Expensive Education. Expensive Education via pintast.com.. >have family member going to college >she wants to become a doctor >does good with grades and all and we get an occasional update from her >she post funny
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#14 - mattdoggy (04/26/2014) [+] (29 replies)
>have family member going to college
>she wants to become a doctor
>does good with grades and all and we get an occasional update from her
>she posts a bunch of pictures to facebook all the time of her working out, riding on boats, going to clubs, vacationing in the bahamas, etc.
>we go to visit one time and she has us stay in her multi story house that is right along a canal filled with yachts and has a screened in pool and hot tub
>every piece of furniture is new and they have top of the line appliances with a big screen tv bigger than most windows
>I park my old truck behind her brand new prius and a pair of scooters
>that night we have steaks on a built in wall grill
>a week or two after we make it home she comes to visit us
>says that she is broke and doesn't know how to fix it
>how much?
>she failed at becoming a doctor and had to pay some fees for messing up with the grants she had
>we asked her about her job and she says she hasn't had one the entire time she was going to college
>she had just borrowed more and more money from different banks and maxed out over a dozen high limit credit cards.
>her mother couldn't help because she'd bought several houses and then tried to sell them but the market fell out
>grandparents gave up the majority of their retirement and mortgaged their land to be able to cover for her
>mfw she shows up to christmas bragging about her vacations to the Bahamas and then vegas
#17 - damping (04/26/2014) [+] (19 replies)
>Inb4 Sweden starts wacking off to their own reflections
#51 - phaegitt (04/26/2014) [-]
just buy cheaper hats...
#49 - hassanane (04/26/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Thoughts on this quote?
#77 - mauerman (04/26/2014) [+] (8 replies)
And I'm just sitting here getting paid by the government to go to school.
User avatar #6 - sharlibri (04/25/2014) [+] (9 replies)
You know, I hate how expensive getting an education is in the US. I want to become a doctor, but guess what? I cant afford med school unless I put myself in thousands of dollars of debt that will take me years and years and years to pay off. So instead I work at some crappy state job, not furthering my education because I have a family to take care of and it would be literally impossible to pay for an education while taking care of my family. I feel like the government is making education so expensive on purpose in order to keep all of its citizens uneducated and easy to manipulate and control.
User avatar #66 - tzukaza ONLINE (04/26/2014) [+] (8 replies)
education should be free and paid by the goverment end of story
User avatar #42 - charagrin (04/26/2014) [+] (9 replies)
A big part of this, and please don't turn this directly into an insult because I do not mean it that way, is laziness. I went to college, and got my masters degree just a little while ago. My debt is a whopping 6300 bucks I will have paid off within the year. Why? Because despite going to school full time and having a family, I also have a job.

I was literally, LITERALLY, the only student I know of who constantly had a job every trimester. Everyone else would have a job and quit, or lose it, or never got one to begin with. And THAT is how you rack up debt. Because without a job you need a loan to cover every cig, every bite of food, every shower, etc.

Again, this is not an attack. Just have a job, any job no matter how crummy, and you will end up saving quite a bit in the long run.

I should also note I went to Community College, which does affect price. Obviously Burger King won't cover a Ivy League price tag but at least you will have some moolah in your pocket.
User avatar #5 - odinshomeboy (04/25/2014) [+] (6 replies)
There's always new hires we have at my company who complain about their student loans. I feel weird because when I was born my parents started an education fund for me and I didn't have to pay anything during school. Same for my brother.

I strongly feel that if you plan well enough for anything that you won't have a problem. 19 years to save up 30k-50k isn't that bad. Interest is a powerful thing. Set up a fund for family and friends to pay into for your birthdays or holidays.

It's the exact same thing my parents did, and I plan to do the same thing for my children.
#157 - stalini (04/26/2014) [+] (63 replies)
Nobody forced them to take debts, did they?
User avatar #164 to #163 - xmonke (04/26/2014) [-]
Unless you're a talented celebrity, a genius, or have a rich family, it's not ******** .
User avatar #136 - volero (04/26/2014) [+] (3 replies)
After I'm done with law school I'll probably be about $60k in debt.
Not too bad I suppose. Be able to pay it off fast.
#143 to #136 - crowd (04/26/2014) [-]
> be able to pay it off fast
> able to pay it off fast
> to pay it off fast
> pay it off fast
>it off fast
> off fast
> fast
#95 - robuntu (04/26/2014) [+] (14 replies)
Is this were people from the EU claim their education is free? While spending the rest of their lives paying 20% VAT and a 50% marginal income tax?

Cause that seems to come up a lot....
#147 - gregy (04/26/2014) [+] (7 replies)
Well...beeing american is last thing i  want
Well...beeing american is last thing i want
#155 to #154 - moocowsz ONLINE (04/26/2014) [-]
And so you use your lack of education to insult an educational system.
#84 - bigmanblue (04/26/2014) [+] (5 replies)
my dept
dont have to pay for Uni in this land of the free bitches
#99 to #84 - doktorwhat (04/26/2014) [-]
but you failed English there, mate.

not "dept"
User avatar #186 - mrgoodlove (04/26/2014) [-]
You can't owe a school you didn't attend
#226 - Ken M (04/26/2014) [+] (5 replies)
I work full time shifts as an electrician in a factory, whilst attending University part time (to obtain a degree in Electrical Engineering). I don't have any debt but that's because my life currently consists of working all day (hoping that i wont have to stay late) followed by hours of work/revision every night.

I'm sick of hearing people doing degrees in History, Geography, Sociology complain about how hard they've got it. You should try a week in my shoes...
User avatar #266 to #265 - satansferret (04/26/2014) [-]
Pretty much Bionics.
User avatar #79 - samthediv ONLINE (04/26/2014) [-]
> tfw free university
> tfw getting paid to go to school
User avatar #55 - revoll ONLINE (04/26/2014) [-]
I love how everyone is posting about how low their debts are. The point is - There should be no debt to begin with.
#1 - Smashyy (04/25/2014) [+] (4 replies)
i have no idea what student loans/debts are, can someone please explain to me why/how are they in debt with so much money?
#7 to #1 - theXsjados (04/25/2014) [-]
In the U.S., and some other areas, students have to pay for their college education. Tuition for a state run college costs around $9,000 a year plus $11,000 a year for room and board. After you factor in textbook and equipment costs you're looking at $20,000 - $22,000 a year.

If your parents didn't set up a fund for your education you have to pay for it all via loans, grants, and scholarships.

Scholarships is money granted for academic/athletic excellence.

Grants are money give freely to the poor and needy, sometimes also based on academic/athletic excellence. If you're really poor you can qualify for a Pell Grant in the U.S. which pays out $5,500 which is enough to pay for an associates degree's tuition at a community college. You can take this grant in a 4 year college to help with the debt, but you can only take it a maximum of 6 years.

Loans are the primary source of student debt. Even after scholarships and grants you may be facing a significant amount of money needed to attend college. The government (of the U.S.) will pay for $3,000 - $5,000 in subsidized loans, which they will pay the interest for while you are in school. Then they also offer another $6,000 in unsubsidized loans (low interest rate but they aren't paying the interest). If that still isn't enough then banks across the U.S. will cover the rest of the cost with private loans (high interest, no one is paying the interest).
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