**** February DYK 2012 ****

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
**** February DYK 2012 ****
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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 9:24am

Alright, on the premise that the large numbers in the yearly DYK thread may be putting people off a bit, I've taken the suggestion of going back to a monthly thread.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-1999
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 12:01am

Having a family meeting tomorrow night.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-1999
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 12:00am

My attitude is in serious need of adjustment.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 7:22pm
I wish jordyn had considered the dual enrollment sooner, but I think the counselor just gave her bad advice! Jordyn will be considered an in state resident going to GVSU after living with my brother for a year, if she stays with that idea, which will be nice only to have to pay out of state tuition for one year.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-1999
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 2:26pm

BTW, the girls basketball team won last night, something like 75-42.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-1999
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 2:24pm

She is also still considering our school's PSEO (dual-enrollment) option for her junior and senior years as is DS.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-1999
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 2:22pm

I am trying to get DD to think about the cost of college.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-1999
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 2:20pm

You are smart to encourage Jordyn to avoid student loans.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 10:32am
Cheryl, Jordyn was just telling me last night that there is this girl in her capstone (independant study) class that was talking yesterday about how she had gotten about 6 acceptance letters from her 12 schools she applied to, but the rest don't make decisions until April. And that she got a $40,000 scholarship to Michigan, but she really was waiting on a decision from Yale first. I asked Jordyn if she was super smart and she said, well, she's smart yes, but she's also "a legacy" at Yale, both her parents went there. When Jordyn said ya, but you got $40,000 from Michigan and the girl said ya, but i want to go to an Ivy League school, even if I have to take out student loans and stuff and then pay them back later. I told Jordyn, those are the parents that didn't bother to prepare their kid well, that the kid wouldn't even understand that taking out student loans to go to an Ivy league school, for a photography and business major, means possibly amazing amounts of student loans after the fact and that doesn't even guarentee you'll have a good paying job to pay back those loans! We had a good discussion again about it all and how much I don't want her to have to do all those student loans. Heck, my brother has taken out ones just for his last year of bachelor's and entire master's and when they kick in, because of the interest rate on them, he'll be making payments of $750 a month for the next 10 years. Yes, likely he'll be making $60-70k right off the bat, but still, its a house payment each month, on top of his house payment!
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Registered: 03-30-2003
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 7:36am

Lynchburg gave Kristen another $3000 from the competition she participated in last month.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2003
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 7:33am

Congrats to Jordyn!

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