college life dilemma

Philippines
May 20, 2008 9:27am CST
hi! i'm college sophomore. currently taking up BS Nursing here in the philippines. as of now, my parents are having a hard time coping up with my expenses. i'm afraid that one day, my parents can't support my education anymore and i'll be forced to stop with my college degree. i hope someone can help me. or even give me some advices as to what will i do. *thanks!
5 responses
• Norway
20 May 08
hi kababayan! if you are afraid that one day you'll be forced to stop schooling because of financial reason, my suggestion would be to help your parents with your expenses. Study very hard so you will be a deans lister, in that way you can avail a discount for your tuition fees. or maybe you can apply to be a working student in your school. When i was in college, i have friends who worked in our school ( i forgot how they are called ) and i think they are only paying the miscellaneous fees and 0% of the tuition fee, but of course, there are some requirements such as if they are really worth to be given the opportunity (lack of money for education) and also they have to maintain their grades. And we also have this group of "talented" students who performed in and out the school and they are also have discounts on their tuition fees depending on their standing in the organization. Maybe your school too, have this "scholarship" thing? its difficult, i know, to study and at the same time think of other things, but its just a matter of hardwork and setting your mind to your goals. if you really want to finish your studies, and their might be a possibility of hindrances to this, then, why not prevent it to happen by doing things that you know might help you today and in the future?
• Philippines
21 May 08
i've been a deans lister here in our school since my first year. but sad to say, our school doesn't hold any scholarship for nursing students.
• Norway
22 May 08
oh, thats sad.. but i forgot, not all deans lister can avail the discount. because i used to be a deans lister too but i never had any discounts because i think only those who had an average of 1 to 1.3 can avail the discounts.
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
20 May 08
Are there part time jobs available near you? If you're concerned about this then take steps now to help fund your education so you're not forced to stop your studies later on.
• Philippines
20 May 08
there's no available part time jobs here. you know philippines, when you are below 18 and wants to have a job, they say its child labor. and also, our school doesn't hold a scholarship program for those nursing students.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
30 May 08
i know what you mean. we are both in the same boat but in my situation i am the parent. my first born is a freshmen this coming june and i am a single mom with four children. ouch dibha. and just like you my first born is willing to help financially but he is just 16 and there are no part time job out there who can accept a 16 year old teen. well the only advice i can give you is not to get full load this semester. just get only some so your parents wont have a hard time paying for it. thats the only thing i can advice. cheers. we should still keep praying and have faith
• Philippines
20 May 08
why don't you try scholarship or try transferring to a state university.Or perhaps try student loans
@grammasnook (1877)
• United States
20 May 08
Are you contributing to your education? This might lessen the burden on them. My daughter is also going to school for nursing she has applied for a couple of grants but still needs to pay quite a bit out of pocket. We were able to afford the first year which is 15 thousand that is what we were able to contribute but otherwise she will be paying the reast herself. She is a single mom with a full time job and goes to school. She does CNA work to do this. We are able to help her with some childcare and a place to stay until she graduates.