Tips to go back to school

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Hi guys, 

        I'm enjoying my last weeks of vacation trying to make these days long but instead they are flying by... We are getting closer to the beginning of a new school year and we need to get ready for it.. That's why I starting looking at my class schedule and finances as well. I realized that all the financial aid I got this year was only loans (subsidized and unsubsidized). What??? There are no grants for grad school? That was a shocker.. specially for me since most of the financial aid I received during my undergrad career came from grants... Grad school is more expensive that what I imagined. My debt is going to multiply by 3 after I finish my master's degree. 

         After going through ISIS for like an hour I realized that I won't be in much debt thanks for the TA/RA position I will get starting on September. I know you guys may be wondering what this is and how is going to help me so here it is: An RA/TA position is a research assistantship I will be getting from my Professor to finish my master's degree with a thesis option. I'm not sure how much it's going to be but I'm sure it will be of a great help.

         I just wanted to share this with you guys because I wish I knew about the cost of going to grad school before, if it wasn't for this assistantship I could be in trouble to pay for school this year. I recommend you guys that if you ever have the opportunity to closely work with a professor, research team or project please do so. This is a great way to create a network and take advantage of the opportunities many of these offer. 

         Some of the things I recommend you guys to look into before getting ready to go back to school arethe deadlines for housing changes and classes as well... http://www.uml.edu/student-services/reslife/housing/Important_Dates.html and http://www.uml.edu/registrar/calendars/Acal_2010F.pdf Keep in mind these days just in case you need them.. Also, my final recommendation is that if you are kind of tight to buy books here is a great website where you can buy them : http://www.textbooksrus.com/ I used to buy my books here and they are pretty cheap. Sometimes I bought old editions to make it ever cheaper.  

        Thank you for reading.. have fun getting ready to go back to school.. I will be back next week...   ;)


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Diane said:

If you want to buy books. i would advise you to go online and search the prices for these books using services like http://www.thecollegetextbooks.net. It is better than going for standalone stores. as you can save on lot of money using them.

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