I'm sorry, but most summer jobs don't come close to paying off college tuition. It might help a little, but it's not 1985 anymore, you can't pay for college that way
@TheWafflingDead, Whup dee doo!
@TheWafflingDead, well... I have been able to so far. So I can say it's possible
@Blackmagicm93, it really depends on the school you get into. The more prestigious the college the less likely you'll be able to pay it off easy. It's not a problem if you go to a party school for an associates degree.
@Blackmagicm93, community college must be serving you well then. But for the rest of us paying 12k+ a year and pay rent, utilities, insurance, cell phone - my 40hr/wk job @ 12.87 per hour, I'm struggling.
@VibratingButtChomper, I too pay rent, phone, utilities, insurance, and the university I'm going too. I do that after my full time (40+) work week, plus my side job I do with the school. I was just trying to give hope to people but apparently what I said was wrong so I'm sorry for any inconvenience I brought to anyone.
@VibratingButtChomper, maybe you should have gone to community, they pay me to go to school as long as I keep getting good grades, and I work 20-30 hrs a week which isn't a lot but I don't spend much on anything but rent and utilities
@VibratingButtChomper, Scholarships and grants are out there.
@VibratingButtChomper, Minus the being in school part, that's adult life, for the rest of your life. The struggle is real.
@VibratingButtChomper, I too pay rent, phone, utilities, insurance, and the university I'm attending . I do that after my full time (40+) work week, plus my side job I do with the school. I was just trying to give hope to people but apparently what I said was wrong so I'm sorry for any inconvenience I brought to anyone.
I didn't realize that working during the summer was a new trend
lived at home, worked full and part time during a 6 year stint for a 4 year bs degree (mechanical engineering) attended community college and got a "free" pdf of every book aside from like 3 for open book tests. still have 60k of debt
jk, I graduated debt free. but gotta thank mom and dad for free housing and groceries too
I've never had a his problem. Was too busy getting money from GI bill
@TheFury01, just what I was going to suggest. I know the military is not for everyone, but it is totally worth it. Now I have free healthcare too.
@TheFury01, either military or learn a trade. Both are good options instead of college. There seems to be a lot of pressure to go to college(at least when I was in high school a few years ago) but truth is, not everyone should/needs to go to college. There are other options.
@Richard Cypher, tbh i went for the trade knowing i could one day get the degrees i need because id be making good money. Still havnt gotten the degree because i make enough money to be comfortable and thats all i want.
I mean you'll be working every season when you get a full time job
Did the baby boomers not work during the summer?
Free education, I have been blessed.
I'm sorry... But millennial whine; a lot. I'm a millennial and I went to community college, because I wasn't a idiot who HAD to drink and party. Guess what, I work during school and full time in the summer and I have no problem paying for my college. In 2 years I go to a 4 year school for 2 years and cut the costs in half... But in my situation I'm actually going to a school that's local so I can stay at home, so I can still work
It's always someone else's fault, not your own
@4Chan Ambassador , yeah but you even admit it you are able to not pay rent and most likely food if you're still at home. That's a big expense. When i was in school i had to purchase a vehicle to get around, pay rent and food, pay off medical bills from when i had back surgery, pay my phone and insurance, etc. Everyone is whiny regardless of age, i one hundred percent agree with that. But you had it lucky and not everyone is in your situation. At least you acknowledge that though
@4Chan Ambassador , what about families too poor for even community college, and how are we supposed to get jobs afterwards ? I'm sorry, I know I didn't articulate this well but it really ticks me off to see people blame mellinals for not biting thier tongues about a system that F***s them from the start. We aren't "whining" we're ducking passed off that baby boomers won't die so we can replace them. I've seen perfectly good jobs go from more deserving candidates to the older, s***ier candidates for thier "experience" then seen that same older candidate turn around to younger candidates and b**** about how they want everything handed to them. Heck I've been one of those younger candidates. I lost a job bid for bagger boy at Kroger to a 53 year old. Wth is a 40+ year old doing with a bagger boy job?!? It is "someone else"'s fault, a bunch of clueless selfish baby boomers destroyed education, the environment, and the economy And they won't even give us the chance to fix it.
@I Rate Pics, what about trade school or apprenticeships? We always need hvac work, electricians, and other trade jobs. Those don't cost as much as college and bring in some serious dough in the right unions. College is not required to get through life, Mike Rowe is a pretty good example for how people should work, the jobs don't have to be "ideal", they're jobs...they are supposed to help earn money for the needs you have and supply a few "wants". No one wants to hear excuses, they want to see solutions and don't give me a speech about the "man" holding you down. Throw the man off your back and get on with your life.
@I Rate Pics, Those too poor for community college can apply for FASFA to a 4-year Uni, in CA there is a CalGrant (no paying back), pel grant, and so many scholarships - even "no essays" ones. My buddy has a low income family- and is basically going to Cal State for free. If you think there is no opportunity due to financial situation , there are options. It just takes work and even luck. Can't give up or blame anyone for that as it depends on the person's motivation.
@suffixly, Yeah seriously lol. My state and hundreds of other throw out scholarships like candy. You can literally go to college for free. I have a friend who's fostered that goes to college for free AND gets a check every semester for like 1.5k!
@4Chan Ambassador , Proofreading is a good thing. I mean for community college it's easy to get scholarships and go for free, and at hundreds of community colleges... not hundreds of states
Finish high school before getting pregnant.
@Technosexual , i seriously wasn't expecting that to be as controversial a thought as it is.
you normally are 18 at the age of graduating which is also normally the age of consent and even for those areas where 16 is the age of consent, ALL high schoolers should know at the very least, easing children and getting an education is harder than an education alone. maybe you just got downvoted for being slightly off topic
@onlyspongebobquotes, the off topic is why, it's not relevant to the OP
I'm down to only owing $200,000
Call the WAHmbulance! I went to a state university and worked part time all through school while paying my own rent and everything. Got my degree in 4 years, got a full time job, and had my loans paid off in 2 years. Now in the 2 years since then I've bought a brand new car with CASH and bought a house that has a lower mortgage payment than my rent was. It's not hard if you're willing to put in the effort and pick a marketable degree.
Better make those memes faster!! FASTER!!