You can’t pay for it with overtime on a fulltime job
@eleven, what if your full-time job consists of people calling you ugly for $200?
@Hanjurew, Middle school would have been a much more financially lucrative period in my life then.
@Hanjurew, where do you apply?
@eleven, refid=442687 for those of you in random who don't understand
@eleven, You can't make 3 grand every 4 months on full time AND overtime? How much are you getting paid?
@ Seductive Cheeto, it was a joke
@ Seductive Cheeto, you think college costs 3 grand a quarter? Wtf kinda college do you go to mine costs 5k a quarter and that's not including food, housing, or transportation. I work almost full time and attend as a full time student I literally dont see daylight some weeks and have very little free time. I'm applying to a masters program that is 13k a quarter so ya shjts mentally exhausting and ridiculously expensive I dont think I could actually do much more than I'm doing without falling apart.
@Cousteau, I go to Florida International University, my semesters cost 2900 dollars for 13 credits. I pay for school with scholarships and loans, and my work money goes to room and board. I still have plenty of free time, and I also go to clubs. Sounds like you need to improve your finances, your job, or just go to a cheaper school, or even seek financial aid. What's the point of going through all that and just having a shjtty life? Just slamming your head against a problem is never the only way to solve it, you should take time reassess how you're handling things
@ Seductive Cheeto, cant get finanacial aid because my parents claim me as a dependent and support me a bit. And I'm not unhappy at all deal is if I finish the masters program I can work for my dad for a lot of money. I'm just saying school ain't cheap and most good schools cost a lot more than 2900 for just a quarter but they dont restrict that based on credits it's literally enrollment. Look at where your college is ranked and whether that education will get you a place at the table or was just kinda a waste because anyone applying to the same job from a better college will get the job over you
@Cousteau, sounds like you've just bought into the college scam of overpaying for a degree and lacking a social life, just cause you're paying a lot and are being forced into debt doesn't mean you have to
@Sivls, i am so glad there is a reply that didn’t take this seriously and actually understood it. Thank you
Community college, get a trade skill, make more money while you finish your degree wherever you want. My wife was a part time worker at a frozen yogurt shop, she paid her tuition herself, graduated as an RN at 19 and was making 55k a year as a new nurse, now she makes 75k and she’s currently working on her NP, she’s 26. She ended up paying off MY student loans, who spent 4 years racking up over $30,000 in four years getting an education degree. You can be a victim or you can figure out how to avoid the crippling debt machine the boomers made for us.
@Niam Leeson, I was about to upvote you until you did the typical millennial thing of blaming someone else. Still proud of you and your wife though!
@Snarfel Burger, and whose fault is it? Is it millennials? Did we fvck up the economy and job market? Did we not keep up with wages through inflation effectively cutting the minimum wage in half after adjusting for inflation and cost of living? Did we make it to where you need a technical degree to do a job highschool dropouts used to do? Did we increase tuition costs 10-fold? Nope think that all started before most of us were even born. I didn’t do any of this shjt, but instead of just sitting and complaining I at least try to work around a system that was breaking before I was even born and is now fvcked up beyond reason. My son won’t even be able to go to a traditional four year university he’s going to have to do it a lot harder because by then a single semester will be over $10,000 and inflation will have reached a point where that’s not possible without massive loans, a job, AND parents to pay for it.
@Niam Leeson, It’s honestly not that fvcked up. Its different, but not necessarily fvcked.
My point is for millennials to stop blaming other people for them not being where they want to be in life, (honestly how does that help anything? It makes people with a victim mentality, when having a positive attitude has been proven to help with success). Some things are harder for Millennials than they used to be and some things were harder for Boomers than they are now.
@Niam Leeson, You edited and added everything to your comment after “did we fvck up the economy and job market?” after I had already replied, lol. So my response didn’t reflect what you originally said.
1. Cost of living/wages doesn’t just effect millennials. It effects your hated baby-boomers and older generations too. This is not due to older generations’ inactivity (or them “fvcking the market”), it’s caused by the fed’s interference in our economy. Which unfortunately, most millennials are for continued and even more meddling.
2. You DON’T need a technical degree to do a job high-school drop outs used to do. It would help and it always has helped. But not necessary. Apprenticeship is and has always been the way to go!
3. No one blames millennials for tuition rates, that’s due to government intervention, but imagine being a baby-boomer that never went to college and some entitled ignorant little socialist says college tuition rates are somehow your fault. That’s obnoxious...
@Niam Leeson, “working around a fvcked up system” is all you can do. I commend you for your’s and your wife’s hard work. Hopefully by the time tuition is $10,000 at a traditional four year university, college will be obsolete.
Don’t send your son to college and don’t let him take out loans if he does. The more people who say no, the more universities will be forced to lower their rates.
My opinion is everyone should work through college anyway. If you can’t handle it, take fewer credit hours and just plan on going to college longer. Having work experience is way more important in life than a degree you may or may not use.
@Niam Leeson, my community college is 2k a sem and doesn’t do BA’s.. so my university is 15k a sem... I make about $6500 a semester currently. Just to live and eat my expenses are about 90% of that.....I believe people should be able to go to school for what they want to be happy in life, not just what is profitable like a trade. But tuition is so flawed and over priced rn it’s crazy.
Working part time at UPS will give you $25,000 in tuition reimbursement on day of hire so yeah you can.
Student: “Finally free.” *pays off debt.*
School: “This won’t do at all.” *raises tuition.*
Bank: “What’s this?” *raises interest rate*
Book Publishers: “I want some.” *price hike.*
Credit Cards: *Whistling.*
@Cave Dweller, Paychecks: "No way bro that's too high I'm good down here"
Part of the problem also is too many millennials have a champaign diet.
I think the original statement would be something like "Have 2 jobs, a full time and a part time. Pay off college with the money from the part time job." While it would be hard, annoying, exausting, limit social interactions with friends and family and depending on the size of the debt slow, it can be possible. Sometimes in life you need to sacrifice in the short term to win in the long term.
Yup. I’m a law student $325k in debt so I’m kinda hoping minimum wage in my state will go up.
@Jackie Skellington, Not in law so I don’t know, but how many law graduates take jobs for minimum wage?
@Snarfel Burger, the bad ones