Anyone left PA to pursue a PhD after you had a family? How did you make it work financially? We have no help from family so my spouse is actually staying at home with the kids.

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I considered doing this a few months ago. Have you looked into the Accounting Doctoral Scholars program? If you get accepted they will pay you additional money on top of your stipend from the school although it’s still not a ton of money.

I did look into ADS but still my income ill be slashed in half. The financial aspect is what's holding me up.

Yeah that’s got me too. Even though professor salaries could be above $150k it’s still impossible to live on $30k a year before that

Yes, it's impossible to make it as a single person, let alone a family of 4, even if spouse is doing part-time jobs

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