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.
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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