Okay so maybe it's just me, but I'm thinking I could get a really good deal on some edumacation... I just started a new job working as a paint prepper for (obviously) a painter, to which I'm hoping I can actually get into doing some paint work. In having worked at an autobody collision center, and now moving into a paint shop, with some persuasion from my parents I stopped by a local votec school for a collision/refinishing course. They've got a 4-qtr certificate, and a 6-quarter degree (with certificate), plus any social sciences etc (already have those). The full 2-year AAS degree works out to be about $4,900, tool and books are estimated at about $5,200 or so, all in all it works out to be about 10k for a two year degree, I'd keep all my tools, and learn in an environment with all up-to-date equipment. If I apply for FAFSA and get the full PELL grant amount (which is probably fairly feasible at this point), I'd be elligble for I think $1,350 per quarter, and I'd only be out about 4-5k for my degree. So given the circumstances, price, etc, what do you guys think about the deal?