Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:04 pm Reply with quote
do you ever listen to Dave Ramsey? he had a call from some gal that had just quit her well paying job and was just starting school to get her doctorate (which she didn't need for her job), her husband was about to lose his job, they were about to lose their house and she was wondering if she should take out a loan to pay for school... which she said the school that she wanted to go to it was going to be a whopping $150,000!!
he repeated everything back and said no! you're not going to get a loan for school, she did not have to have her doctorate, she didn't have to have it right now, she gave up a really good income, she and her husband were about to have no income and probably be homeless soon and she needed to go to a school she could afford, not the school she wanted to go to, because they couldn't afford it, and she did not need to spend $150,000 on getting a doctorate anyways.
so guess, i'm saying check around at different school - many, many have online classes. you could even do a class or two while still working. giving up income nowadays isn't a great idea, unless you have an emergency fund, all your debts paid off and extra to live on while you're taking classes. and don't forget that there is not a magic wand to land a job with your new skills immediately after graduating, so you might need even more income to survive until you do get a new job.
soooo... look and look and look before you jump. test the water before jumping in, make sure you got your floaties, etc! ;-D