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15 hours ago, GoLeafsGo said:

I graduated from undergrad debt free because I worked a LOT during my undergrad. My master’s program was funded through the school and working as a TA. I have enjoyed working as a TA and found it rewarding but what I didn’t like was that I felt it was busy when I was busy (i.e. marking essays when I have my essays due and just before exams next year). 

I received a $5000 entrance scholarship from Queens, according to OSAP calculator I should get about $6300 in bursaries (can someone speak to how accurate the calculator is?), so that’s over half my tuition. Would anyone recommend continuing working as a TA as well? 

I actually have a similar experience. I worked 2-3 jobs at a time in undergrad, and managed to graduate debt free (with the help of scholarships). I also TA'd.

I would echo what georgecostanzajr said above - law school is a different beast all together. Now, this does not mean no one works. A very few people have part-time jobs at retail/ cafe occasions. Another handful (like myself) have different jobs for the faculty, like Ambassadors or working for the Marketing or News teams. These lower commitment jobs (5 hrs/week) would be much more manageable, with the work load. Obviously it won't be enough to keep you debt free, but just think - you've done 2 degree already without a penny of debt. That's exceptional. The few thousands you rack up in law school will be nothing compared to your peers. Law students are almost expected to be in debt :P

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