geochic Posted December 7, 2010 Share Posted December 7, 2010 (edited) I am already receiving a nice stipend as a GA in my dept which were I a traditional student would sufficiently cover my monthly living expenses. But I'm not. I am a single mother of two small children and both require costly childcare full-time while I'm at school. At this point once my childcare is paid there is not enough left over each month to pay my rent, bills, put food on the table and gas in the car. I'm trying to find a way to offset my childcare costs without taking out the max in student loans. I'm not supposed to hold another job (and I can't imagine when I'd find the time) while filling an assistantship and there may be a conflict with receiving more than one stipend which might limit the benefits of getting an external fellowship (although I have yet to discuss this with my advisor.) My childcare is about $1000/month. Does anybody have any idea whether universities generally see getting two stipends as a conflict? Any suggestions for funding otherwise? For those unfamiliar federally and state-funded programs will not subsidize a graduate education. Edited December 7, 2010 by geochic Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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