• If you get a job working for the university you graduated from, can they forgive your student loans?

    Been looking everywhere online and can't find anything on this.
    Been looking everywhere online and can't find anything on this.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why are benefit claimants so revolting?

    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • If I have no money currently can I still attend college?

    My family is financially struggling. I'm considered poor, sometimes we don't have enough money to eat. I want to attend college more than anything. I know there are scholarships I can fill out and I intend to do so, but with no money can I apply for financial aid, get student loans and go? How does it work.... show more
    My family is financially struggling. I'm considered poor, sometimes we don't have enough money to eat. I want to attend college more than anything. I know there are scholarships I can fill out and I intend to do so, but with no money can I apply for financial aid, get student loans and go? How does it work. I'm 16 soon to be 17 and a junior in less than a month. I will pay off my loans.
    7 answers · 7 days ago
  • Should I have financial aid automatically deposited or sent as a paper check?

    Best answer: Direct deposit. Faster, more convenient, more secure.
    Best answer: Direct deposit. Faster, more convenient, more secure.
    5 answers · 7 days ago
  • I m a homeless college student and can t afford school. Advice?

    I live in Ohio, I am an independent, legally homeless student. I am on medicaid and I am receiving grants and student loans but it s still not enough to cover the semester. I still need about 5000 dollars. I ve applied for many scholarships but haven t ever gotten any. I m an average student, I get As and Bs. I m a... show more
    I live in Ohio, I am an independent, legally homeless student. I am on medicaid and I am receiving grants and student loans but it s still not enough to cover the semester. I still need about 5000 dollars. I ve applied for many scholarships but haven t ever gotten any. I m an average student, I get As and Bs. I m a psychology major. My father was just released from prison for one count of gross sexual imposition and he and I have a restraining order and my mother completely disowned me. If I don t have the money by September, they are kicking me out of school and I won t have anywhere to live. I can t take out private loans because I have no credit history and no cosigner, I work a little part time job but with 18 credit hours this semester, it s not enough. If I could cut my meal plan that would help but it is required for full time students living on campus and if I don t live on campus I have nowhere to live. I have talked to the people in the financial aid office and basically they just said tough luck and to consider dropping out and coming back in the future but that isn t really an option for me. Any advice?
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is there any scholarships out there for twins in Indiana or for people whose parents never graduated college?

    I've been looking for a while and so far I found nothing. I know there's a bunch of unique scholarships out there but I haven't been able to find much. If you even know of a scholarship for having brown eyes or hair, that works too. Anything helps.
    I've been looking for a while and so far I found nothing. I know there's a bunch of unique scholarships out there but I haven't been able to find much. If you even know of a scholarship for having brown eyes or hair, that works too. Anything helps.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • How can I afford college?

    So, UCLA is my dream school ( I want to go there and get a BSN to become a registered nurse) but it is 61,000 a year for me since I am out of state ! ( I live in Oregon). How on earth is any supposed to afford that? My family is very well off, my parents make a total of about 160,000 a year, which i fear will mean... show more
    So, UCLA is my dream school ( I want to go there and get a BSN to become a registered nurse) but it is 61,000 a year for me since I am out of state ! ( I live in Oregon). How on earth is any supposed to afford that? My family is very well off, my parents make a total of about 160,000 a year, which i fear will mean i won't get very much financial aid. They still cant afford to send me to college though ! Am i just supposed to take out over 200,000 in loans? No way i'm doing that haha my parents told me only to take out 20,000 at a maximum.So how do I pay? Im currently going into my sophomore year of high school and overall for my freshman year i had a GPA of a 4.05 (there was only 1 AP class available)
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Paying for college? Stressed out!?

    I just recently graduated from high school. I registered for my fall schedule classes for my college and they gave me the expenses for one semester. I have to pay out of pocket $6,000 + just for one semester. How am I suppose to pay for this when my parents make less that $12000 a year. I applied for fasfa and my... show more
    I just recently graduated from high school. I registered for my fall schedule classes for my college and they gave me the expenses for one semester. I have to pay out of pocket $6,000 + just for one semester. How am I suppose to pay for this when my parents make less that $12000 a year. I applied for fasfa and my estimated family contribution is a zero. Thus, meaning my parents can't help me at all. I have applied for scholarships but they only cover a little amount. I don't know what to do. I tried applying for what I could. Can someone please give me advice?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should I help my parents pay their bills?

    My parents are in a bad financial situation now where they are always living from check to check. Even finding extra jobs to pay for the bills. I just got back from school and I am living at home. I am working and saving up to pay for my loans very soon which are very, very ,very high. I have always been the child... show more
    My parents are in a bad financial situation now where they are always living from check to check. Even finding extra jobs to pay for the bills. I just got back from school and I am living at home. I am working and saving up to pay for my loans very soon which are very, very ,very high. I have always been the child to help them with their family business growing up whenever they needed me to help them pay for the bills. I also gave them them over $700 a month (I kept 100 a month for myself) for two years while I was in school to help them pay for their bills after they made two terrible financial decisions that have put them in the bad place they are in now. I have always been there to help and I have even given them money at different times when I was in school trying build up and actually pay for myself to return to college. They recently made another bad financial decision and I don't know what to do. I don't want to seem selfish, but I also need to start living for me away from them. I have a job and I want to start living. I have older siblings that have been through it too and gave up on our parents situaton. I have seen and been through the most with them and now I find myself wondering what to do. I don't want to be selfish. They are not bad people, but they have been pretty selfish. They spent years blowing through money and making shitty decisions and now their paying for it and I'm here watching it and unfortunately living in it with them. What do I do?
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
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  • How can I get into nursing school if I have no insurance and if the school doesn't offer it?

    Best answer: So health insurance is a requirement of nursing school, I take it. I will tell you my experience, I am not suggesting you emulate it. Then I will give some suggestions. I enrolled in a program that required health insurance. I applied for a policy and reported that policy I had applied for using my social... show more
    Best answer: So health insurance is a requirement of nursing school, I take it. I will tell you my experience, I am not suggesting you emulate it. Then I will give some suggestions. I enrolled in a program that required health insurance. I applied for a policy and reported that policy I had applied for using my social security number since it hadn't been issued and I had no policy number yet. I was declined the policy for mental health reasons. I continued enrolled in the program without insurance until a year or year and a half later when I got a job that offered insurance I could afford. If I were in your position I would get a CNA license. You can enroll in a 6 week program for a couple hundred dollars then take your test and be a certified nursing assistant. Then you can get a job at a nursing home or other health care facility that offers insurance. It does not pay well and probably pays around the same as your fast food job but does have better benefits. Some facilities may even help with your nursing school bills. You might also apply to a health care facility in housekeeping, food service, maintenance or other position that doesn't require a CNA license and get the insurance that way. But I would suggest getting a CNA license. In my town Easter Seals and some of the nursing homes pay for people to get their CNA license.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How do I get more student loan money if Fafsa didn't give me enough?

    My tuition/fees alone are around 5500 and fafsa only gave me about 5300. Plus I will have books and other things like meal ticket and parking pass. Not to mention my apartment bills. Now, I did not assume I would get all the money from fafsa, but now that I clearly see that I won't have enough money, I'm... show more
    My tuition/fees alone are around 5500 and fafsa only gave me about 5300. Plus I will have books and other things like meal ticket and parking pass. Not to mention my apartment bills. Now, I did not assume I would get all the money from fafsa, but now that I clearly see that I won't have enough money, I'm curious to know what my next steps would be to getting my money for college. Thanks!
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do I get student loans if I drop classes?

    If I sign up for classes at a university and accept student loans, and then need to drop my classes do I still get the full student loan amount I accepted or do they take it back?
    If I sign up for classes at a university and accept student loans, and then need to drop my classes do I still get the full student loan amount I accepted or do they take it back?
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How can I move to Europe to escape student loans and create a successful life?

    Best answer: The problem is that you need to be legal to work where you land. You can't just go to Europe and teach English legally. There are visas and etc. and you need to research how to qualify for those, which you may not as you don't have the skills they want for people getting these visas. But look into it.... show more
    Best answer: The problem is that you need to be legal to work where you land. You can't just go to Europe and teach English legally. There are visas and etc. and you need to research how to qualify for those, which you may not as you don't have the skills they want for people getting these visas. But look into it.

    Something entirely realistic is to do an organized "teach English abroad" program. Most jobs teaching English are in China and other Asian countries right now, not in Europe, but you can look into such programs. Usually, they pay you a small salary, they pay your travel there and back, and they pay your housing. The pay isn't great, the housing isn't always amazing, and some companies that do this are more reputable than others, so do your research.

    As others said, these jobs tend to be contract-based, so you only do this for a year or two. But still, you get out of the US, get to do something other than what you're doing for a while.

    Your student loans won't go away. If you don't pay them, they'll balloon. I've seen loans go from $120k to $300k+ due to default, so do not go that route. If you really want to skip out on these, you'd need to plan not to move back to the US, and you'd need to go to a country where the financial system isn't tied into that of the US, such as Australia. To do that, you'd need to qualify to enter, and get a work visa there, which isn't easy; but you can do some research.

    You're 30 now, and make so-so money. The fact that you don't make a lot is kind of in your favor, because it means you have some flexibility. By that I mean you can apply for better, more upwardly mobile jobs that also pay so-so, and there are a lot of those. With your bachelors degree and admin experience, you might be able to get an entry level job in university admissions. These pay about where you are, or less, depending on the college, but you'd be able to move up from there. To do that, you might start volunteering in admissions for your former uni, doing college fairs and etc., just to get a bit of related experience. Then start applying.

    You could also look at other jobs you can get promoted out of. For example, admin assistant for an HR department, or marketing department, where you work or elsewhere. You'd learn the business, then work to get promoted into, for example, a staffing role in HR.

    I'm not thrilled about the idea of you taking on additional debt right now, but have you ever thought of being an English teacher in the K-12 system? Or doing something related that's in more demand like bilingual or special ed? If so, there are masters programs out there for people making a career transition into teaching. You'd probably make about what you do now when you start working, and you might have to take on more debt to get into these programs, but the benefits are probably better than what you get now, and because most public school jobs are union, you advance in salary over time, and eventually can make decent money if you're in the right region of the US. And if you're willing to work in specific underserved areas of your state, you might qualify for student loan forgiveness programs after teaching about five years, which could help you.

    If you haven't already done so, talk directly to your lenders to see if you can have your monthly payments lowered. Know that doing this causes what you owe to go up, due to fees and etc., so don't do this unless you must. But do it if the alternative is not paying.

    In terms of current living situation, I'd suggest you do an apartment share/roommate thing for now, until you figure out your path. Don't rent an apartment on your own - you can't afford it yet.
    8 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I am 23, I don't want to be working at a fast food job in 2 years, and want to become something. Advice?

    Best answer: You could make more money being a nurse or something in the medical field.
    Knowing how to use a computer is a big help.
    Working for an insurance is not a lot of pay, but there are benifits
    Best answer: You could make more money being a nurse or something in the medical field.
    Knowing how to use a computer is a big help.
    Working for an insurance is not a lot of pay, but there are benifits
    14 answers · 4 weeks ago