Student Loans by the Numbers

Posted on 24/09/09 10:20 AM by Amelia


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16 Comments on “Student Loans by the Numbers”

  1. Mike Says:

    Wish I would have looked for more grants and scholarships before getting all my loans.

  2. Token Says:

    It’s worth it. Even if you factor in the beer cost, it’s worth it. Factor in the cost of weed, and it’s still worth it.

    You’re paying for a more efficient brain, like an athlete trained and tested. You’re paying for the knowledge of those who cherish knowledge. You’re paying for the experiences- both the great successes and the great follies.

    You receive access to the greatest libraries in the world. You are given a safe environment to exchange ideas with your peers and your elders. You are given an invitation to some of the funnest parties of your life.

    Buy it. Take it. Go to college.

  3. lbfreak20 Says:

    And i made a fuss about the $9000,- dollar i have to pay for my degree in europe!

  4. Will Says:

    Double check the “law” blurb. Looks like you say “a law” twice.

    Great information (thought process) that I will definitely share with my children.

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  9. Monroe on a Budget Says:

    Very cool graphic!

  10. Jeff @ Sustainablelife blog Says:

    Thanks for giving a shout-out to PBR, I love the stuff.
    In all seriousness, this is a great graphic. If I would have known, I would have gone military.

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  12. saidu sesay Says:

    i need a student loan to do my medical assisting program

  13. Tony Teegarden Says:

    Fantastic piece except for the last part about “making $800,000 more than your high school diploma holding friends back home.”

    Although I’m sure the stats reflect just that, I have to admit I graduated a C- student with a high school diploma & have still out earned the vast majority of my MBA holding high school friends, as an entrepreneur. :-)

    Seriously great piece and well put together!

  14. Deborah Lombard Says:

    What I would add is that working while going to college can add to the cost. I see numerous students who work for minimum wage to “pay for college.” At the same time they get stretched and working 20 hours or more a week, they miss class, get poor grades and often even fail and then pay to repeat courses. I’d do the Math on that as well–I’m pretty sure it is “cheaper” to do well in courses rather than barely make it. A low GPA and just passing grades won’t always make a student the first pick even when they have that expensive degree!

  15. Carolyn Says:

    I’d love to embed this on our scholarship site, but…well…aahhh…do you think you might be able to spell scholarship.org correctly? Great information, great graphics.

  16. Julie Abbott Says:

    @ Carolyn – Ha!

    The info you have provided is fantastic and really puts the student loan debacle in perspective. What have we learned from the housing market? In other words, how can we fix this now?

    Julie Abbott
    Editor, http://www.collegesinmontana.net
    A Directory of Colleges in Montana

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