WHY does school need to be so expensive??

I really want to go back to school and finish my degree in the vain hope I can get a job, but alas it is too expensive. I really can't afford it and also I am still paying off the loan I took out to pay for my first two years of university. Its only 10,000. but it is taking forever to pay off.

and one year at uni would cost about $6000 a year, thats without the fees, a place to live or the books. And the books, holy crap are like $200 a pop.

GEESE

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23 replies since 2nd November 2009 • Last reply 2nd November 2009

ugh i know! i was just thinking about that. i do have a college trust fund but its not gonna be near enough! i need a job!

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I know, you don't want to get a loan. I did and I wish I never did

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I don't blame you honey for not wanting to get a loan...

I had to, it's a flipping pain in the arse, tuition fees are about £3,000 per year & then you borrow just under £3,000 in loans to pay for books and to help you live!! Tis a pain in the arse... and the worst part (for me) of it is, with all this recession crap, my chances of getting a good job after I've finished are alot less then when I signed up for it all!! So basically it's like £9,000 tuition fees and the rest, and so many hours of studying per week, just to be poured down the drain!!!

I hope it is all worth it in the end though Happy

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me too hug

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I'm so glad that my grandma left us loads of money, it means that I don't have to worry too much, but I'm still so poor while I'm living here...living off about £30 a week which is nothing really. And god, they want to make it more expensive!

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oh gosh hon. How do u do it?

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Lettuce sandwiches. I spend about £5 a week on food - it's enough for some eggs, bread, cheese and milk. Then every few weeks I buy a new lettuce. Pasta lasts me ages. Then I have another £5 for tobacco, and £20 to spend on going out, which means I've had to find the best drink deals!

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omg girl, thats not nearly enough, hope you don't get sick or anything. You need to get some veggies in there, lettuce is only water

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Omigosh!! That sounds awful... I'm not sure if you like meat or not? If you do, you could buy mince? That can last you a good 2 or 3 meals... if not then you need more vegetables, like Michelle said, there's nothing to lettuce. How'd you spend only £20 on drinks? I can spend that if I'm not getting drunk, or if I'm in Liverpool, they do loads of shot flavours for £1 and you get about 5 of them and you're done!!

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or tuna, if you like fish.

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Nah I'm a vegetarian, can't afford quorn. Like I said, I eat cheese and eggs so that keeps me going.

I don't really get drunk no matter how much I spend anyway, so I'm fine with just having a few beers or whatever.

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take vitimins, just because it is not hurting you now, 20 years down the road you will be paying for this. You need protein, nuts, peanut butter, whole grains

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If you've got the time/space I'd suggest trying to grow sprouts. Really quite cheap (as far as I'm aware) and it'll help with your vitamin/mineral/protein intake (they're quite nutritious). You just have to make sure that the seeds you buy are meant for sprouting and haven't been heated or anything. If you've got a health food store nearby where you live it'd be worth checking out (there's also a number of websites and online suppliers), and a vitamin/mineral supplement is definitely something to get. If you have the space/time/inclination I'd suggest seeing what else you could grow yourself- even just a bottle or two of sprouts along with a tomato plant and some salad greens would go a ways to helping round out your diet a bit more. Perhaps you'd be able to replace the lettuce with sprouts (if the pricing is ok) at any rate- they'd be far more nutritious, and by varying the kind of seeds/beans you got you'd vary not only the nutrients but also the taste.
At any rate, best luck, and I hope this was at least moderately useful to you.

(I'm looking at moving out sometime within the next year myself, and with suddenly having all living expenses as well as paying off my student loan... Not sure how I'm going to manage that, really. School is not cheap here in Canada either- and I wasn't even at one of the more expensive universities...)

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I know, its like why does it have to bee so expesnsive

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