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Going to get my Bachelor's in Science!

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    Finally, I thought I was done with my Associates Degree. Then I got bored since I can't work right now and figure, what the heck. I'm going to die anyway, why not put myself in a 50,000 some odd debt to go to school. [Don't worry. I'll still be cruisin'] I'm getting a B.S. in Communications.

    Linear Algebra. Quantum Reasoning. Here I come!
     
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    Awesome, good luck! Not that you'll need it, you've got this.
     
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    Go get it! You can do it plus it will increase you job prospects. What kind of job are you looking for anyways? T.V.? Radio? Journalism? Public Relations?
     
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    You keep going strong.

    Back in the day there was a job called a professional student. The pay sucked and you had to do some teaching but you just kept on getting master degrees or doctorates.

    I knew people who were 20 year college students.

    I hope you have some fun.
     
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    Actually, I'm not too sure yet. I can't be too picky given my situation. I did some journalism way back when. I'm into language, teaching, and public speaking [most likely, a professional public speaker. I haven't found my subject niche yet.]
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    Believe me, I can't blame them. I was a 13 year associates student. Math and science tripped me up big time. What I like about this is I don't have to take all those developmental courses. So, even though it's hard I still get credit for it.

    That would be something to get my Master's. I'd have to think how much money I want to borrow from the feds first. I remember someone about 70s said about their loan collector, "why do they keep hounding me. What are they going to do, wake me from the dead so I can pay off my loans?"

    I can't get full time work but at least I can do something.
     
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    That's really cool. I bet you will do great. My dad's advice for 4 years: "Just finish." lol.
     
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    Are you sure you want to spend 50 grand on a degree in communications? While there are lots of interesting jobs for communications majors, few of them pay all that well. Have you checked out public colleges and universities, which are a whole lot cheaper?

    If you get a Federal loan, make sure you get the right type. Some will forgive your remaining debt after ten years if you work in some sort of public service job. Anyway, keep up the enthusiasm -- and best of luck!
     
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    Ha. Tell him that helped in many ways than one. Thanks.
     
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    It's a public college. I've already signed the MPN agreement for the Federal Loan. I was reading about it and spent half a day literally with the counselor before signing anything. Here in my state the only schools to really go to are the private ones or schools like Harvard and Marymount. A lot of the smaller colleges like the one I'm at are online. I can't afford the other colleges and the travel alone without a car is basically my book money.

    I have a good enough time to find other scholarships and resources. I don't mind making small payment plans to the feds for life. As long as I have savings, my health insurance, a job, and a backup plan and I'm good [no big obligations].
     
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    I think it's that much in total credits about 400 per credit. One class per five weeks two years. No break.

    I'm not taking out the full loan.
     
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    Just pay as you go, you can on occasions supplement it a bit with your own income, or grants, etc. You may end up with only about 45k debt in the end. If you get a decent job, as a result of your degree, (whether it's in your degree field or not) then after about 5 years you will be making decent enough money to handle that payment without too much trouble. I actually managed to pay off 11k worth of my overall student debt during the 4 years I was in college just by having a part time job while I went.
     
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    One of my old bosses had a masters in communications. He was the general manager of a grocery store and made around $50k.
     
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    Did you know Howard University is about $980 per credit! And Georgetown is $1,263 per credit hour.
     
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    I was going to suggest LEGO University but it is probably way overpriced.
     
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    Are you limiting yourself to DC?
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    Georgetown and Howard both are in DC.
     
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    Yes? I live in VA 45min from there. I thought it interesting the prices. What did you mean by that comment?
     
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    I was wondering why you aren't looking at state schools, which are a lot cheaper for in-state students. DC, which is not a state, doesn't have any. Another factor that will affect your costs (and the time you spend earning your degree) is how many credits of you AA will transfer. It would be a good idea to talk to a counselor at your community college; usually there's somebody who specializes in students who want to go on to a four-year school.
     

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