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How did you finance your undergrad education?

Family paid for all of it
15 (29.4%)
Debt paid for all of it
3 (5.9%)
Work and Family
1 (2%)
Work and Debt
5 (9.8%)
Family and Debt
1 (2%)
Worked, Family, and Debt
5 (9.8%)
Scholarships paid for all of it
6 (11.8%)
Scholarships and Other
13 (25.5%)
Something else
2 (3.9%)

Total Members Voted: 50

How did you pay for undergrad?

jack24

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How did you pay for undergrad?
« on: June 18, 2008, 01:49:33 PM »
If your situation would have been different would it have affected your grades?

jack24

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Re: How did you pay for undergrad?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 01:55:52 PM »
I worekd full time, and I don't know if my grades would have improved, but I probably would have chosen a tougher major if I didn't have to work.

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Re: How did you pay for undergrad?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 01:57:35 PM »
You forgot scholarships.  Mine was a combination of scholarships, family and working.  I think it would have been different if I had loans or if I had to work more, but I'm not sure how.  I could have gotten better grades because I would have taken it all more seriously or practiced better time management.  Otoh, I could have done worse because I had less time to do it all and/or more stress.  Who knows?

Re: How did you pay for undergrad?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 02:02:48 PM »
I chose "Family paid for all of it", but luckily, I got a very generous scholarship package from my undergrad and only ended up paying 2k per year. 

dsetterl

Re: How did you pay for undergrad?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 02:08:05 PM »
Full Scholarship thanks to Lottery Money, and high ACT score. I was actually paid 1000 a semester to go to school.

Re: How did you pay for undergrad?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008, 02:18:48 PM »
I worked part time and had student loans. 

Working didn't necessarily negatively impact my studies -- in fact, in a semester where I worked full time, I still got pretty good grades.  What effed my GPA up the most was going to college when I wasn't emotionally mature enough to handle being on my own.

dsetterl

Re: How did you pay for undergrad?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2008, 02:25:16 PM »
What affected my GPA the most was Latin, my girlfriend, and NCAA sports.

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Re: How did you pay for undergrad?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2008, 02:26:18 PM »
Grants covered 20% and I worked part-time and took out loans.  My GPA is solid but if I didn't have to work so much I might have taken tougher classes.  I wanted a strong GPA and I was worried I would be too stressed to handle it all.  

Also, if I didn't have to work so much my future LSAT score might be higher.  I am preparing for the September test and I am working full-time. I do not have money to take a prep course and it is really hard to stay motivated to study at night after work.

Re: How did you pay for undergrad?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2008, 08:19:50 PM »
You all did...GI Bill and Tution Assitance. Thank you very much.  ;D

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Re: How did you pay for undergrad?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2008, 08:29:46 PM »
Worked one full time and one part time job while going to school part time. Sometimes one full and two part time jobs. My grades were great, partly because I had to study smart and figure out exactly what worked for me.

You forgot an option for "I paid for it myself!"