I’m a first-generation student from a low-income family. Here’s what my first year costs and how I’m paying for it.
Nothing felt better than making that final payment.
“You know,” I said casually one day, “it would make more sense for me to pay those off than for you to keep paying 7 percent interest on them.”
Ten years and 120 payments sounded daunting, but now that I’m halfway there, I can almost see the top of the hill.
“I was different,” I told myself. I was going to make this work.