The thing about financial aid is that they’ll give you enough to make your dream a reality, but withhold enough that you have to take the maximum loans an undergraduate student can take (there’s a cap each year which increases as you gain seniority, but you wouldn’t know that because college cost $5 when you went) and so that your parents have to pay an amount that is just barely out of reach so that they have to resort to the parent PLUS loan but not feel too bad about it. I have 30k in loans and my parents have 20k (which I fully intend to pay myself), and while that may not be too much compared to some folks, you have to remember that it’s proportionate to how poor we are and I’m kind of freaking out.
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Ellie Guzman

I’m a middle aged coot, as you put it, and I graduated from a public university with $35K in debt. That as only two years worth of school, because I attended community college the first two years.

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