Ok here's the deal, I have a 50/50 chance of getting into a masters program for mechanical engineering that I'm not exactly qualified to be in, I don't meet the requirements but I have friends who can pull a few strings. Once I'm in, I know I'll be struggling in it. Plus I have to work under a mentor/professor who while smart is totally arrogant and a total ass. The program does however, pay full tuition plus give a $30000/yr stipend.
My other choice is to start working full time at the company I currently work at.
What do you guys think?