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Since it is soooo easy for some of you... Let's take a poll.

Anonymous
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Poll

Question: How did you get your higher education?

Options:

Parents paid for it.

Parents plus student loans and grants

Loans and grants

I worked and worked and worked until I could pay for it.

I took out loans I will be paying off well into my forties.

I didn't attend a college/university


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I see A LOT of women on here drowning on about how if you want to better your life, why don't you go to school and do something about it, ect.. Did it ever dawn on you that not everyone can afford schooling? But what about student loans and grants? News flash, not everyone qualifies for them. I work two jobs and do some small stuff on the side, I still don't make nearly enough for tuition. My parents were drug addict abusers, I had to drop out of school and start working to support myself. I didn't have the good fortune of parents who give a damn and want the best for their child. I'm just curious your opinions. I'm not trying to attack anyone. And although, yes, I admittedly am jealous of those who have awesome parents who paid for their schooling, I'm as equally happy for you. I wish that could have been me. I'm so sick of being poor. Living paycheck to paycheck. Never having extra for minimal life pleasures. The extra money I do get all goes into a savings account for my son. I hope that by the time he starts thinking about college I will have saved enough to at the very least get him started. 

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Nov. 4, 2014 at 5:31 PM
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My parents helped, but I paid for the majority of it. My loans are all paid.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 4, 2014 at 5:31 PM
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Grants, scholarships and work. No loans. That's not an options though...
lollip0p
by Ruby Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 5:32 PM
None of those. My dh supports me while I'm in school.

Why don't you qualify for student loans?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 4, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Another option - working, grants, loans, paying off said loans long before our peers because we went without and lived below our means, well below our means.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 4, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Bump

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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I grew up with nothing. I joined the Air Force and retired after 21 years, obtaining a free college education. I'm not paying for my kids' college. They'll earn scholarships, take out loans or join the military. I'll help them pay off their loans once they finish college though.
MommyAnnaBanana
by Platinum Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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I worked full time and took some loans. But this was in the 90s. My entire education was under 15k and I went to a university. I feel bad for people now. The cost went up so fast. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Nov. 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM
Worked until I could pay for it.
Kylie819
by Platinum Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM
Scholarships. Academic and music.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Nov. 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM
Grants and scholarships. I have over $1000 left over from my grants and scholarships every semester after tuition and books. Then my dh works.
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