Originally Posted by Hydrae
Paid for with Stafford loans. Different state may have different qualifications.
As to losing your job, at least you know when it will end. When my last job moved to India I was given a very nice severance package but had to stay to the end also. The difference is that I had no idea when that would be. I wsa not able to look for work until they actually let me go because I had no idea when I would be available for a new job. They did pay me for two months after the end date though which worked out perfectly as that is when I secured my current position.
I'm getting a month severance and unused vacation paid out. The weird thing for me will be knowing that I don't have health insurance.