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Old 03-17-2009, 08:59 AM
 
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Yeah because mommy and daddy helped them pay for it.

If you're an independent student (not a dependent of your parents) the maximum number of loans (when you combine the subsidized and unsubsidized loans) for a freshman is a whopping $9,500.

No one can live and pay for school on $9,500 in Chicago -- no one.

If Venom has a decent credit history or someone to cosign he MIGHT be able to get a high-interest private party loan, but they're hard to come by right now because of the credit crunch and they're a horrible deal -- most charge interest rates up near 10%.
It's not that big a deal to work and go to school at the same time. I always had a job in college. And the extent of the financial support I got from my folks was that my dad would send me 50 bucks or so every now and then, which I was grateful for. Otherwise, I got scholarships, grants, and loans that I'm still paying back. Living expenses, however, were on yours truly.

And you know what? I still had a blast. I went to class. I worked. I volunteered. I partied. I dated.

Granted, I didn't live in Chicago, so living expenses were way less, but so were wages. Besides, if you're young and single, you can live in Chicago for WAY less than most people spend.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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CBC, of course you can. I worked all the way through college.

Several people told Venom to just go to college and then he said, yes, but I still then need a job and then this new guy from NYC told him he didn't need a job to get through college and that's what I was responding to.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Evanston
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Don't have any advice, but I think it's great that you are so persistent. That's what you have to do. Something will come along and hopefully this crappy economy will turn around soon.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:22 AM
 
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CBC, of course you can. I worked all the way through college.

Several people told Venom to just go to college and then he said, yes, but I still then need a job and then this new guy from NYC told him he didn't need a job to get through college and that's what I was responding to.
Oh, I know. I guess I shouldn't have quoted you, as I was expanding upon, rather than refuting, your statement.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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currently i work in the loop, by day, and attend school from 6:45 to 10pm M-Thursday. it gets tiring but hopefully it pays off. besides, i love the college girls.

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Go back to school, then get a job. Or get a crappier job now to help pay for school--even if it's just a City College two-year degree or something. You need to pick up a skill set that employers will seek.

Or try to learn a trade. Plumbers make wagonloads of money without college degrees.
i don't think many employers will be impressed by a 2 year degree but i suppose it depends on what field the employers work in.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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...I would put money on it that you can get a job with the city, at least for the summer.
Yeah he can call (877) 587-9675

The city is using part of its stimulus money to create 7,300 summer jobs for youth.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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i don't think many employers will be impressed by a 2 year degree but i suppose it depends on what field the employers work in.
It's better than nothing. With a two-year degree you could be an EMT or Land Surveyor. There are jobs out there for people with tech-school, community college, or city college credentials.

But it's easy for me to say. I was in college/grad school for 8-1/2 years.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:10 PM
 
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Unless the whole "We're going to be destroyed by the crippling debt the worthless Baby Boomers took to buy stupid crap" issue hits first.
So I take it you hate your parents?
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:15 AM
 
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Yeah because mommy and daddy helped them pay for it.

If you're an independent student (not a dependent of your parents) the maximum number of loans (when you combine the subsidized and unsubsidized loans) for a freshman is a whopping $9,500.

No one can live and pay for school on $9,500 in Chicago -- no one.

If Venom has a decent credit history or someone to cosign he MIGHT be able to get a high-interest private party loan, but they're hard to come by right now because of the credit crunch and they're a horrible deal -- most charge interest rates up near 10%.
my cousin did it. mommy and daddy didnt help with his loans either

he is about 100,000 in debt. there is certain loans that will cover everything while in college.... including housing and food
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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Yes, and as I said, you can't get those private loans now because of the credit crunch. And I bet you money your friend's parents had to cosign the loan in the first place.
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