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Finaid, loan amount?

  1. Jul 26, 2007 #1
    Ok I am trying to figure out how much money I should take out for a loan(private).
    I took my total tuition and subtracted personal expenses and books(I can afford those), then subtracted how much I took out for my stafford.
    The thing i can't decide on is do I stubract my work study?
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  3. Jul 26, 2007 #2
    Work study money is a guaranteed amount that has been set aside for you, but you ONLY get it if you work. All you work will be at an hourly waged, and generally you are responsible for finding your own work.

    My advice is don't subtract it. You will incur a little bit more loan interest, but you won't have to rely on something that isn't a sure thing since you may have to quit your job or reduce its hours to focus on classes or whatnot.
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