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college's avatar

How much college debt did you graduate with ?

Asked by college (4points) April 13th, 2008

PS. if you are answer is zero, don’t say it because its going to make me feel bad.

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peedub's avatar

My debt will be somewhere near 100k when I’m finished.

college's avatar

@peedub: just for your undergrad degree ? also how did you get so much loan ?

Allie's avatar

I don’t know how much I’ll owe yet, but I’m not looking forward to finding out. =\

peedub's avatar

No, much of that is towards a J.D. It’s fairly easy to get education loans from the government. See a financial aid officer at your prospective school.

jrpowell's avatar

Under 5K.

I went to a community college for the first two years and had about $2,000 in loans from that. I got Financial Aid and did work study. At the University I also got Financial Aid but I didn’t do work study.

I was over 24 when I started going full-time so I didn’t have to report my parents income to financial aid.

Luckily it is all paid off now. I didn’t have any financial assistance from my family while I was in school.

GD_Kimble's avatar

around $60k

glial's avatar

Around $50k

russellsouza's avatar

$60k, just for undergrad

college's avatar

@qd kimble, glial and russellsouza: what kind of loans did you guys get ?

sndfreQ's avatar

Let’s just say it’s my ‘second mortgage’.

Kay's avatar

Have you thought about applying for merit scholarships? In addition to any that your school offers, many organizations and companies also offer them.

Here’s a good link about merit scholarships: http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/winning.phtml

gooch's avatar

Sorry to make you mad but I paid as I went. Worked 7 jobs at one point but I did it! Debt at graduation was $0.

Rachelskirts's avatar

I’m at $40k right now and will be at more than $100k by the time I’m done with undergrad. Yippee… I got all my loans through Sallie Mae, although I did apply directly through several banks online, as well.

eadinad's avatar

I will have around $30k.

Trustinglife's avatar

Wow, I guess I’m on the lucky side. My parents paid a bunch, I worked all through school, and earned some scholarships (meaning I found them, applied, and won them). I left school with $14,000 in loans, and I pay a cool $105 every month.

syz's avatar

I worked all of the way through (usually 2–3 part time jobs) – it took me six years, but I came out with no debt.

cwilbur's avatar

I owed about $10K when I graduated.

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