Can I take a break from college?

EricsWifey2010 Asked: Can I take a break from college?

I'm a mother of four and have just found out that one of our children has ADD and another has ADHD. We have a 6 month old who has a sleep disorder and it is a very stressful time in our family life. I have 9 classes left to take before I graduate, however, because of the lack of time and the hectic pace of our life, my focus and grades are starting to drop. It is not for lack of trying, I have maintained a 4.0 for the majority of the time I've been in college. It's just too much right now and I feel like I'm losing it. I NEED a break or I'm going to lose my mind. I do not want to quit, I just need to take some time off.

My question is, can I take time off without having to start repaying the loans?I know I have six months after graduation before I have to start paying back but what if I just took a month or two off and then went back?

I took some time off before, just one class, when our daughter was born, but in order for financial aid to cover my tuition, I had to double up on my classes before the break so that I met the minimum credit hours.

Can anyone tell me how long I could take off (if I can) without having to first load up and do even more work than I am now?


Jerry Answered:
No, you'd better not.

disgruntledstudent Answered:
I think you could take an educational leave. That way you wouldn't have to start paying your loans. I'm not sure though. You might want to do your research.

NLNorth Answered:
Time to realize it's over.It sounds as if there were quite a few contributing factors in the demise of this relationship.I would say too many to reconcile.Tell her to get out and find her own way back home.
good luck!

PEGGY S Answered:
Remind her that she took vows and she at least needs to attend marriage counseling with you, before she makes up her mind.Tell her that you do not know if it will help, but when you took vows, it was for the rest of your life, and you need to feel that both of you have tried everything, before you can just give up.

eykc Answered:
Seems like when you 'forget' her, she was prompted to find someone else who could fill in her natural need for love, sex and attention. You caused her to find love somewhere else, now what can be done? It is now too late. She already gets it from another, and she seems happy with it. You have hurt her, where else can you put the blame?

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