How I Paid for College

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.

How Working Two Jobs Helped Me Pay Off $14K in Debt

Nothing felt better than making that final payment.

I Paid Off My Husband’s Student Loans

“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.”

Five Years of Payments Under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Ten years and 120 payments sounded daunting, but now that I’m halfway there, I can almost see the top of the hill.

How a Low-Income Household College Student Graduated Without Massive Debt

“I was different,” I told myself. I was going to make this work.