and IMO,(a) having some skin in the game is a good thing; i think it'll mean more. and (b) IT"S ONLY ONE YEAR; lucky it isn't more.<quoted text>
My last year of grad school was on my own nickel. I used student loans which I paid off just before I turned 40 which coincidentally is when that kind of interest stopped being deductible on Fed tax returns. She will have some skin in the game for a years worth of tuition.
the elder niece is an RN who worked her way through her schooling. every so many courses along the way was anohter designation - CNA, etc - so she worked as one while she kept studying. i don't know if she technically paid tuuition or if hte hospital she worked at paid the school directly. EIther way, she doesn't have any loans, and didn't have to worry about teh cash flow as a student. Too bad she doesn't have an ounce of empathy for her broke-ass family. <sigh> not sure waht happened wiht her.