Paying for college: August 2015 update

It’s been a few months since I updated this blog. Partly this was because of my end-of-semester crunch after Spring 2015 midterms. I had a lot of work to complete fast. Something had to give. And then came summer classes and, you know, VACATION.

With Semester 2 about to start Monday, however, it’s time for me to get back in the regular writing habit — and also, take stock of how well my plans for paying for college as an adult returning student have played out in real life.

How am I doing money-wise so far this year? Looking at my Quicken stats this week gave me pause.

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Lightning talk for InWIC 2015: 5 ideas for paying for college as an adult returning student

It’s my honor to have been selected to present a lightning talk this weekend at the 2015 Indiana Women in Computing (InWiC) conference.  My subject is a practical one, “5 Ideas for Paying for College as an Adult Returning Student,” based on my previous post.

The goal of the conference is to provide a low cost, regionally-tailored, small conference for women in computing. It is sponsored out of Purdue University.

 

10 Ideas for Paying for College as an Adult Returning Student

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.]

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