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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 11:45 PM
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25. 30K a year?
I wonder how much of that went to non-educational expenses.
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  -Newly Graduated And Drowning In Six Figures Of Student Loan Debt marmar  Apr-26-11 08:56 PM   #0 
  - did they do away with ability to pay  WhiteTara   Apr-26-11 09:01 PM   #1 
  - I suspect your loans were for considerably less?  mike_c   Apr-27-11 07:33 PM   #46 
  - My loans were. Also, they were government loans  WhiteTara   Apr-27-11 10:11 PM   #49 
     - that's right, it is virtually impossible to bankrupt out of student loans....  mike_c   Apr-28-11 09:52 PM   #51 
  - i think you can file for hardship and not pay, but the interest still accumulates, so you're still  dionysus   May-01-11 07:22 PM   #59 
  - Scary stuff  Mz Pip   Apr-26-11 09:03 PM   #2 
  - Really scary. Unbelievable the amount of debt young people are carrying  Liberal_in_LA   Apr-26-11 09:06 PM   #3 
  - Mission accomplished  Canuckistanian   Apr-26-11 09:07 PM   #4 
  - Ok , What does "Communications" mean ? sound like a bullshit field.  UndertheOcean   Apr-26-11 09:08 PM   #5 
  - Yep  Mrs. Ted Nancy   Apr-26-11 09:40 PM   #15 
  - I always assumed it meant the person wanted to go into PR or something  tammywammy   Apr-26-11 09:44 PM   #16 
  - It's a "major" for star college athletes and socialite airheads.  Odin2005   Apr-26-11 10:23 PM   #20 
  - It really doesn't matter what your major is anymore  conflictgirl   Apr-26-11 10:31 PM   #22 
  - You didn't get a job in technical writing?  alcibiades_mystery   May-01-11 07:15 PM   #55 
  - Communications is the study of interpersonal theory, persuasion, and many  RadiationTherapy   Apr-27-11 07:50 AM   #33 
  - Mkay...When I hear communications I think...TDM? SIP?  snooper2   Apr-27-11 09:53 AM   #42 
  - It is!  jdp349   May-01-11 08:17 PM   #66 
  - In some universities, the journalism classes fall within the communications department.  LoZoccolo   May-01-11 08:21 PM   #70 
  - Know the feeling, our daughter is in the same boat  liberal N proud   Apr-26-11 09:13 PM   #6 
  - Why would anyone choose to go into so much debt for a bachelors degree?  aikoaiko   Apr-26-11 09:23 PM   #7 
  - Education is not just a "private" benefit  Bragi   Apr-27-11 07:38 AM   # 
  - Choosing to go into that much debt when much less costly choices existed is a private matter.  aikoaiko   Apr-27-11 07:44 AM   #31 
     - Fair enough  Bragi   Apr-27-11 07:56 AM   #35 
        - I agree. States have been cutting their support for state schools, too.  aikoaiko   Apr-27-11 08:01 AM   #36 
  - i went to RIT in upstate NY from 96-2000. it was 16k-ish per year when i graduated.  dionysus   May-01-11 08:16 PM   #65 
  - The future of our country is being devoured by the 3%ers. Soon none will  RKP5637   Apr-26-11 09:26 PM   #8 
  - Keeping Up With the Joneses  Kalun D   Apr-26-11 09:28 PM   #9 
  - Yeah, but only about 10-15% of today's college students in the US would pass those exams  alcibiades_mystery   May-01-11 07:16 PM   #57 
  - $120,000 for a 4 year degree in communication?  EmmettKelly   Apr-26-11 09:28 PM   #10 
  - Wow. Just wow.  marmar   Apr-26-11 09:30 PM   #11 
  - With a loan.  LibertyFox   Apr-26-11 10:28 PM   #21 
  - Seriously, you can't stay away can you?  Kingofalldems   May-01-11 07:09 PM   #53 
  - did you get a degree in being coldhearted?  dionysus   May-01-11 07:23 PM   #60 
  - Something is wrong with that story  frazzled   Apr-26-11 09:35 PM   #12 
  - Actually that's not true  conflictgirl   Apr-26-11 10:38 PM   #23 
  - I question your story that someone with horrible credit got a $125K loan  frazzled   Apr-27-11 08:45 AM   #39 
     - Sallie Mae has very few requirements for private loans  conflictgirl   Apr-27-11 08:26 PM   #48 
  - She probably did get private loans in addition to Stafford. n/t  tammywammy   Apr-27-11 07:37 AM   #28 
  - could have been a perkins loan. i had a mix of stafford and perkins loans.  dionysus   May-01-11 08:18 PM   #67 
  - $120,000 on a communications degree  inwiththenew   Apr-26-11 09:35 PM   #13 
  - I'm sorry, but this is just stupid  tammywammy   Apr-26-11 09:39 PM   #14 
  - i went to college from 96-2000 and my school was 16k per year at the time. same school now, almost  dionysus   May-01-11 08:24 PM   #72 
  - I don't feel sorry for them - they could've gone to a public university like many of us  PatentlyDemocratic   Apr-26-11 09:56 PM   #17 
  - That's what I did too. I went to a top notch state school and also got an  RKP5637   Apr-26-11 11:04 PM   #24 
  - I have to agree. University of Texas has a great college system  w8liftinglady   Apr-27-11 07:36 AM   #27 
  - Many state schools are R-1 institutions  alcibiades_mystery   May-01-11 07:20 PM   #58 
  - look at the numbers, Room and board: $11,780 a year  snooper2   Apr-27-11 09:56 AM   #44 
  - I didn't go to a private school either. I went to AZ State.  blueamy66   Apr-27-11 08:08 PM   #47 
  - how many of you are going to spam this thread?  dionysus   May-01-11 08:19 PM   #68 
  - Not all students get into the public schools.  JVS   May-01-11 08:23 PM   #71 
  - And all she needs is opt-out only IRAs to save for her retirement  eridani   Apr-26-11 10:18 PM   #18 
  - This is why I am determined to NEVER take out a student loan. EVER.  Odin2005   Apr-26-11 10:21 PM   #19 
  - Its a good goal to avoid student loans, but it is possible to be smart about them.  aikoaiko   Apr-27-11 07:28 AM   #26 
  - In our outsourcing business climate student loan debt almost NEVER makes sense.  Odin2005   Apr-27-11 10:42 PM   #50 
     - Completely untrue  taught_me_patience   May-01-11 09:48 PM   #73 
  - with all due respect, you're full of shit.  dionysus   May-01-11 08:20 PM   #69 
  - 30K a year?  MilesColtrane   Apr-26-11 11:45 PM   #25 
  - Hard to say, but 2011-12 tuition is already set at $35,278 at Ithaca  aikoaiko   Apr-27-11 07:38 AM   #29 
  - private universities charging that and more.  Liberal_in_LA   May-01-11 07:12 PM   #54 
  - That's $120,000 figure does not make sense for a 4-year degree at a college..  DCBob   Apr-27-11 07:42 AM   #30 
  - Its very possible that Ithica's tuition, fees, and books cost 30K a yar  aikoaiko   Apr-27-11 07:46 AM   #32 
  - Wow, that is expensive. I had no idea tuition could be that high.  DCBob   Apr-27-11 07:50 AM   #34 
  - It's actually much worse. She only covered a couple of years with loans.  jpljr77   Apr-27-11 08:27 AM   #38 
  - I want to know why they student and her parents were not talking about this  madinmaryland   Apr-27-11 08:22 AM   #37 
  - I agree  tammywammy   Apr-27-11 09:42 AM   #40 
  - 30 years ago was back in the good old days  eilen   Apr-27-11 09:54 AM   #43 
  - 47K of that was room and board...  snooper2   Apr-27-11 09:50 AM   #41 
  - Here's an analysis of return on tuition  cloudbase   Apr-27-11 10:00 AM   #45 
  - I owe 100K+ on student loans.  varkam   Apr-28-11 10:17 PM   #52 
  - My daughter will be paying for her law school education  Blue_In_AK   May-01-11 07:15 PM   #56 
  - I talked to one graduate in dental school - awful debt.  leftyladyfrommo   May-01-11 07:41 PM   #62 
  - No problem with that  taught_me_patience   May-01-11 09:51 PM   #74 
  - So don't go to private school, dipshit.  Codeine   May-01-11 07:33 PM   #61 
  - I'd like to point something out here. When medical students go deep in debt it's viewed as proof...  JVS   May-01-11 07:46 PM   #63 
  - I wish people would lay off the student  Bill McBlueState   May-01-11 08:11 PM   #64 

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