“I’m 26 and I graduated last year from Wright State with $25,000 in private loans and $20,000 in federal loans…At this rate, I am petrified about never being able to afford a home or afford to have children. It’s honestly one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made…It’s a massive source of stress in my life, to the point that I’m having euphoric dreams at night about winning the lottery, even though I never play.”
“Graduated from the Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati. Associates degree and in debt for about $85k…I ended up with a loan for every quarter I was there. 9 loans. Their “career placement” placed me in a part time job at Victoria’s Secret.”
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“I graduated from the University of Dayton in December, 2016 with around $150,000 student loan debt when you factor in interest. The vast majority of that is in private loans…Even with all this debt I feel as though paying for school on my own taught me the value of my education and I feel as though I worked harder in school knowing that it was my money I was wasting. I do wish that students wouldn’t have to go into such an extreme amount of debt just to get a good college education though.”
Find out more about the college debt crisis Thursday and Friday in an online investigation by this media outlet.