Well that's a bummer...

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  1. iwantmypup

    iwantmypup New Member

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    So as some of you might have seen, I got into college. Well, basically in Alaska, the community college and University merged, so it wasn't exactly difficult to get in. But nevertheless, I'm still in. I have my ID card, my schedule, my classes, all of that. And then we go to pay the fees. Because I'm out of state technically, the total was $6,200. Woah. I mean, compared to Harvard or Yale, I'm sure its not that much, but this is for one semester. This is for three gen Ed classes. Also, because I was a late admission, my FAFSA will be ready...for the spring semester. I don't have any scholarships, grants, or loans so I'm SOL.
    So basically, I think I'll have do un-enroll or dropout or whatever and once we move back to California, I'll go to the local community college for much cheaper, and I guess just take the classes I was supposed to take now.
    I'm SO BUMMED. I was really excited. I finally felt like I was doing something that would actually benefit my future.
    I guess I'll just be in Alaska until December, a state that I dislike, and just stay home? Maybe I'll get a job, but that might prove difficult considering I have no previous work experience and I don't really know what skills I have.
    Sigh.
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    What are you doing in Alaska? What part? Can you take a few classes and transfer them?
     
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    Can you enroll in a California CC and just take online classes while you're in Alaska? You're going to be stuck inside most of the winter anyway.

    ETA: See if that college participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange program. I think CA and AK are both states that are members. Basically enroll in the program as an "exchange" student and get residential tuition rates.
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Romy to the rescue!
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    This is what Denis, my boyfriend from Alaska did.

    Take up winter activities and you won't be stuck inside all winter. ;)
     
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    We're here housesitting. :( Anchorage!
    I definitely can take the classes, it's the paying for them that is difficult, which is why I'm considering waiting until I can get back to CA and go to a literal community college.

    Romy, I heard about that program today, but the lady that I talked to said it was too late to enroll. Also, I was told that it goes by majors and degree types. Currently, I'm undecided and going for an AA(to then go to a 4 year at a different school), whereas the WUE only covers Undecided BA.

    I'm definitely going to go skiing and snowboarding and I just applied to two jobs. I just feel like I'm wasting valuable time, LOL. I know that college is at your own pace, but I've just been out of school for so long, UGH.

    I'm currently trying to enroll in a California CC, but I have a feeling a lot of classes will be filled by now.
     

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