The phrase "you need a good education to get anywhere in life" is a fact of life, especially in the US were the job market is horrible ( 12.1 applicants for every 1 job opining ).
My specialized certifications have not been getting me much work in the last few years ( despite getting more of them ), so I decided to look into getting a bachelor degree ( 4 year ) in ether computer science, or electrical engineering.
The costs of this blew me away !
The cheapest community college I could find, charges $24,000 per year ( not including books and supplies ), and the average cost of living in the area would run an additional $14,000 ( cheap student housing were the school is located ).
That's $38,000 PER year.
After chatting with the admissions office, and doing a lot independent research, I'm only eligible for $4,500 in government loans per year. ( I'm not qualified for "special interest" grants or loans ) .
With that being said, no private institution ( bank, loan agency, e.t.c. ) is willing to give a student loan of $152,000 - mainly due to my income of $18,000 - $31,000 a year .
How am I ( or anyone else in the same situation ) to get a better education, when it it literally unaffordable ?!
Edited by Shippou, 31 July 2013 - 12:21 PM.