I need some advice/tips/general knowledge... I am running out of ideas on how to go about this. I am a student in college right now and am just getting to the pouint where I can no longer afford to go. I am married and I currently work full time. I have a decent job, but due to a loophole that the company found I am not eligible for tuition reimbursement because my degree program is not "directly work related." I want to continue and finish sometime this millenium but based on my salary alone it is a no go. I have filled out numerous applications for scholarships and grants but keep getting turned down due to there not being a financial need. Student loans are out because I have a car note and rent an apartment. So they are saying I have too much open credit right now.
So to all of you who came before me, how did you do it? Tuition is 5k for this semester and unless I dont eat, I cannot scrape that kind of money together between now and August. Is there a better student loan out there for people with very average credit? I just want to finish school, but keep running into financial problems. I can work full time but my grades suffer, or I can do really well in school but then my work suffers. Maybe I am just misguided and doing things all wrong. I would like to graduate before I am 30 but I dont think that is going to happen. I really dont want to quit school especially since I have so much time and money invested already. Not finishing would be a total waste.
Any thoughts or input are greatly appreciated.