Student Loan, or Military?

They both seem like two extreme solutions to a problem, but they're about all I have left at this point. My parents are separated, both living in states completely different from my own... and have no contact with myself. I cannot get their help for the financial aid process and am thus ineligible until I am of a proper age (and I am only 20...). I also do not have a job (but am desperately searching), and am currently holding residence with my older brother, until I can find an appropriate solution. So, my options stand as the title would state. With a loan, it would provide me with the time and resources to first attend a community college to get my foot in the door, and to hopefully establish some power in the college process. My intended career goal is to either be an Engineer (likely specializing in Green, or Environmental, solutions) or some emphasis of a Doctor.... the latter being significantly more expensive. Going the military route would provide me with all standards of living, as well as pay, and a solid set of skills as a foundation for my life.... but I wouldn't know which branch to join to reach my current goals. On one hand I have the threat of long-standing debt, and the other I have a serious time and life commitment. What would you suggest, if someone you knew was in this situation? I thank you all for your time and assistance! :D

Asked By: Aaron - 9/16/2012
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You are the one who will need to determine if you wish to make a US military commitment. It will not be like joining the Boy Scouts where you can stop as a member if you wish. My personal thoughts are there are fewer chances of injury and/or death in the US Air Force or the US Navy... More
Answered By: Juanaquena - 9/16/2012
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You do not have to provide your parent's financial information if you are not their dependent, and it sounds like you are not. If they do not send you money to live on then they are not supporting you and can not claim you on their tax returns. Complete the FAFSA using only your information and indicate where (or from... More
Answered By: miss_congeniality36 - 9/16/2012
Its nice to see that you don't want to be dependent on others for financial matters.I would suggest you can try for as it provides mortgage loans for doctors.
Answered By: Veronika - 9/17/2012
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