Somewhat uninformed millennial here, with a question for /pol/. Rather than take out financial aid or a loan (4.5k in aid, 6.5k available in loans), wouldn't enlisting in the armed forces be a better path? They somewhat pay for your school and allow you to get a degree while inside. Air Force is my first choice and am a week away from the asvab, which seems ridiculously easy (90 on the practice exam). Thoughts? Please share your experience, preferably from the United States.
>actually considering enlisting in the ZOG machine
How new are you friend?
Never enlisted, but I completed college with no debt. Don't take out loans. Go to a worse school if you have to. Apply for all the scholarships, get a job somewhere that will pay for some classes. Or join the military if you have no other way. Chair force is apparently ez mode of the military.
The thing is, you can't be an officer until you graduate. Which defeats the purpose of my question as to where to begin with my education. I could do ROTC, and train while in school but again, you don't begin as an officer until you've completed your 4-year
I hear you, I've been going to a normal college but also working two jobs and have taken a semester off so I'm a bit behind. >>53801878 referred to the population of the military who aren't officers as spic's retards and fucking weird ass people, but I see the same kids in my classes... Literally half of them looks pleased with a damned D average
My dad went to college for 11 years. Don't feel too bad if you don't complete it within four. I know nothing about military enlistment, just telling you that debt is shitty. I even work in the finance world now.
Be got an associates degree in... some kind of engineering so that he could design houses about halfway through. Then he got another engineering degree. I honestly don't remember the specific kind that shit doesn't matter very much after you graduate, tbh. He was always pretty well employed because he learned CAD in like 1992. He'd get hired places and be the only guy that knew how to use a computer.
AF is easy mode. Only branch that wants you to miss work to take classes. Just do your 4 and dip out with your bachelors, spend some fun time in the sand box. Though seriously it should be a fall back plan.
Doing the military service (14 weeks) is fun and gets you some cold cash (1'240€), but if you're searching for money, it's not enough. You could join the regular forces and receive a scholarship, but unless hanging out with the worst meatheads of your nation I don't advise it.
Get a job as a bartender or something and work during the holidays + weekends during the year. I've got a female friend who does that and she seems to be doing well.