My parents had high expectations for my education, including the expectation that I would graduate with as little debt as possible.
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.
Yes, although many of us were told that it “doesn’t matter” where we go to college, that we can get “just as far” as someone from one of those prestigious schools, this might not actually be the case.
“I was different,” I told myself. I was going to make this work.