I want to go to college but can’t afford it and don’t want to have huge student loans to pay off. What should I do?
The first thing that you should do is complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Here is a link https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/. Do NOT use another service to complete the application for you. This will not cost you anything. This application should tell you about grants and loans. Take all the grants that you can get. I could be wrong on this but depending on your age, your parents income will not be taken into consideration.Next you need to make a decision. Are you going to pay cash or take out loans? I do NOT EVER recommend taking out loans for any reason at all. Once you make this decision, you may move onto the next steps.College choice. This choice will determine how much you will pay for school. I suggest going to a community college for the first 2 years to get your “core” classes out of the way. These places are not only cheaper, but more flexible for scheduling classes. Some states community college is FREE! I also recommend that you attend an in-state public school after moving on from community college.“Josh this is all good information, but how do I pay for it?”Grants from FAFSAScholarships. Check out Scholly – Scholarship Search Tool and College Scholarship Finder App. Yes it does have a monthly fee, but you will get more in return through scholarship awards. (I am not paid to recommend myscholly)Work-study programs with the school. I went to school with girl whose tuition was paid just by working in one of the campus restaurants. Also if you’re living on campus, apply to be a RA (resident advisor). You will often get discounted dorm costs or even FREE! I love free things.Work your freaking butt off to pay for it in cash each semester. You don’t have to pay it all at once. You only have to pay for each semester as you go.Indentured servant. Try going to businesses your chosen field of study and ask if they offer any programs to where you can work for them and they give you a scholarship. I have heard of people doing this. I don’t personally know anyone who has been successful with it but I also live in a very rural community.Military. The military has paid for many to go to college. This does come at a price though. You have to agree to serve for a set amount of time before they will pay or you must pay them back.I may have forgotten some but I didn't want to make you read a book. Let me know if you have any other questions or if I missed something.Remember that debt is dumb and cash is king!
What can I do if I don't want to go to college but I want to learn (if you know what I mean)?
Going to college and learning are two mutually exclusive things. Warren Buffet reads 700-1000 pages DAILY to learn and even he can't afford a college because of time constraints - HE STILL LEARNS.A rickshaw puller who is stuck in Chennai flood is thinking the ways to take passengers out of the flood. He never faced that situation earlier. HE IS STILL LEARNING.Everyone's learning - professionally or personally and most of us are not in college and can't afford it. So what do we do?We ask it from our friends, teachers, read books and google.However, to spoon-feed here's the link to 1150 free online courses -1150 Free Online Courses from Top Universities And this would be just beginning. One learns till the end.
Im 17, and want to go to college but my parents won't let me.?
So, 15 minutes ago, i got in a fight with my family. They said i don't do anything since today, i refused to go to church cause i just didnt wanna go. I actually do stuff such as the dishes and mowing the lawn and mostly anything else they say. Well my dad yelled at me and said that i don't do anything he says and that i never listen. Also, he says that i have gotten away from my family. Well i was angry since he was yelling at me and i brought up the time where he lied to the whole famly about going to new york when he actually went to visit another women.(he is already married). Then i also brough up things about when he went to jail for a day for being accused of somthing. After that, he yelled at me and said that he is going to "control my life" . I wll not get to use the car or go anywhere. my phone will be taken away and no internet for me. (he currently left the house because he is angry.) Then he told me to get out the house. I liuve with my dad under custody since my parents are divorced. My mom lives soomewhere else. i live in my dads home and he provides for me like aparent should, but now hes trying to control me. dont get treated equally. my younger sibling gets whatever she wants including my stuff even if i say no and if i say its mine, he always says u didnt pay for it. I have gotten a 4.0 throughout highs school and my sat score is over 2000. He said that he will make sure i go to the college he wants no matter what. The thng is, im gonna be a senior is highschool this year and when i enter college next year , i will be 17. Im pretty sure i can get a schoalr ship or a lot of aid to a lot ofdifferent colleges outside the state. The thing is i dont have a job or anything. When i said that i will go to any coleege i want to,(ill pay if i have to) he said i wont. Then my grandpa started yelling at me syaing i should respect my dad since he provides for me and then i should only loook at the good things he does. He said that i shouldnt worry about the affair he had or the time he went to jail.
I don't want to continue college anymore?
I am in my second year of college and I just really don't think that it's for me. I've considered the option of switching schools thinking that maybe I just didn't fit the school, but I have just decided that maybe I don't want to go to college for four years. I have never liked school or felt comfortable in school and I'm only an average to below average student no matter how hard I work and believe me, I bust my ***, school just isn't my strong suit. I feel like no matter how many classes I take, someone like me wouldn't be able to have any more success with a diploma than without. The trouble with that is that I know how hard it would be to make a decent living without a college degree, but there are shorter programs you can do to prepare you for certain jobs. And on top of that my family just does not approve of skipping college. Nobody in my family has ever not gone to college. Education is very important to them as well as not living at home after high school. They think it's an important part of growing up and I totally agree but it's just not right for ME. Getting some type of job and moving back in with my parents just isn't an option in my family. My parents would never allow it unless there was some extreme circumstance. While I completely understand their view on it and know that they're being great parents by providing me with the opportunity to go to college and all of that it makes me extremely angry that I feel like I have no control over my own life. I'm going to be 21 years old and they still act like I have no say in what I do in life and I listen to them because I respect their opinion a lot and want them to approve of what I do, but at what point to I say enough is enough and take control? I know that they've lived longer and have learned more life lessons than I have so far, but I really feel that my path should be made by me and me only and that my mistakes are mine to make. I have been fighting the issue with them since I got to school my freshman year and they just will not budge and it makes me feel like I have no option. What advice would you give someone like me?
I don't want to go to college after graduating?
After years of stressing, pulling my hair out, not enjoying my life even a little bit, and severe depression, I've decided that I probably don't want to go to college/university. After next year, I'm graduating. I'll be 16, and I'll have to figure out what I want to do with my life by then or my mom will force me to go to college (she's not letting me leave the house or live with my father who's much more progressive until I'm 18, which I hate.) I never really wanted to go to college, even when I was younger, because I didn't find the replaying of stressing over school adding debt and a boring work life much fun. I'm going to start my own business while my mom is making me stay at home and see how it goes, but I don't want to tell her that I'm considering not going to college because I know she'll tell me I'm making a big mistake and that I'll regret it. People say that college isn't the same as high school, but people told me that high school would be better than middle school, middle school would be better than elementary, etc. Are they right? Will I regret that choice? Will it be better than high school, or will I be spending four years stressing about money and grades all over again? I'd rather off myself than go through that again, I honestly hate school, and want nothing to do with the people and schools where I live once I leave it.
My dad wants me to go to college but i dont want too?
I hate school and im just happy it is almost over in a few months. But my dad keeps whining that i will never be successful in life and i will be working minimum wage all my life if i dont go to college. But still i dont want too. How can i help him understand that?
I can't afford College!!?
Listen, I'm on the fence about this. I consider myself a seasoned veteran when it comes to this kind of stuff. When I first entered college, I too ended up taking out over seventeen thousand dollars. I'm still in school and I'm still taking out more loans. I'm in so much debt that even when I'm middle aged I still won't be able to pay it off. Look, if you are going to take out loans, PLEASE make sure that whatever profession you choose to go into you will be able to pay back the loans with ease. After going to a ridiculous private school and majoring in something that will be rewarding personally, but not financially, I dropped out and went to a much cheaper school. I'm currently in nursing school and I love what I do, but it's worth all the loans, because I can easily pay back my loans after graduation. I understand why your fiance is so hesitant about taking out loans. If this is something that you really want to do, go for it. Apply for scholarships. Don't let money stop you from actualizing your dreams.
Im going into college, but i dont know what i want to be!?
When i sit and think about what i want to be, i come up with a billion choices, and it is really frustrating. I want to be everything in life and do it all. I know that really isnt possible, but how can i narrow down my choices on what i want to be in life.