Hello Mohsin, I agree with you that something needs to change about the system and I think it's a good start by having more people become aware of the current situation and trying to understand how others are handling the cost of higher education. You might not be paying for your education now, but someday you might be paying for your child's education and for those who are taking out student loans, it'd be even more difficult for them to help their children if they are having to still pay off their student loans.
Thanks for sharing their stories with us, Deepak! The different approaches that they have taken are inspiring and shows us just how important the current state of the economy plays in our perception of the affordability of a college education.
Hi Douglas, I did have some difficulty with managing time between work and study, but it wasn't too much of a concern because my job provided me with flexibility in scheduling working hours. I was part of the federal work-study program so my employers knew that education should be my top priority and were very willing to allows changes to working hours during exam time. My advice to other students who may be in a similar situation would be to just keep up with their studies and get things completed ahead of time as it'll makes it easier to manage their time between work and study.