Hey you know what.....in regards to student loans, I have a difficult time understanding that.
The entire time I went to college, I worked.
The first two years I went to 'college' for my Associate of Arts in General Studies and during
that time, I worked mostly for Agape and for a hospital home extension service. They knew
the kind of hours I could work due to school. So on weekends, Agape would usually send me
to homes that held several children with disabilities. To give the care takers their time off,
I would stay there Friday night, all day and night Saturday, and Sunday days. The hospital
program was primarily home health but also sent me to the hospital and nursing homes when
they had emergencies or simply to work due to being short handed. I was on call 24/7 so if
I could go to work I would say yes and if I couldn't I would say no. At one point early in
the first year of college, I took out one small student loan and I had it paid off by the time I
completed my two year degree.
My second two years I had moved close to the university and I worked midnights at a hospital
and I would go to school during the day. At the end of each semester, I would turn in my
grades to the hospital and they would pay me back my tuition cost for that previous semester.
I still had to pay for my books, etc but it was very nice being paid back my tuition costs.
I often wonder, what kind of schools are kids going to that they run up thousands upon
thousands of dollars in student loans.