I got accepted to two math graduate programs. Both for masters and they only grant masters, not Ph.D. SUNY Potsdam (State) and University of Maine (Out of State). I was not offered TA-ship for UMAINE. Although, anything can change in the matter of next month. I was wondering if it’s worth paying for a master’s degree. How does FASFA work for grad students. I turned 25 years two months ago and when I was at CC and Four year I used to file for FAFSA but never got aid due to my Dad’s salary. I stopped getting a small aid in my second year of the four years. As most of you know, my dad’s job paid for the four-year university tuition. So the only debt I have is from Housing and meal plan. Not sure about the CC debt I think my dad has been paying that.
What are some things I should consider? Since I have the option to defer I will need to notify them I believe April for UMAINE (will double-check with the grad department) but for Potsdam, they are more flexible in terms of deadline.
SUNY Potsdam course loadout per semester (since I have to pay per credit hour tuition) :
Fall 2022: 2 courses
Spring 2023: 3 courses
Fall 2023: 2 courses; depending on what is offered I could take an extra course so in total 3
Spring 2024: 3 courses; if taken three in Fall 2023 I will only take 2
UMaine course loadout per semester (since I have to pay per credit hour tuition):
Unsure will update later today as I will be meeting with someone via zoom.