if i read this right, it would cost me no less than $1,000 (not including stuff like books) to take even a single class in the science in the evening program at umd. and most likely if i put it off, more, considering the state of higher education in maryland and its soon to be slashed budget. basically, that makes this seem impossible. seem! i'm sure i could wrench it out somehow, and i haven't looked very hard at whether loans are available for non-degree seeking students. (although on the site it said "financial aid" was not available.) i'm not even really sure i can still apply and what-not for this fall. until a week or so ago i had given up for the fall, but there has been a thirst for something growing. i want to take a class.