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        03-02-2010, 10:37 PM
    College..I need help!

    I have absolutely no idea what to do. Right now I'm going to college part time (3 classes one day a week) and I'm working full time. I want to try to go to college full time so that I can take classes multiple times a week but in order to do that, I'd have to go part time at work because they aren't willing to work with my schedule too much.
    Right now I'm paying for everything out of pocket. I've tried applying for scholarships and I'll find out tomorrow whether or not I got any but I have to keep my full time job to afford to pay for anything. I'm debating asking my parents to help pay for most of the college and I'll pay for what I can afford.

    Something I'm worried about is that full time jobs at Publix are really really hard to get. I got full time when things were going good but now people are fighting for them. Part time people sometimes get 20 hours and sometimes don't get any hours! Its hit and miss. If I go part time I loose all my benefits and insurance. I can go on my parents insurance but I really like having my own. I'm worried that if I give up my full time position, that I wont be able to give it back if I desperately need it and they definitely wont guarantee it back to me.

    Right now I'm basically failing out of my math course. The teacher is scum and sucks and because its only 1 night a week, I have to jam in 3-4 sections a night and have a quiz/test every week. I'm REALLY slow when it comes to math and trying to jam it all in during one class is just too much for me.

    I just don't know what to do. My parents don't seem willing to help with paying but I really haven't pushed the subject.

    What would you do? What should I do? I'm just so confused, stressed and upset right now..
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        03-02-2010, 10:58 PM
    The first thing you need to do is step back and BREATHE!!! I know it has to be upsetting.

    What are you taking classes for? Is it something that is going to transfer into a better paying position where you are, or is it in a totally different direction? If you're going to a community college, they usually offer some type of free tutoring if you can actually fit it into your schedule. And yes, I have had that type of teacher also. I ended up reporting him to the dean.

    I know the money and the insurance are nice, but look at your long range plans and what you really want to accomplish. If your parents are anything like I am with my 18 yo daughter, they'll do what they can to help with your education to ensure that you secure a nice future for yourself. And if they're like my parents were, they're not going to do anything til you ask (I always hated that).

    Good Luck!!!
        03-02-2010, 11:45 PM
    You sound JUST like me! I would say ask your parents. I'm actually dropping my classes for this semester because when I go to Canton in the fall they said none of my credits will transfer >_> And now a days you need an education, stick with it.

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