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stepmom555
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going to college online? seriously?
      #747081 - 05/15/11 06:36 PM

Should my husband be able to emancipate his 21 year old? He has only earned 9 credits/ semester for the last 1.5 years and is working full time. Some of these classses were online. He started out taking 12 credits but failed a class each semester..

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Re: going to college online? seriously? [Re: stepmom555]
      #747094 - 05/15/11 08:48 PM

Full time students earn 10 credits per semester or more, although I BELIEVE there was talk of making it 15 credits for Federal Aid.

Oh, and don't knock online schooling, it is JUST as difficult as many site schools, and harder than some. For many of us, it is our only option.

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Re: going to college online? seriously? [Re: gr8Dad]
      #747124 - 05/16/11 04:56 AM

i know what is involved in online classess. My husband got his degree online so he could continue working full time. this is what my stepson is doing. He works full time and haas been doing so for over a year. We pay for half of his education expenses. He started out at a state college and transfered because he failed 2 classes. I was just wondering how the court would interpret all of this.

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Re: going to college online? seriously? [Re: stepmom555]
      #747128 - 05/16/11 06:29 AM

Full time is actually 12 credits

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Re: going to college online? seriously? [Re: gr8Dad]
      #747141 - 05/16/11 08:20 AM

Full time is 12, not 10.

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Re: going to college online? seriously? [Re: Avaya]
      #747142 - 05/16/11 08:25 AM

I read a case recently where the student had to take 12 credits a semester for CS to continue, but passing none of them was good enough. CS also continued if they completely dropped out, but signed up for 12 the next semester.

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Re: going to college online? seriously? [Re: DedicatedDad]
      #747183 - 05/16/11 10:51 AM

I was just wondering if anyone knew how courts were looking at going to college online since he is doing this so he can work full time. Agreement states " working part time or full time during the summer would not constitute emancipation. " His mother told him if he only registers for 3 classes she will lose child support and she will make him pay rent and his car insurance. He has said many times that 4 classes is too much. The fact that he has failed a class each semester is proof. Will he judge look at this pattern because technically he is not going full time.

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Re: going to college online? seriously? [Re: stepmom555]
      #747204 - 05/16/11 12:41 PM

Hi SM555, no I don't think the courts will look at it that way. They will see he registered and took four classes which is what's in accordance with the guidelines like DD mentioned. I believe his failing a class could have many mitigating factors. I don't think the courts will look at his fourth class meaning he is taking on too much and stop child support. Besides if he is benefiting from the child support by not paying rent or insurance he may work harder when you start the proceedings toward emancipation.

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Re: going to college online? seriously? [Re: ssmom79]
      #747255 - 05/16/11 05:08 PM

I would understand if he actually TOOK the classes, but he registered and then withdrew 1 month into the classes.He has only earned 30 credits in 2 years. We are now faced with the hardship of telling our 18 y/o that she cannot start college in Sept because we cannot afford it. She agreed to go to a community college for the first 2 years to save us some money, but we can't swing it with a 250/week cs payment( for 1 child). Both of us work full time.

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Re: going to college online? seriously? [Re: stepmom555]
      #747257 - 05/16/11 05:13 PM

Does she qualify for the Pell grant?? Does your state have any grants ?? Worst case scenario, is she gets federal loans and you help her pay them back.

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