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Postby Sim » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:58 pm

And to dovetail on what McAdam said: If you have any sort of significant debt from undergrad, I can't IMAGINE seeing what the costs are of grad/law school and then deciding to pull the trigger.

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Postby UconnBuckeye » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:07 pm

part of my reason for transfer from Bryant was the money i would save between Bryant and Uconn in terms of student loans.
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Postby MCA » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:09 pm

TeeDub wrote:
MCA wrote: but if I could get to where I am today without the $350 / month in school loans I'm paying right now between mine and my parents' I would absolutely not have gone where I went.



in your opinion how big of an if is that?


I really don't know. I think about it a lot.

maybe I'm trying not to torture myself by convincing myself it mattered.

I mean, I got my first job b/c they specifically targed my college and 2 others in the same conference; the same "type" of school.

My sister schools are everywhere in my business.

But what affect did it REALLY have? No idea.

I'd probably drive myself crazy if I thought about all the what-if's.

So I try not to.
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Postby B Luc » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:26 pm

MCA wrote:That's for all colleges in my opinion.

I'm not going to vtexpos levels in this, but if I could get to where I am today without the $350 / month in school loans I'm paying right now between mine and my parents' I would absolutely not have gone where I went.

I can relate to that "what if" feeling. 1 of the reasons I went to school at nights instead of going to BC full-time because I couldn't justify taking on all those school loans and my parents couldn't afford to help out after putting my brother through school. I do wonder if I had said fuck it and went full time if I'd be further along in my work/professional career...or if I'd be sitting around jobless scratching my nuts.
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Postby rearadmiral » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:36 pm

Bachelor's degrees are the new HS diploma.

I came within a generous financial aid package (my mom was recently widowed) from going into the Air Force. Had I gone, I'd still be doing the one thing I wanted to do growing up (unless I got killed). Instead, I'm not exactly professionally satisfied but I wouldn't trade the friendships/experience for anything.

That's fucking life, man. Make a call and live with it.
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Postby SS » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:39 pm

70K undergrad here and roughly 20K Masters...

and i ain't exactly breaking the bank.
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Postby lugnutz » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:49 pm

You seem to be able to buy chicken wings wherever you go! :lol:
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Postby Sim » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:07 pm

College was $100 a semester when Lugnutz went to school.
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Postby One Up in Peabody » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:12 pm

lugnutz wrote:You seem to be able to buy chicken wings wherever you go! :lol:


those were in the free buffet, IIRC...
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Postby HuskyBlue » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:19 pm

Friend of mine has $277k in student loan debt and is expecting monthly payments of $2500.

He said his 2 most realistic options for escaping the debt are winning the lottery or faking his own death
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I do feel a little bad for him.
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Postby vtexposfan » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:21 pm

What makes me scratch my head is the number of people who go to college at age 18. I had maybe ten grand to my name when I was 18. I have $70,000 now. Should I go now or when I was 18?

And why do law school kids (or any kids) think their employment is guaranteed? Attention college kids: People aren't retiring as quickly as you're entering the workforce. Some of you are going to get displaced.
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Postby midd » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:22 pm

HuskyBlue wrote:Friend of mine has $277k in student loan debt and is expecting monthly payments of $2500.

He said his 2 most realistic options for escaping the debt are winning the lottery or faking his own death
:lol:

I do feel a little bad for him.


what degrees?
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Postby vtexposfan » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:23 pm

HuskyBlue wrote:Friend of mine has $277k in student loan debt and is expecting monthly payments of $2500.


That's $30,000 a year. My salary before I spend a dime is $37,000, and I'm as middle class as you get.

I'm guessing he wasn't a math major.
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Postby B Luc » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:25 pm

HuskyBlue wrote:Friend of mine has $277k in student loan debt and is expecting monthly payments of $2500.

He said his 2 most realistic options for escaping the debt are winning the lottery or faking his own death
:lol:

I do feel a little bad for him.

Is that just undergrad? What school did he go to?
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Postby HuskyBlue » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:32 pm

277k = private undergrad + law school.
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