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.]