Brother... Whether I wrote it poorly, or you took it personally, I was trying to say I side with you.
You're asking for an alternative and I was simply pointing out that either a source or a method should have been suggested and that be that. I figured that you were a college student, etc., but the point to the comment was that I(WE) don't know the story of your life, so other posters should just offer advice and move on.
With that said, there seem to be quite a bit of viable options for you.