Apr 16, 2007, 1:20 PM
Post #227 of 793
Hi Victoria, glad to hear I'm not the only one who wasn't impressed with Columbia. At least I hope you weren't in GS -- so you didn't spend more money, take the same classes, get better grades and still not be good enough!
Re: [v1ctorya] Looking for funding miracle
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I don't know what is up with me and expensive schools that start with C. In both cases, I applied to mostly state schools. I at least got lucky financially at CU, though I had no idea it would cost me my job, so financially it was a wash.
I checked the schedule at Cal Arts and I guess it would be possible to attend 1 day and a couple of evenings, so I could work a considerable number of hours. Except the one mandatory class is 10-1. Yeah, maybe I can get an on-campus job or one that will work around those hours, but that's yet another bird in the bush. I need a few more in the hand to feel comfortable sending a $500 deposit. Even that is a lot of money for me, so imagine $47k.
I do go back and forth a lot on need v. merit funding. But at the same time, I know I have merit, but I also have a lot of need! And, being an artist of any kind, we know it's only the few who make it big and earn the huge salaries. Most of us will struggle all our lives, so it doesn't make sense to take on $72k in debt for an art degree. I mean, maybe if they have enough classes in being a b.s. artist, I'll learn how to slap some crap on a canvas, call it art and laugh all the way to the bank. But serioiusly, there must be a way, this just sounds like a lot of money for me to come out struggling to get a teaching job. I wish I'd worked more at being pretty, flirty and psuedo-mysterious, like most of the women I met at Columbia -- I could just marry well.
Back to fundraising.