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How do students go about getting a loan for college (e.g., from family, school, a bank, or other)? What expenses can such loans cover for a university student? Why are such loans needed for some people, but not for others?
“a walking encyclopedia” = someone who seems to know everything
“My roommate would do well on a trivia game show. He’s a walking encyclopedia.”
“have the right stuff” = have the needed skills to succeed
“Susan has the right stuff to get into any school she chooses.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Well, I have to drop out of school because I don’t have money for tuition.
What? I mean, your dad gave you enough money to pay for tuition, books, and room and board for the whole year.
Man: Uh, well, to be honest, I spent some of the money on a new motorcycle . . . What? Your old one was working just fine. Woman: Yeah, but my girlfriend didn’t like the color.
Yeah . . . Uh, I spent some on a new smartphone, a few dollars on some designer clothing, and a new dog.
Woman: Or you could ask your dad for more money. Man: I can’t do that! I’m not that desperate. I’ll just have to figure that out myself.
How do you (did you or will you) pay for your college expenses? Explain your experiences.
Use the Internet to answer some of these questions: