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Is there anyone that can explain to me why?

I am all ready to go on gaining my Associates degree however I need a 70$ tuition deposit by Fri. I am going to be attending Kaplan University On-line for the Medical Information Technologist degree. The clincher is that I just moved 2 weeks ago to Iowa and we are flat broke. I have asked both my parents however my dad said he cant risk it even though I would be paying him back in a month in a half at the latest. My mom is willing to pay my storage but since I got that covered I asked her if she would put the money toward the dep. she then started saying how things where so tight. I just don't understand! I already have 20$ now I just need 50 more and my best friend said for every 10 she will match it. Can anyone out there help me out PLEASE!

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angiehanson

Asked by angiehanson at 10:12 PM on Sep. 30, 2009 in

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  • What is your question? Are you seriously asking other cafe moms for money? Sorry, I don't think I can help you out.
    Six_on_my_own

    Answer by Six_on_my_own at 10:20 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Ah, no and I apologize for the miss understanding. I did kinda word that in such a way didn't I. OOOOPPPPPSSSSSS! SO Sorry....... Any way I guess that is what I get for just blurting things out and not checking what I typed before I hit the button. Im just asking for advice on how to handle my situation here.
    angiehanson

    Answer by angiehanson at 10:48 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Ahh, okay, gotcha...Well, do you have any CD's/DVD's that you could sell? There are a lot of pawn/2nd hand stores etc that will give a couple of bucks for a DVD. Have anything to pawn? I've never done it myself but a friend of mine has. There's always Craigslist, baby furniture, kids' items are ususally popular.
    Six_on_my_own

    Answer by Six_on_my_own at 10:56 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Honestly...I would look into a community college in your area. At least that way you can get better financial aid and some offer evening and online degrees.
    OneToughMami

    Answer by OneToughMami at 2:54 AM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • Stay away from for-profit schools. They exist, by law, to make money for their owners/shareholders; education is not their priority. When I was in HR, I did not interview candidates from the for-profit schools.

    Start with a community college; they will likely have many classes on line and the credits will easily transfer to a state university.

    Have a couple of informational interviews with people in your chosen field to help you determine whether or not this is the right career choice for you.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:37 AM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • Thank you all, your advise has acutely helped. I am now researching the local community colleges for what they offer on-line and such and I have contacted Kaplan and withdrew my application. I will obtain my degree from a more reputable institution. It may take longer due to pre-requsits but that way I know my degree will be more widely accepted then if I went the route of a for-profit institution.

    Once again Thanks to all
    angiehanson

    Answer by angiehanson at 3:20 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

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