the most scholarships)
- Career one stop
- Student Scholarships
You can also get student loans. Please think about a few things first. What can you accurately expect to make after finishing school. You do not want to accrue $100,000 in student loans only to make $35,000 a year. Also beware unsubsidized loans. You will have to start paying them back immediately. If you are not working while in college to pay back the unsubsidized loans then you are setting yourself up for failure. I got subsidized loans. I will have to pay them back if I drop out or about 6 months after I finish school. By then my research says I will be making about 50 thousand a year and my loans should only total 10 thousand.
I started my first class Monday and was so nervous I packed my backpack Sunday night and laid out my clothes. I tried to pack everything I might need and deeply regretted it. My back and legs were so sore carrying it all around.
Word of advice …..do not buy the book before the first day of class. Out of four classes I only need one book. The others are available online for free or cheaper then the book store. Also the financial aid I received will be refunded to me if not used in the book store.
Resources for books
- Chegg (rent or buy the book ore book)
- Amazon (also has a rental program and ended up being the cheapest for my book)
- Cheapest Textbooks (you can buy, sell or rent books)
- Textbooks (new, used and e-books)
Lastly stay on top of things. If you are not ready to put college in a priority position in your life then you are not ready to go to college. It is a huge commitment. I spend at least 20 hours a week on classwork, homework,research and essays. That is not multitasking time, TV time, or Facebook time. That is dedicated school time. I plan to do this right. College is not a thing you do just cause you finished high school. It is a thing you do to pursue a passion. I strongly recommend doing life for a bit after high school. Those months or years are where most of the people I know have really figured out who they are and what they want out of life.
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