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Tuition Paid, No Loans Again

February 9th, 2019 at 07:54 am

I've now paid both of our girls tution and housing bills for Spring 2019. We still have no loans!! Eight semesters for one done and two for the other. I will say housing and meal plans are the most expensive part of sending your children away to college. It is a choice we made, so no complaints, just observation.

I looked up the cost for graduate school yesterday. My oldest daughter is thinking about it. But that cost will be on her. For some reason, I thought graduate tuition was a flat rate, not base on in state or out of state residency. Not sure where I got that idea. I checked only a couple schools, so maybe somewhere this is true. Maybe this fact will convince her to go back to our home state. It's going to be expensive and she really needs to figure out if the ends justify the means. I'm not entirely convinced...but we will keep discussing it.

“We all have a story. The difference is: do you use the story to empower yourself? Or do you use your story to keep yourself a victim? The question itself empowers you to change your life.” ― Sunny Dawn Johnston

7 Responses to “Tuition Paid, No Loans Again”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    Yay!!!!

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    Congrats on no school loans. Your daughters are way ahead of the curve on that. One thing that could make grad school much more affordable for your daughter is if she gets an assistantship (either teaching assistantship or graduate assistantship). At some schools, it is a pretty cushy deal, like teaching assistants often teach or assist in teaching low level undergraduate courses and get a stipend for teaching and either free or discounted tuition. Graduate assistants may do research or assist with research or other things. Of course, she can always apply for scholarships. Good luck to you.

  3. crazyliblady Says:

    I love that quote. It is so true. Regardless of our circumstances, we should not see ourselves as victims and rise above it.

  4. Jenn Says:

    Nice!! We do the same but it is a semester-by-semester challenge.

    I also love that quote! The victim mentality is so harmful. I think we can all find someone with less who did more with it. Instead of succumbing to jealousy, it should inspire us.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    That's wonderful you have no school loans! Hope that trend continues!

  6. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    This is a stupid question aren't the girls in-state? Because you get to pick the state based on military? Or is it where you reside? Congrat.

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    Not all states give military in state tuition. My oldest is at one that does not.

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