Wow Orchid, your friend's effort takes a lot of dedication and a willingness to give up her "free time" to her studies. I've known people who did it - both of my parents included. So I speak from observation when I recognize what a commitment your friend has made to her future.

Since you make reference to it, is your friend doing all her coursework online? If so, that might be a bit easier, as she can to the coursework "at her convenience," to some degree...

Good luck with finding the classroom courses you're looking for.
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