How to pay Full Sail's tuition?
Even if I get the maximum Pell Grant, that will only take out $5,050, knocking my tuition (excluding the macbook) to $15,200.
Niether my parents, nor I have the credit for a private or PLUS loan, so I must pay it all on FAFSA, or out of pocket. The banks that do Stafford loans will take out a 5% processing fee, so my maximum stafford amount of $9,500 (by not being qualified for a PLUS loan, my stafford limit will increase) will be reduced to $9,025, knocking my tuition down to $6,175. The $3,100 macbook (software included) will be $9,275.
How can I cover this by this May (when I leave my community college)? They don't want me to make payments of $773 a month; they want their money and they want it now, but even if I could make payments, how the hell am I going to pay $773 a month? As a college student, I'd be lucky if I can get a job that pays that much gross! I'm content having to pay it back with a high interest rate (not ideal, but content) if I have to, as long as I can find a private student lender that will accept my horrible credit without a cosigner!