Why is "pagarse" used here, is "pagar" ok? Thanks a lot.
Para poder pagarse los estudios, ella ha hecho de todo.
"Pagarse" probably means "provide herself with" or "be able to afford", not simply "pay for." It's a comment about the woman's ability to pay, not just about the act of paying.
HI Bruce, good tip but not exact., welcome to the site
pagarse, pay for her own studies
pagar los estudios...probably somebody else's