LucasWillis wrote:Living in Boulder, one of the best things that you could do would be to go visit with the professors in the department. Let them know your situation and your plans and ask about your chances.
grae313 wrote:Actually, most graduate schools forbid you to have an outside job. You are specifically not allowed to work more than the 20 hours a week you are already employed as either a TA or an RA. They want you to focus on your classes. Some might allow it under special circumstances, but you would have to get permission and if you were working 20 hours per week already they probably wouldn't let you work more than 10 on the side. Now, if you were funding yourself, that's nother matter. But realize that if you want to work a total of more than 20 hours a week while taking a full load of graduate classes, you are going to be busier than the average grad student, who already spend day and night working.
zxcv wrote:Also, what is your long term plan? If it's academia, sticking around in Boulder may not be viable. If that's not your plan, what can you do with the degree?
I feel kind of silly giving advice to someone twice my age.
doom wrote:Just so you know, graduate school funding isn't based at all on need.
Boulder wrote:Just goes to show how different my mindset is. I never really thought about applying for financial aid.
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