If you’re like me – wondering if you should get a student loan if you can’t afford college – check out these five reasons to borrow money from the government or a bank (private loan).
Wait a minute – I revised, rewrote, and reposted this article! Now it’s here:
And it’s much better.
The rest of this article is just my random thoughts about student loans and not being able to afford college. It’s a bit of an embarrassment, really. I should get rid of it, but Google doesn’t like broken links…so here it stays!
If you haven’t clicked over to my fresh new article yet, read How to Pay for College – 10 Ways to Cut College Costs. It’s awesome – it’s my most popular article on my New Beginnings blog.
Here’s an interesting way to get money for school – if you’re really, really opposed to getting a student loan:
“Send your family and friends your high school graduation invitations, along with a letter explaining your college intentions,” say the writers of 101 Ways to Pay for College. “They may just send you contributions to your college fund.”
My family has no money, so sending a letter asking for money for university would’ve been a waste of time and stamps.
Here’s another option to consider if you’re opposed to student loans: Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents is a bestselling book on Amazon – probably because Zac isn’t struggling to pay back his student loans! Might be worth a peek.
5 Reasons to Get a Student Loan If You Can’t Afford College
I took student loans out for both my university degrees, which I earned years apart. I don’t regret either loan (probably because I’m naturally frugal because my family has no money!).
Now you’ve come to the end of my random rambling article about student loans and not being able to afford college! Scroll back up and click to go to the real article. You won’t regret it. Trust me.
I'm glad you're here! My name is Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen; my husband Bruce and I live in Vancouver, BC with our critters. We can't have kids, and are learning to accept whatever life brings - both good and bad. I have an MSW (Master of Social Work) from UBC, and degrees in Education and Psychology. I hope you say hello below - I can't give relationship advice, but writing can bring you clarity and insight.