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View Poll Results: How did you pay for college?
Student Loans 5 9.43%
Financial Aid 2 3.77%
Parents/Someone else paid for College 21 39.62%
Scholarships 6 11.32%
Other 16 30.19%
Part time/full time job 3 5.66%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-06-2015, 12:49 PM
 
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I qualify for Financial Aid since my family income is average
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:59 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Voted other as there was no option for paying for it yourself, along with scholarship.
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:59 PM
 
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MODERATORS on the Education forum : I forgot to allow multiple votes on this poll can you please change that and add PART Time/ Full time job option to vote ? Thanks

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Old 08-06-2015, 01:04 PM
 
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I went to college 87-91. Didn't qualify for any financial aid (which is weird because my parents were not well-off at all). Got an academic scholarship to a state college because of grades/SAT scores (this state college wanted to get as many people who were "distinguished scholars" as possible, so they lured us with a free ride). My parents only paid for my room & board, which back then, was MUCH cheaper than it is today.

Went to grad school 95-97. Got 1/2 covered with an academic scholarship through the school. Took out a student loan for the other half. I paid that sucker off ASAP.
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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I drove semi trucks for the local railroad during my undergraduate years and, as well, I had the GI Bill. During my graduate program, I also had teaching and research assistantships.
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:11 PM
 
Location: In the north country fair
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For my undergrad, I went to a very inexpensive state school and paid in-state tuition. My family helped me with living expenses but I paid for my tuition and books by living with my parents in the summer and saving whatever income I made by working. When I studied abroad, I got a scholarship.
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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I went to an expensive out-of-state engineering school and worked my butt off to pay for living costs and college costs. I started an automotive repair business that was a good income for me even though it took a lot of hours per week to keep it going. My Dad's offer to pay for living and college expenses came with a requirement that I get grades as good or better than his when he worked his way through his engineering degree. I didn't achieve that, so we parted company very quickly and I was on my own.
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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I worked on my father's farm and for neighboring farmers during the summer, played in bands on the weekends during the summer and the school year, had a couple scholarships, received a small grant, did work study, received subsidized student loans, found money in the cushions of the couch, and my parents paid for part of it.

I would say that I covered nearly all the possible ways to pay for college you can have. Thus, the box for "Other" is what I checked.
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:45 PM
 
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I voted other:

I went to a top private but had about 1/2 covered in scholarships, 1/3 in FA free(parents divorced so i qualified) and i just took out loans for the remaining 10-15k a year...

So it ended up being a pretty good investment

I can't think of anyone that actually ever pays FULL price lol
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Old 08-06-2015, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I didn't vote, since multiple selections weren't allowed.

I went to a highly selective private liberal arts college. 75% of my costs were paid for by scholarships and grants.

The remaining 25% was taken out in federal student loans by me.

I was eligible for federal work study placement, and worked 30 hours a week at various work study jobs on campus, and paid that money directly back to the school.

I worked factory jobs summers to buy my books and incidentals.

So, grants, scholarships, student loans, and personal earnings. Paid nowhere near sticker price. Helluva deal.


Now I'm in graduate school, years later, and most of that is covered by the G.I. Bill.
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