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Paying for Graduate School W/ Cash

May 13th, 2008 at 09:12 am

I registered for 2 classes for the fall quarter and I'm wondering if I saved could I pay for it in cash versus taking out another loan?

I have three plans in the works right now.
1. I applied for 5 assistantships that would cover the cost of tuition. I have yet to hear back.

2. I applied for a regular staff position that would cover tuition.

3. My current employer does tuition reimbursements up to $1,500 after 6 months of employment. I've been here 2 months.

In the meantime I am thinking of starting a tuition fund because I'm tired of loans.

4 Responses to “Paying for Graduate School W/ Cash”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Excellent idea! Even if you can't cover the whole cost, the more cash you put towards it the better. Good luck!

  2. managinglife Says:

    I am doing the same about paying for my graduate textbooks! My DS also has a monthly budget plan for his college tution and expenses. He loves that he is prepared way ahead of his tution deadline date.

  3. koppur Says:

    Take it from someone who has finish grad school and went the student loans route...it sucks. Pay off as much as you can now or in cash. Student loans are a good thing, but they still have interest rates adn fees with them. I wish I didn't have my student loan debt.

  4. terri77 Says:

    If you can pay cash it would certainly help. If you can find an employer to pay your tuition for you, now or later, that's even better.

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