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Adult going back to college

Discussion in 'Diabetes and College' started by LunaticMiko, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. LunaticMiko

    LunaticMiko New Member

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    Good morning,
    I am in need of some guidance and advice. I recently decided to go back to college after working for state government for 8 years. I have had the privilege to have wonderful health insurance and don't need to worry so much my health care costs. However I am considering quitting my job so I can go to school full time and work part time. I am worried that because of Diabetes this will be a nearly impossible task. I am 30 years old so I cannot be put on my parents insurance. Would it mean buying an insurance plan with student loans? Could I continue to use my insulin pump? Is this something anyone else has done? Any advice would be most appreciated :)
     
  2. Jeff

    Jeff Founder, CWD

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    I would advise looking into health insurance through your state's Affordable Care Act exchange. With little income and student status, you might qualify for significant subsidies.
     
  3. Megnyc

    Megnyc Approved members

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    Check out your school's health plan. My college offered great coverage for around $2k a year and it was covered by financial aid (grants not loans). I know they provided near full coverage for insulin pumps and related supplies.
     
  4. Theo's dad Joe

    Theo's dad Joe Approved members

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    Good point. As long as I was full time either undergraduate or graduate, I qualified for the university insurance plan. I don't remember if I used it in undergrad, but as a grad student in '95-'96 at least, I think it was less than $400 a year. I guess that would be consistent with around $2K today. They might have a way to buy in even if you are not full time.
     

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