How Much Is Your Student Loan Debt?

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  1. Holiday https://joebiden.info/

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    I noticed in the Lotto thread a few folks saying they would pay theirs off and that got me curious. So what's your student loan debt and do you feel it is/was worth it?
     
  2. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    $0. :up:

    Paid off like 5-6 years after college.
     
  3. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    $12,000 and no, because I dropped out.

    Never go to those private colleges you see on TV commercials, kids.
     
  4. PyroChamber Not lactose, it's milk!

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    That's how I got my debt, mine is about $11,000
     
  5. Kane52630 TRAPPED IN A BEE CAGE

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    So far $0.
     
  6. bullets bang bang

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    I went to ITT for a semester but had to drop out when they wouldn't accommodate my work schedule. I was told there would be night classes but they changed the schedule second semester. So anyway my Montegomery G.I. bill from the Army never kicked in and I was forced to pay $7,000.00.

    I didn't have the money at the time so they took it out of my tax refund( $2,000 the first time and so on) .Then I wound up owing the IRS. Now I'm down to $0.
     
  7. charl_huntress Registered

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    100 K

    Though, I am eligible to have some of that written off soon...Thank God!
     
  8. SuperSoldier985 That's Funny

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    $18k left to pay


    I've been out of school for 2 years and I was in school for 7 years (damn Engineering, you hard).
     
  9. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    $0 never had to pay it. But, I'll pay it forward. :woot:
     
  10. Steyin Bidding you ADIEU!

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    About $13,000. I have more than half paid off, been out of school for over 4 years. Major was architecture.

    Though, after I pay off my loan, I have to help my parents pay off theirs.
     
  11. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    less than 4000 now, somewhere around 3500. i've got it set up to pay $50 the middle of every month
     
  12. Hobgoblin Veritas veritatum

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    I owe the old man about $9,000...for now. That will increase.
     
  13. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    More than anyone else in this thread so far. Ugh.
     
  14. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    Last letter I had from the student loans company put it at aroun £20,000.

    In England they automatically start taking a percentage of your wage if you're earning more than 15k a year... but I haven't earned that much yet (my local newspaper job paid me a pitiful 12k which I topped up a bit with bar work) so none of it's paid off, and interest keeps adding up.

    Oh and I also have a 2 grand overdraft that's maxed out, and has been since the 3rd month at uni :(
     
  15. Matt Mortem Karloff is King

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    By the time I graduate it'll probably be close to $13,000. Pell Grants carried my most of the way, but I had to dip into the student loan pool for some stuff.
     
  16. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    Probably more than some in this thread, as I have graduate loans atop of the undergraduate. It was worth it.
     
  17. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    14 large right now. Still trying to pay it down over time.
     
  18. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Not going to tell you guys, but let's just say now that I've seen everyone else's numbers, I don't feel so alone anymore. :)
     
  19. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    I am 12K right now. By the time undergrad is done, it will be 19K more than likely. That is nothing, though. If I go to physical therapy school, it will be probably 150K in total. This is why I have a strong chance of joining the military. Help pay off my loans in exchange for 6 years of service plus benefits? I'll take it!
     
  20. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    Looking in this thread makes me wonder how much less money i'd owe if I was American :(
     
  21. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    Nothing, thankfully

    Was it worth it? Kinda, I have a small degree
    Was expelled from the bachelor degree over a year ago, under the required GPA

    :eek:
    OMG, my prayers go for you

    More than $100,000? Prayers for you as well
     
  22. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    It'd be even less if universities weren't nickel and diming students. If only we didn't have to do BS general education requirements and were just able to focus solely on classes geared toward our desired career. Aside from the social aspect, universities are a scam. It's just sad that it's almost absolutely necessary in order to get anywhere in white collar America. It's all a rat race.
     
  23. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    Are you trying to get into the law or medical fields? I hope so.
     
  24. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    The depressing thing is that there are so few jobs going in my industry (journalism) that will actually PAY you to work (it's hard enough winning a place doing it for free!) that actual job wise i'm applying all over the place - admin, call centres, customer service, receptionist etc etc... and I have not seen a SINGLE one that requires anything above GCSE's :(

    I mean, I guess I could still be grateful I did the degree in the future if I get a job that someone without one couldn't have, but you can't help but feel like nobody actually gives a damn about something you wasted 3 years doing, and what they actually care about it experiance... which obviously you don't have much of because you started in the world of work a lot later than people who only have GCSE's (16) or A Levels (18).
     
  25. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    If it's any consolation, having higher education is some type of security. In this country at least, some may not realize it initially, but when they are in their late-30s and beyond, they may become expendable. Six or seven years ago, my father used his GI bill to go back to school because his co-workers were getting laid off in favor of young, fresh graduates. Nowadays, he is now a supervisor with credentials and clearances that far exceed his position, but he at least has security and leverage to get other jobs if he wanted to.
     

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