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.
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.
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.
The company seemed to be doing everything it could to help you forget what your job was.