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I want to go back to school

Im 26 years old, ive gone to college before but it didnt work out. Im more mature now and feel like I would do better this time around. The only problem is money, im not working at the moment and I only get 733 a month from welfare. Im thinking about going for PSW (personal support worker) it would also give me an opportunity to meet new people and new friends. Maybe even get a girlfriend. Thoughts??

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I dont know about being on disability and going to school. I wasnt on disability when I was in university but had a few jobs. I applied to financial help and it almost pays all university’s cost and some bursaries I got extra on top of the financial help but they were only a one time payment.

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When you dont work the financial help money is more.

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@Aziz - What program did you take in uni?

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Kinesiology major, I graduated in 2019 but was on Abilify and my negative symptoms were much better than now.

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@Aziz - Congrats on graduating!

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Thanks @TheCanuk

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I think about the same thing. My favorite college makes me happy. It’s technology. I don’t see why sometime in the future you can’t go back. I think you would do great.

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Thanks for the positive words @roxanna

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We got some smart and strong minded folks here on the forum.

For me, school has passed me and 10 years later I’m over it. I will never go back to school again. I don’t think online is for me either because it’s super expensive, doesn’t teach well-roundedness or social skills and isn’t as good for accredidation like abet for computer science. Like driving to and from school, time management and basic social skills and hygiene are probably good prerequisites for a job. I can learn some CS for free online, but I also got other priorities and I’m 31 years old now. I got cogntive damage so learning new skills is near damn impossible. Old skills are gone and were worthless to begin with. I’m a slow learner and forget things. The 2k asset limit for ssi keeps us poor and stuck.

I think you should at least try a few times. Maybe you’ll do it. I tried and never got passed registering for a class or applying for the disability stuff.

I’m more into making some extra cash like collecting cans or helping around the house and stuff when I can. I miss not being able to read books for fun. Don’t have time anymore. Mainly I just sit in my room, smoke cigs, and drink energy drinks day and day out.

We got some successful cases. Maybe you have the inner strength. I don’t think college is for everyone especially people like me.

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Thanks @johnnyboy1

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