Currently I am less than $3000 away from my tuition for school next year. (Which out of 40,000 is not too shabby, thanks to a lot of financial aid, and some help from federal loans...) However, I do have a bit of a problem.... In order to get a loan for the remainder of my tuition (and a bit extra to supplement travel and gear needed.... if you want to see why you can see it at getonthebus.org) I will need a co-signer and possibly even with that 2-3 years of unscathed credit history.... Although I'm still working on the cosigner bit (my family is not what you could call "rich" or even "middle class" by any means...) I'm afraid that even with a flawless co-signer the credit history part may be a hinderance.... I don't know if any of you have faced this situation, but with tuition due in August, I'm looking for ideas and help of any kind, so I thought I'd leave a note here for ideas! Thanks!