- Jan 8, 2016
How do you pay for college if 1. your parents aren't paying for it, 2. you are not taking out loans to pay for tuition, book, room and board 3. Not working 3 jobs while in school to not have debt. 4. didn't join the military to cover tuition and books?Not looking for a divisive argument, but it would be constructive to know how you got yourself in a position where you owe $55k in student loans. Some of us on this board are capable of listening with the intent of understanding. I want to understand, because my initial reaction is one of "how did you get yourself in this situation?" Maybe I am desensitized to the matter.
I never had student loan debt. I never took out student loans. I was an average student in High School. My parents did not pay for any of my college. I went to a small private college in Iowa. I received a nominal academic scholarship that covered about 1/4 of my tuition. I graduated in 4 years with no debt whatsoever. It is hard for me to understand why student loans exist and why anyone would even take out a student loan.
Help me understand.
Curious how you went through a private school (that yes, you can reduce the tuition to that of a state university) that will cost anywhere from 16k - 32k \yr.