Today is the first day of the final year of my degree program. My fall classes are up in Moodle, three new textbooks are being shipped and, if you saw my ridiculous tweets last night, I just submitted the final (1,800 word) paper of my seemingly life-sucking summer classes. So long, horrible summer classes that controlled my life for two months! (Sorry, that last line was just for me!)
Today is also the day I made my final tuition payment. Ever. The money came through from the Lifelong Learning Plan, I put it on my credit card, and the payment finally went through. So just now, I logged onto my University’s website and paid all of my upcoming invoices. That’s it! Done and done. (Red, you were right… it was a bit anti-climactic. Womp womp…)
Of course, I will need textbooks throughout the year, but the next time an invoice comes in (December 1, 2011), it will say that I have a credit balance. And when my final invoice comes in March, it will say, “Balance: $0.” Excuse me while I do a short happy dance.
This is the first item crossed off on my “On a Budget” list. Next week, I will be paying off the final -$252 I owe my parents from my School Loan and, by the end of the month, I hope to pay off my credit card with the smallest balance (approx. -$470).
Are you back in school this fall? How many years do you have left and how are you paying for your classes?