At 12/7/08 02:55 AM, ikool wrote:
Hi guys... mind if I join? I'm a Gr.12er preparing for university. I get a good A average and was worried about student loans =S.
Yeah, that's fine. You can join. I also had a A average in high school. I had around a 97% average in all of my classes me senior year and was still ranked around 30th in my class.
Did any of you guys get scholarships or anything when you were goin to collage/ uni?
I was offered a $40,000 scholarship to go play football in Alfred. The scholarship wasn't for football, but the coach pulled some strings for me to get another scholarship. I decided not to go since it was going to still going to cost more than where I'm going now and it was just too far away. Even though there were I could be starting outside linebacker for a good football team I'm now here where the coach wouldn't allow me to try out for the football team because I'm too small and they haven't won a game in years.
For where I'm going now it costs around $12,000 a year for a resident and I received around $6,000 dollars worth of grants that I don't have to pay back. I didn't get any loans because I didn't want to have to pay it back afterwards.
At 12/7/08 03:47 AM, reverend wrote:
I guess I'll join. I just graduated from the University of Oklahoma this past summer with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics.
Ah, I wish I could borrow you for a little bit and let you take my Economics exam that I have Friday. I really don't understand the subject that much. I'm sure the teacher wouldn't know the difference. You want to come over and pretend to be me and take this test? I can pay for gas and an extra 100 to 200 dollars perhaps. =P
At 12/7/08 07:19 AM, NEVR wrote:
Is it common for people's parents to financially support their kids through university in the states?
In the UK, most students apply for a student loan and have to support themselves. I kinda prefer that to being financially dependant upon my parents if I'm honest.
Yeah, I say it's about half and half here. To be honest my parents can afford it without taking any hits financially really. For reasons that I won't post on the BBS my dad makes quite a lot of money under the table and my mother is a nurse.
Also, I plan on paying them back whenever I settle down and have the money to do so. It will all be payed back eventually.
At 12/7/08 07:53 AM, Piromano wrote:
This club looks great, so I'll join.
I'm studying in Universidad Abierta Interamericana (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and I Major in MEDICINE.
If you don't know, in Argentina we have "National" universities which are free, and "private" universities which are not free. I'm in a private one :P
The reason? I dind't get to pass the entry exam. So I decided to enter in a private one (because I dind't want to wait A YEAR to tro to pass the exam again)
So would you say that the free ones are harder to get into? Like you have to take an entry exam to get into the free one or you could just pay to get into the private one?