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.
Continue reading “Paying for college: August 2015 update”
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.
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””