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Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by swimmer27, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. swimmer27

    swimmer27 Member

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    Just thinking here (even though I still don't know whether I was accepted or not) if I do not get into the Academy this year, I know I want to reapply again next year. If I were to go to another University I was accepted to which costs about 40,000 a year, I would have to have that all paid off before I apply to the Academy? You cannot have any debt, correct? So...I would basically have to have that whole first year paid for?

    I appreciate any thoughts/help!
     
  2. YankeesFan

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    When I sent in my deposit (after the CGA waitlist letter) I understood it to mean that you cannot have any debts in your name by R-day. It was definitely a strong motivating force for me to go to the in-state school where I pay very little out of pocket (scholarships etc.).

    That said, if you're planning on going to an expensive college only to reapply to USCGA, you really have to look at the financial side of it. While I have some loans in my name, I know I would be able to pay it off through hard work, or at the worst, my family could help pay it off. If I had gone to any of the other schools that I applied to ($40,000ish, yikes!), I would be in a dangerous situation at this point in the game.
    -Andrew
     
  3. swimmer27

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    Thanks for the advice, Andrew! :thumb:
     

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