jessiegrrrl wrote:I am fortunate in that I don't have any undergrad loans .. But grad school loans will be about $60k once it's all said and done. And then interest.
ComradeM wrote:[bettie braaains] wrote:i owe so much in student loans.. i quit school in 07 and just started paying some of my loans this past year.. i pay AES like $120 a month, but Sallie Mae wnats nearly $300 a month from me and they tell me there's nothing they can do to make the payment amounts any lower, so i don't pay them. my credit is so fucked already that it's not going to make a difference.. having money to keep a roof over our heads & food on our table > paying a ridiculous amount of money for schooling that i never even completed. the only thing that sucks is i can't get any loans for school if i decide to go back..
Have you talked to Sallie Mae recently? Because they told me the same thing for a long time, but now they have income based repayment options and I was able to draaaastically reduce my payments...again, hooray student loan reform.
BluDDie_Nukkles_Zanna wrote:$45,000 a year for 4 years. I cant wait to start paying that shit off
yo_lloro_por_el_futuro wrote:BluDDie_Nukkles_Zanna wrote:$45,000 a year for 4 years. I cant wait to start paying that shit off
I'm in the same boat. Not looking forward to graduating in four months
Chaosbean wrote:You need a degree
voiddj wrote:Chaosbean wrote:You need a degree
This perception that everyone needs a degree is itself a social problem. I feel a lot of people are pressured into post 18 study when it's not really necessary for them. There are so many other routes to development including apprenticeships, vocational courses, entrepreneurship and on the job training.
voiddj wrote:^ Of course, but they're different routes and don't have to put the individual in debt. Companies are willing to pay for staff development as it's beneficial to them.
Qualifications are great on paper, but people need social and practical skills too.
LilyBathory wrote:consider my mind blown. If you apprentice at a hairdresser's, you have to pay? carpenter? bank? or do you need to go to school for that? how long does it take and how much does it cost to become certified in any of those areas? Say, a scrub nurse?
I think I'd be absolutely screwed in the US.
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