“WHAT. IS. THAT.”
The unfamiliar piece of black rubber tacked onto a closed door’s latch was the most tangible of the many obstacles I faced during my first week of graduate school. But it was far from the first.
As I reflect back, here’s what I’m cringing about the most.
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Here’s one of the best gifts I received while planning for graduate school: the paperback “Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning an M.A. or a Ph.D,” by Robert Peters. I recommend this book for anyone making a similar decision. Continue reading Book recommendation: “Getting What You Came For”
It’s exciting to enter graduate school and return to college life again. But my first concern upon getting my acceptance letter was: Great, now how will I pay for it?
As an adult returning student, I have more options than I did as a teenager for paying for college — even though I’m leaving my full-time job. Below, I detail five methods I’m focusing on to make my finances work. I’ve followed those up with five more ways to pay for college as an adult returning student.
[August 2015 update: I take stock of how well I’ve been balancing income and expenses. TL;DR: I need to do more work.]
Continue reading 10 Ideas for Paying for College as an Adult Returning Student