#1
So, this is a thread to commemorate the beauty of financial aid. I don't expect this to be a highly successful thread, but I thought i would use it to celebrate.

I've been struggling heavily wish money lately. My girlfriend and I have been living very well below our means, due to our economic status (i.e., were extremely poor). But I finally got my financial aid to finalize, which granted me a little over 19,000 for one academic year. That means (for those of you not in college), I will be getting roughly 8,500 dollars back per semester for this year. Which means I can finally let go of the stress that I've been bearing.

Here is what I plan to do with my money so far:

Buy a car: which is 1,250 (It's used, and I've already talked to the owner)
Pay some unwanted debts I have (1,000)

Which leaves me with about 6,250 for the next six week of this semester.

Share your stories of financial aid, or struggles with cash. I'm hoping other people will appreciate this!
#3
I got $0 financial aide and will be in debt for about 20 years
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#5
yeah im going to a college that costs 36k a year but i only have to pay 5k a year thanks to financial aid

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yeah im going to a college that costs 36k a year but i only have to pay 5k a year thanks to financial aid


Mine is 19k a year, and I have to pay 19k a year
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Mine is 19k a year, and I have to pay 19k a year


well, i have to pay 5k a year, im gonna have to pay off like 45k in loans at the end. But it's worth it because there's a 99% chance ill get hired within the first 6 months out of school with the major im taking. (that's what the college survey said anyway, average salary being 60k)

here's hoping that's all true

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well, i have to pay 5k a year, im gonna have to pay off like 45k in loans at the end. But it's worth it because there's a 99% chance ill get hired within the first 6 months out of school with the major im taking. (that's what the college survey said anyway, average salary being 60k)

here's hoping that's all true


What is your major?
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#12
yeop, my school costs 45 grand a year and I'm paying 11 (including room and board). Only 2 grand in loans a year too, so I'm graduating with 8 grand in loans total for four years of school, yeah financial aid is awesome.
#13
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yeop, my school costs 45 grand a year and I'm paying 11 (including room and board). Only 2 grand in loans a year too, so I'm graduating with 8 grand in loans total for four years of school, yeah financial aid is awesome.


Are you guys just trying to make me sad right now or what?
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#14
Sorry, I never had a problem with financial aid. I did have to help my friends with some loans because it seems that everyone except for me is terrible at managing their finances.
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yeop, my school costs 45 grand a year and I'm paying 11 (including room and board). Only 2 grand in loans a year too, so I'm graduating with 8 grand in loans total for four years of school, yeah financial aid is awesome.


What the hell? What college do you go to costs 45 grand a year? I'm assuming you're in the US. Still, even some of the most prestigious colleges in the US don't cost that much!
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Sorry, I never had a problem with financial aid. I did have to help my friends with some loans because it seems that everyone except for me is terrible at managing their finances.


Oh, that's a funny one. Because every one who receives financial aid is terrible at saving money? I guess I must be in the same boat then, even though my mother died when I was 17, and I never even met my father?

So next time you make a ****ing stupid ass remark like that, remember that not every one who gets financial aid is poor, you ****ing jack ass. I don't have any family left. And that's not any sort of exaggeration. None. Not one single relative. I've been on my own since I was 17, and I am ****ing proud of myself for being in college.

So go stuff your ass hole with some more of your arrogant pride, dick wad.

Edit: Double post, my bad.
#19
So do only USA citizens get financial aid?

Example, if I go to USA for studies, am I still eligible for it? Just curious
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Oh, that's a funny one. Because every one who receives financial aid is terrible at saving money? I guess I must be in the same boat then, even though my mother died when I was 17, and I never even met my father?

So next time you make a ****ing stupid ass remark like that, remember that not every one who gets financial aid is poor, you ****ing jack ass. I don't have any family left. And that's not any sort of exaggeration. None. Not one single relative. I've been on my own since I was 17, and I am ****ing proud of myself for being in college.

So go stuff your ass hole with some more of your arrogant pride, dick wad.

Edit: Double post, my bad.



Hey bro, don't get so irritated. I was talking about the people that I know, who still have their parents and whatnot. I didn't direct it towards you.

Seriously, sorry you took it that way, but if I actually knew your situation I wouldn't have posted that. Just because I'm good at managing my money/and am not in a very tight situation doesn't mean that I'm a rich and ignorant jackass.

EDIT: Honestly, this is the internet. Don't take what people say here personally. This is The Pit.
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#21
hellz yeah!

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Hey bro, don't get so irritated. I was talking about the people that I know, who still have their parents and whatnot. I didn't direct it towards you.

Seriously, sorry you took it that way, but if I actually knew your situation I wouldn't have posted that. Just because I'm good at managing my money/and am not in a very tight situation doesn't mean that I'm a rich and ignorant jackass.

EDIT: Honestly, this is the internet. Don't take what people say here personally. This is The Pit.


Okay, my apologies. I did jump the gun on that one. Friends?

#23
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Okay, my apologies. I did jump the gun on that one. Friends?




It's all good. I usually go on a giant ragetrain too, but I try to be as rational as possible, and I don't blame you for saying that stuff, given your situation.
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It's all good. I usually go on a giant ragetrain too, but I try to be as rational as possible, and I don't blame you for saying that stuff, given your situation.


Ragetrains are fun. But it's not my situation that I'm in that angered me. I mostly flipped out because I'm drunk as ****.
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I read the title and instantly thought charity.
I should read more into threads sometimes.


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Think that was a ridiculous goal?

She is now responsible for raising over $25,000,000.


She however did die a few years back, but still...
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Ragetrains are fun. But it's not my situation that I'm in that angered me. I mostly flipped out because I'm drunk as ****.



WELL THEN,
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#29
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Financial aid ended up raping me


How did financial aid end up raping you?

Albeit, I did the math, and after I complete my schooling here, and grad school at at Boston U, I'll owe about 170,000 in student loans, I'd be raped too.

So if you're in that situation I'd understand


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So do only USA citizens get financial aid?

Example, if I go to USA for studies, am I still eligible for it? Just curious
#31
i'm poor and cant go to college now
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#32
When I went to college I got £10 a month to pay for "Books, extending teaching and bus fares"

They were seriously having a laugh, and I'm not even getting it again this year

Good thing I'm an apprentice, or I would be digging a pretty large hole for myself
#33
Has anyone pointed out to the TS that 'living below your means' would result in an excess of funds, which would obviate any need for financial aid.
#34
my school costs $26k/year. financial aid grants are paying for $15k/year for that. however, i think the state of illinois dropped out on one of the grants so it drops down to $12k/year which really sucks. so, now i'm paying the rest with federal loans.
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my school costs $26k/year. financial aid grants are paying for $15k/year for that. however, i think the state of illinois dropped out on one of the grants so it drops down to $12k/year which really sucks. so, now i'm paying the rest with federal loans.

I feel you there. As a freshman in college this semester, I have to come up with $17k/year after they give me $9k/year in scholarships/grants/aid. I'm not sure how I'm going to do that yet, apart from selling drugs/my body.
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So do only USA citizens get financial aid?

Example, if I go to USA for studies, am I still eligible for it? Just curious


I'm a Nepali citizen, and I'm going to the united states on 10th august. The total expenses are 16k but i'm only paying 4600$. It's a public university btw. no loans, parents are paying. do not have to pay them back.
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