See, this would be one of those times when you go “Oh, I can sort of understand why that girl became a stripper to pay for college…” Not that I could put myself in her place…but anyway. Onwards to the point of this…
Financial Aid only gives out so much via grants and loans, and what I would receive doesn’t even cover close to half of my tuition per semester. I’ve applied for more scholarships than I can count but, unfortunately, the majority of them are for spring semester and later. One decently-sized scholarship I was automatically entered in denied me because, apparently, my household brings in too much money. (That’s a bullshit excuse, because my father’s fiance applied for it and they said the same thing. She’s unemployed and living on SS. Bull.) So, now I’m up Shits Creek without a paddle.
I don’t want to take out an unsubsidized loan considering I’m having a HELL of a time finding a job and (I believe? Please correct me if I’m wrong here…) I have to pay interest each month on it, assuming I accept it.
Basically, I need to come up with about… $6,000+ for tuition alone, not taking into account cost of textbooks (which I’ll be buying from half.com or amazon.com…screw the book store D<!).
Private Student Loan. Good idea or a bad idea? Amber needs a little advice here…I really have no idea what to do right now!