How Is Everyone Paying for School?

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by carter611, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. recruiting

    recruiting Member

    110% free thanks to the military/government.

    The new GI bill is gonna ROCK TOO!
  2. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Company reimbursement of all costs (tuition, fees, books, and parking).
    I was always surprised how few employees took advantage of this perquisite (especially in my group where I included additional education in pay raise determinations).

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Bachelor: DoD Tuition Assistance plus 20% from my pocket.
    Master: is 70% from my pocket, and 30% from employer.
    Doctoral: Saving my GI Bill for Post 9/11 for it.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Off subject... Mr. Brent, Is this you?

  5. Griffin

    Griffin Crazy About Psychology

    All of that plus Stafford Loans, Pell & FSEOG
    No car
    Using a TracFone

    Out of Pocket to some extent; I'm working with almost zero money so it gets tight fast.

    I have only $15'000 in student loans and if everything happens as I want it to, I should graduate with about $26'000 in loans because next year I will be making sure I get the max in loans. :D
  6. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Out of pocket. I paid for my entire MBA program tuition "prepaid". As I take class by class, my classes are already paid for. I have never received outside assistance. This year, I managed to get $1 million in educational money for our bargaining unit. They are still figuring out the details of tuition reimbursement, but at least it's something.

  7. Griffin

    Griffin Crazy About Psychology

    Good for you! No loans means nothing to pay back, right? :) I'm always impressed with people that manage to pull it off!
  8. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    I paid for my A.S. and B.A. out of pocket, but that has paid for itself many times over with an education incentive at work.

    My M.A. was free, thanks to a veteran's tuition waiver at state schools.
  9. mattbrent

    mattbrent Well-Known Member

  10. D.Paul

    D.Paul New Member

    Military Tuition assistance for BS, corporate tuition assistance for MS - so far only $500.00 out of pocket (books and fees over the years).
  11. Fortunato

    Fortunato Member

    I paid for my BSBA out of my pocket, basically setting up my number of credit hours per term so that I was dedicating about three paychecks a year (out of 26) to school. To pay for CLEP tests, I would eat brown-bag lunches and bring a DVD home instead of taking my then-girlfriend (and now-wife) out to the movies for a couple of weeks.

    When I decided to do the MBA, I was planning on going full time, and was looking for the best deal possible. I was offered a tuition waiver plus stipend for the University of Florida's one-year on-campus MBA program, and was in the process of quitting my job and moving to Gainesville when my employer asked me what it would take to keep me on. I told them that if I could get into Fuqua's CCMBA program and they would pay for it, then I would stay and give them at least two years post-program to boot. I did, they did, and the two years was up last month. Right now, I'm pretty happy where I am, and have no plans to leave, but I am glad to have been able to finish both degrees debt-free.
  12. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    That is awesome!!!!!

    Abner :)
  13. MISin08

    MISin08 New Member

    Employer tuition reimbursement (strictly tuition only, but a good deal @ $5k yearly) for courses, everything else out of pocket.
  14. ProfTim

    ProfTim Member

    I paid for my mine with a combination of out of pocket, some employer reimbursement and a couple of small student loans.

    I've since left the job that paid for some of my tuition and moved to another employer. I'm getting ready to continue working on my DBA and my current employer is going to pick up the tab. If it weren't for this opportunity, I wouldn't continue my pursuit of my doctorate.
  15. mbaonline

    mbaonline New Member

    Where are you pursuing your doctorate? What specialization/research area?
  16. naios

    naios New Member

    Paying 70% out of pocket, employer pays for rest. Masters + Master Certificate in PM.
  17. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    Military TA, plus my GI Bill = Getting paid to go to school. Yippee, otherwise I would not be going to schoo because I can't stand it. I am netting about $600 a month extra by taking one class per term at AMU, so its not a bad part-time job...

  18. dark_dan

    dark_dan New Member

    Credit card....oh yeah, racking up miles.

    I manage to pay it off before the next time tuition is due.

    Of course, once I get to grad school it will be time for a student loan.
  19. Farina

    Farina New Member

    A long time ago I received an AmeriCorps educational grant :). I also have income from two teaching positions at a for profit institution (teaching one class buys me 2.8 classes at $800 a class!). Unfortunately my job does not offer tuition assistance . . I'd like to know how to find a job that does!
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  20. Jodokk

    Jodokk Member

    I have 105,000 in student freakin loans, but plan to hit the lottery!
    I teach writing online for NOT much money. Working to find a much better gig.
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