You always hear people telling you NOT to take time off of college because it is always hard to go back. However, my situation is a little sticky and I am so confused as to what I should do. Here's the deal; I am a college student and I am up to my ears in credit card debt. I work a part-time job for minimum wage, but it doesn't pay the bills. Unfortunately, my bills keep getting heavier and heavier because I rely on plastic to help with the materials I need for my major (Architectural/Interior Design... VERY expensive!), gas, necessities, and of course other things. My parents don't help me with anything and I have only myself to rely on. I want to stay in school, but I fear that if I continue, I may eventually have to claim bankruptcy. I've spoken to a few of professors, and they have agreed to help me catch up with my class if I take the semester off. I just want to get myself back on my feet again, but education is very important to me. What should I do?