Money for College

Money for College

If this topic has been beaten to death, please link me to the appropriate post so that I may learn from it. Due to having no credit history, I have to rely on my parents to co-sign for a Sallie Mae loan I needed to pay for school. Unfortunately they are having second thoughts on the matter and are expressing disinterest. I'm trying to scramble for ideas of how I am going to pay for the remaining $8k for school. I do have almost $5k saved up but since I'm moving to a different state, I would really like to keep the money as my reserve money until I get myself settled with a work study program in school. The only idea I can think about in terms of getting that amount of money to pay for the remaining fees for school is to take out a loan through my credit union. What makes me hesistate a lot on this, however, is that I have to pay off the loan in 2 years (don't get me started with the apr). Is there anyway other way I can secure that much money given the fact I have no credit history?
Baby update

Baby update

A Delightful Surprise

A Delightful Surprise

Relinquished garden :(

Relinquished garden :(

I Forgot

I Forgot

The big project to date (almost)

The big project to date (almost)

Destroy the brain!

Destroy the brain!