Originally Posted by mjp28
College loans (besides blonde secretaries) can be a killer, you can NOT bankrupt them away! They are on you like glue until you pay them off, some students go a bit wild in college and run them way up. Some do not understand bank and tax laws and refi themselves into more trouble. Plus tuitions are unreal.
Unless mommy & daddy pay the bill it can be steep. I worked my way through my undergrad....but it was $150 a quarter plus $5 parking -and- I had a good job. (And once I was in supervision my employer paid for my MBA, whew!)
Ya know MJP, we got two kids in school right now, and they ain't geniuses so no scholarships but you do what you got to to get them through. Our son is costing 2 thou a month once you add in all it's costing and no loans whatsoever; and we'd rather do it that way and stay broke for a few years. Our daughter gets some help as she was born deaf but still a little over 1000/month. We've been living like paupers for the 3rd year now, but what can ya do?
Here in Alaska, they are attempting to start a state sponsored med school to help provide medical staff in rural areas.
My nephew is a PJ in AF AK guard para-rescue. They have all kinds of programs that awards a license so people can work in medical field, write scripts, treat people at clinics ect. Not a doctor with 8 years of school under their belt, but where medical support from military can cross train to work in civilian facilities. I think he said it only takes 2 years for him to complete but it's supposed to be quite tough program. He told me if he ever gets tired of flying in blk hawks, he might apply. I told him, that he gets sent to afghan every summer, and they have him even going to Somalia in 2013. Sooner or later getting shot at now and then and dealing with a wife and family will make that lifestyle not so appealing. Told him he should enter that program.