I'm having tuition issues. The colleges I applied to offered me $11,000 dollars in loans and want me to come up with $8,000 dollars myself. My mom can't take out the extra loans for me because her credit is really bad and we're already on food stamps. She says that I just can't afford to go to college. I'm waiting on a NROTC nurse option scholarship but I know that there's a chance I won't get it. If I don't than am I really not going to college? You may suggest that I complete my first two years @ a CC but I already did that through dual enrollment. You may also suggest that I apply to my public state school. I did and the prices are ridiculous (stated above). I never thought of joining ROTC for the money but now I need it and I don't know if ROTC will accept me. Any advice? I'm scared that I will have nothing to do after graduating from high school.