I GOT IN!...Now what?

United States
February 28, 2007 9:35pm CST
My favorite college accepted me, and gave me some scholarship money too! This is awesome! However, I still have got to pay for the rest...which means A)Getting a job B)Joining the military or C)Both Any suggestions?
3 responses
• United States
1 Mar 07
Congratulations! I was recently in the same position as you but I filled out the FAFSA and got a student loan. It was pretty easy, actually.
• United States
2 Mar 07
Yeah, I sent in the FAFSA forms about two weeks ago. I'll probably hear something by next week. Congrats, by the way!
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
Good to know you're back, Jess!;) My suggestion would be, if you think that by mylotting cannot be more sufficient in supporting your studies.. it's better if you do look for a job. A job that you think you can handle while you're studying, that cannot affect on your studies. I think working on some food chains would be better for you to handle, but I may be also wrong. It's up to you, on what job you think you can handle enough while studying. P.S. I don't think that joining military would be the solution for your problems!;)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Thanks so much! Actually, the military is sort of a family honor/tradition. My mother, father, aunt, uncle, etc. have enlisted and served. I probably won't go into the big branches, but National Guard sounds pretty good. They would pay for most of my college fees and give me a decent income. As for a fast food job... been there, done that, hate it with a burning passion.
@joby_09 (498)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
why not ask money from your parents? anyway, its their obligation to send you to school. But if you support your self, i suggest you get another job. Its difficult to combine studies and work. But when you do, you'll have this sense of fulfillment. =)
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• United States
2 Mar 07
My mother is the only one supporting me, and I'd feel sort of guilty asking her to pay. She'd do it, plans on it really, but I want to pave my own way. Odds are, I'll have to quit my job before the summer is over, but it couldn't hurt to try.