nc2tarheels

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Apr 8, 2008
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Optometry Student
Hi everyone! Thanks for all the positive feedback in the past when I've asked questions....but here's another for you masterminds :)
For everyone that's been in my situation or been in a smiliar situation, what's the chances of having opto school paid for if you have a child and are a single parent? Thanks in advace!
 

SarahNC

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Oct 27, 2007
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Philadelphia, PA
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Optometry Student
What do you mean "paid for"? As in loans or as in scholarships? If you are talking scholarships, I would say the chances are slim to none just based on you having a child. For loans, you will be just fine in getting enough to take care of what you need.
 

JMU07

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Aug 16, 2006
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Optometrist
Yeah, you'll be fine getting enough loans. My husband has a job and I was able to take out enough to cover tuition, so don't worry about it. The only thing that would stop you from getting enough to cover what you need is if you had a lot of investments or something like that. Don't worry! :)
 
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SarahNC

10+ Year Member
Oct 27, 2007
188
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Philadelphia, PA
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Optometry Student
You can certainly call the schools you are interested and ask, but I know several women who are single moms and don't have any assistance. There are lots of single parents in opt school. At PCO, scholarships are based on grades and almost nobody gets scholarships their first year.
 
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