Understanding college, student loans, and financial aid

United States
February 18, 2009 7:14pm CST
I'm having a hard time understanding these things. Right now I'm trying to enroll into a online school full time because I'm at home everyday, all day. My mother told me not to because they're too expensive. What should I do? And as far as the student loans, my mother told me that I can't take out a student loan because I'm too young. If I'm 18 can't I take out a student loan to pay for the rest that my financial aid doesn't cover. Should I just go ahead and register and do school online without her knowing?
1 response
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
19 Feb 09
You must consider your financial situation, and the future repayment that you must commit to. It is even harder to borrow money to fund your education nowadays. If you can, you can enroll online, and also find a way to pay for your online classes. Maybe your parents temporarily not be able to afford your education now.
• United States
19 Feb 09
That really didn't help much because my parents will never be able to afford my education.