Flunked out of college, what should I do?
Since I flunked out of college I lost my financial aid(yes I flukes out of a community college). So now I have to pay out of pocket. Since I do not want to take out private loans, I'm going to do a tuition payment plan at my college. For two classes (this is going part time at a community college) is a little over a 1,000 dollars.(not including textbooks) I do have a job and I work 35 hours a week, get paid bi weekly, and make 9.25 an hour. However, lately my job has been cutting my hours and after paying all my bills; and paying for two classes would be stretching me thin (like no money left over emergencies). But taking one class is not going to help me build my gpa back up. My parents can't help me (loan or just paying for it period) what should I do. I'm only taking elective classes to build my gpa. Should I take microeconomics or criminal justice ethics for my first class back. What should do about all this? Any tips or ideas are welcomed. Thanks.
First of all, let me congratulate you for refusing to give up. You're facing a lot of obstacles, and instead of throwing your hands in the air and quitting you're looking for solutions. I'm sure you'll find them, and graduate, and reach your goals.
As for the financial issues, there are a few things to try. Have you looked into work-study programs at the college? Be sure to check the college job board if there is one; often, there are opportunities for students to make a little extra cash. You could also look for a more lucrative job, maybe something tip-based like pizza delivery or serving in a restaurant. They have several shifts so they can work with you on scheduling your hours, and you can earn a little extra cash thanks to the tips. You can also use any skills you may possess. If you know how to play an instrument or you're good at sports, advertise at the school and offer lessons. There should be bulletin boards and places to post things all over. Check them out and maybe you'll get some ideas.
As for your classes, both choices sound interesting. Maybe you could talk to one of the counselors at school? They can help you figure out the right course load and the correct path to take to get the degree you want, and maybe give you some inside information about what the classes are like so you can make a much more informed decision.