November 28, 2011 @ 09:50 PM
jaded

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Feels good living in the best country in the world. I get a free college degree and, on top of that, get paid 470 euros a month.


A lot of people go to school for free in the US, it's called financial aid. Not everyone is dependent on school loans. And your government is giving you about $7,000 US a year, you're hardly ballin, so calm down. You can't even live on your own for that...


Actually I am living on my own, and no, financial aid is not supposed to cover all your costs, but if we're talking a 20 000 dollar loan / year versus 5000 euros free money / year , Im happy with my free money


Financial aid isn't a loan, financial aid just paid for my friend's entire master's degree, he doesn't owe a dime. If you don't qualify for financial aid and have to get a student loan, then you do have a debt to repay.

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November 28, 2011 @ 09:53 PM
Dental Plan

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then how can you qualify for financial aid in the US?
Im getting an impression that most of the students are taking huge loans.
In Finland education is free for everyone.
November 28, 2011 @ 09:57 PM
frizurd

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dont you consider that kind of ironic to be said by an american


lol exactly what i was thinking
reason why i asked what his nationality is

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November 28, 2011 @ 10:00 PM
jaded

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then how can you qualify for financial aid in the US?
Im getting an impression that most of the students are taking huge loans.
In Finland education is free for everyone.


I don't think I could answer that accurately since each state has its own programs. Here in California we have over a dozen of financial aid programs that the state sponsors that you can apply for. Community colleges and universities have financial aid offices where you can sort all that out. My understanding is that a majority of it is based on your household income.

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November 28, 2011 @ 10:21 PM
thepat

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how are you hating it that bad?

i mean, all you fucking do is sit there and listen and write shit you hear from listening. that shit ain't hard b.

i'm 18 and i'm working right now instead of school. i've been off school for two years and i plan on going back ASAP when this winter kicks in.
November 29, 2011 @ 12:35 AM
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Feels good living in the best country in the world. I get a free college degree and, on top of that, get paid 470 euros a month.


A lot of people go to school for free in the US, it's called financial aid. Not everyone is dependent on school loans. And your government is giving you about $7,000 US a year, you're hardly ballin, so calm down. You can't even live on your own for that...


Actually I am living on my own, and no, financial aid is not supposed to cover all your costs, but if we're talking a 20 000 dollar loan / year versus 5000 euros free money / year , Im happy with my free money


Financial aid isn't a loan, financial aid just paid for my friend's entire master's degree, he doesn't owe a dime. If you don't qualify for financial aid and have to get a student loan, then you do have a debt to repay.


dude so little kids qualify for a significant amount of financial aid, let alone a full ride. I'm in NY and if I went to CC it would be free but I'm going to a state school and my debt is already serious, financial aid puts a small dent in that shit. And those private universities cost like 4x state, so I can only imagine.

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November 29, 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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I will say that board is what's really hurting my pockets, If I stayed at home and commuted I'd be better off, but college life is the best and sometimes you need the change of scenery.

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November 29, 2011 @ 12:39 AM
jaded

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Well that's why I said I could only speak for what I know about California's programs. My friend went to a state funded university and got financial aid for his entire master's, he doesn't owe a dime for it. He went to a private university for undergrad, though, and that's why he has student loans.

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November 29, 2011 @ 01:13 AM
dizii

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Hold on what? Europe is very solid, sure a few countries like Portugal have gone to shit, and Italy is heading the same way etc. But the northern countries especially are not in any kind of crisis.


For now, they aren't, but Greece will set off a domino effect on the world economy if its government doesn't get its shit together. The EU will be fucked if Greece does crumble. As a matter of fact, so would the U.S.

On Topic: Like someone earlier said, college, in my opinion, is for your education and a way for you to discover yourself. Be open to the whole experience, and take in as much as you can. The rigorous work will still be there if you do decide to continue your education after your break(if your decision is being decided based on your laziness).
November 29, 2011 @ 07:22 AM
jlaz93

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I'm in my freshman year at ohio state, 1st quarter is almost done. I think its pretty important to go to school, unless you are actually going to go in a different career where you can get training of some sort. College life is fun and school is easy on track to get something above a 3.6. I think you gotta stay in school, get a degree it'll help you more than the money in the long run.

I get about 10k a year for academic scholarship, didn't apply for financial aid
November 29, 2011 @ 02:58 PM

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fuck this ima go marry a chinese princess and get my ass into royalty and watc the rest of yall crumble *books flight to China*
November 29, 2011 @ 03:36 PM
Shoutbox

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thank you idc if im a 2011 member or w/e or fuck dude im just glad i watched that video u just saved my whole life.


i hope youre trollin right now. that video is such a joke, it has an obvious hidden agenda. i like how they present some random wise guy in a canal st edition leather jacket with no credentials as if he is a expert on college financial affairs. brb cawpin raw silver with my tuition money.
November 29, 2011 @ 04:02 PM
VOMITSPIT

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If you don't have the money for it, don't go. Go to a community until you can pay for it. Being 50,000 grand in debt afterwards hoping your new degree is going to make things all better is just stupid and irrational.

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November 29, 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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then how can you qualify for financial aid in the US?
Im getting an impression that most of the students are taking huge loans.
In Finland education is free for everyone.


then how can you qualify for financial aid in the US?
Im getting an impression that most of the students are taking huge loans.
In Finland education is free for everyone.


everyone qualifies for federal aid money. The amount just varies depending on your parents income. Then theres in state aid and scholarships that, at least in florida is pretty easy to get. Theres also prepaid college programs that your parents can set up and pay into when youre born (ideally) so you have money for college by the time youre 18. I'm going to be getting money from all these things so I'm going to be graduating from a four year state college with 50k+ left over for whatever I may need to do after that. It is possible to graduate without debt, its just that your choices are more limited and some people just aren't in the same advantageous situation I and others are in.

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November 29, 2011 @ 07:03 PM
ngx

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You guys can't be serious, right?

If anything, you should rush to finish college ASAP. Get your bachelors in whatever you want, and then do your due afterwards. Your college degree is what's going to help protect you from future unemployment. Entering college late will just make you stuck in classrooms full of younger heads; no one is gonna wanna talk to your old ass. Suck it up, and sit through college. Your future will thank you for not fucking it up.

Shit like this makes me worried about the future generation.
November 29, 2011 @ 07:21 PM
dsbao

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^ My thoughts exactly.

I get borderline depressed when I look around at other people my age who didn't go to college. The majority of them are constantly talking about being "on the grind" at their low-paying jobs when I really just hoped that they all would have concentrated on school instead. College is an amazing and unique experience where you are constantly learning not only in your classes, but also from all of your peers around you. Unfortuantely, even a lot of kids in college don't realize that they are letting the experience go to waste by not focusing and applying themselves enough.

Screw your head on right and get yourself the best education that you can.
November 29, 2011 @ 08:36 PM
Virunga

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fuck this ima go marry a chinese princess and get my ass into royalty and watc the rest of yall crumble *books flight to China*
*arrives in china only to realize it's a communist country*


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November 29, 2011 @ 09:20 PM
TwiggyDig

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haha americans...
life is great here in europe
the goverment is paying me over 250 euros a month. (~300 dollars)
to help me pay for my school, not a loan, that's socialism for you.
which is more than enough.. college costs around 150 a month, do the math. (books not included)
+ a part time job, im living bruh
lol capitalism lol smh


good for you. College education in the US is still by far the best and most valuable in the world. Why do you think we have so many international students and the best professors from all over the world?

anyways... back to the topic (no jcole) the best way to get a job in the united states is still having a college degree, no doubt about it. that being said, i know a lot of people who take a year or semester off, it's not a big deal.
November 29, 2011 @ 09:25 PM
TwiggyDig

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^ My thoughts exactly.

I get borderline depressed when I look around at other people my age who didn't go to college. The majority of them are constantly talking about being "on the grind" at their low-paying jobs when I really just hoped that they all would have concentrated on school instead. College is an amazing and unique experience where you are constantly learning not only in your classes, but also from all of your peers around you. Unfortuantely, even a lot of kids in college don't realize that they are letting the experience go to waste by not focusing and applying themselves enough.

Screw your head on right and get yourself the best education that you can.


exactly. dudes want to be Ben and Cam from How to make it in america. Shit is a TV SHOW. Fact is that college is an experience of highs and lows, and you aren't going to like all your classes and you may HATE some of that shit (as i do). But if you apply yourself you can get really enjoy the experience, as i am right now.
November 29, 2011 @ 09:30 PM
NoStress

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College isn't for everyone.. But im having the time of my life smile

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November 29, 2011 @ 09:33 PM
eceda8

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I took mad time off, and i wish i would have just finished it str8 after high-school, the older you get the more responisbilites youre going to have.

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November 29, 2011 @ 09:57 PM
It's Only Hype

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I took mad time off, and i wish i would have just finished it str8 after high-school, the older you get the more responisbilites youre going to have.


yup, and you can never get that time back. imo, school goes by fast anyway.. you'd be surprised
November 29, 2011 @ 10:20 PM
TheBeatNut

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College isn't for everyone.. But im having the time of my life smile


This.

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November 29, 2011 @ 10:46 PM
CrackPipeLips

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i went into college right after high school, then stopped for a couple of years. im almost 22 now and i have about 1 year of college under my belt in business school. after working for about 2 years I have realized i want to go back, as i am going to need some sort of education if i want to make a decent living. I feel like its almost too late though. I don't even really know what i want to do. I am hesitant to go back and finish my business degree as that shit is mostly boring as fuck. I am thinking about going to trade school.
November 29, 2011 @ 11:05 PM
sjem

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I haven't read the whole thread but are there seriously people who don't believe the eurozone's already in a crisis?
November 29, 2011 @ 11:32 PM
WCDon

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GL livin that broke nigga lifestyle.

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November 29, 2011 @ 11:52 PM
jaeyoung

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I was one of those, "i'll take a year off" type of dudes. I almost went crazy just working and shit, felt like what I was doing had no substance. So I applied for school to get that photo degree. Even if it's just GenEd Classes at a CC for now, I'd advise you to stay in school, don't waste time with strictly work atm. That quick money is gone fast, but that knowledge can go a long ass way.


Exactly. Just go to school and give up four years of your life for something worthwhile. I'm really in shock hearing all these people talk about how useless college is towards your life. It's true that jobs don't come and go based upon the strength of your degree, but the discipline, responsibility, education, mental training you put yourself through for college will reward you much more than you can imagine in the long run. And the first few semesters in college are to figure out what you want to major in for your Bachelor's degree. Everyone picks their major (and minors) halfway through their second year. If you're not going to college for this very reason, then you are making a big mistake. The first year is for you to explore and learn about the ACTUAL physical environment of being a college student and numerous courses that depict your future 'wants' and job applications. You can't just sit at home wandering on the internet to fulfill your desires when it comes to your future. You have to physically be there to supply that want.

I'm speaking for myself, but college is actually a pretty fucking fun experience.

And that video is just an anti-intellectual propaganda. Those people are trying to make you stay away from school. And if you feel that you are influenced by these people, I can only pity for your loss.
November 30, 2011 @ 01:57 AM
Ferris.Bueller

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If you're not a frail ass bitch get an apprenticeship as a plumber, electrician, carpenter, welder, operating engineer, elevator tech, etc and start caking.

This times a hundred trillion. I have a friend thats a foreman for a pretty large Home Developer here in SoCal and he makes approx $78 an hour....No college education what so ever. Kid is cakin.

Feels good living in the best country in the world. I get a free college degree and, on top of that, get paid 470 euros a month.


A lot of people go to school for free in the US, it's called financial aid. Not everyone is dependent on school loans. And your government is giving you about $7,000 US a year, you're hardly ballin, so calm down. You can't even live on your own for that...


I literally had to facepalm myself after reading this...do you realize how missinformed you sound? That vid that Macabre posted has A LOT of truth to it. Financial aid isnt free. Its a fucking on going circle that never ends. Its called TAXES. He ends up paying regardless. YOU even end up paying for his and education of others through financial aid. Get familiarized bruh.
November 30, 2011 @ 05:58 AM
kushburner

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If you're not a frail ass bitch get an apprenticeship as a plumber, electrician, carpenter, welder, operating engineer, elevator tech, etc and start caking.

This times a hundred trillion. I have a friend thats a foreman for a pretty large Home Developer here in SoCal and he makes approx $78 an hour....No college education what so ever. Kid is cakin.

Feels good living in the best country in the world. I get a free college degree and, on top of that, get paid 470 euros a month.


A lot of people go to school for free in the US, it's called financial aid. Not everyone is dependent on school loans. And your government is giving you about $7,000 US a year, you're hardly ballin, so calm down. You can't even live on your own for that...



What he's saying is that that those are receiving financial aid arent DIRECTLY paying for school and therefore wont be in $60k+ in debt. The taxes you pay are just a fraction of the tuition you would have to pay. If you dont take advantage of financial aid, somebody else (illegals cough cough) will.

Absolutely go to college if financial aid will pay for your entire tuition

And this board fails. There are no quote tags around my reply and it is still quoted....
November 30, 2011 @ 12:24 PM
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