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How many years did it take you to pay your student loan(s)?
I was lucky enough to not have any student loans. I lived at home and went to a local state university for undergrad, and in state tuition was cheap enough that a good factory job over the summer and working as a security guard at night could pay for it all. Grad school for my MS, doctorate, and post doctoral training were free, as I taught college courses to fulfill the tuition requirements.
I racked up about 10 grand in loans in grad school. Took less than three years to pay it off. I was making the regular payments for a couple years, but then, after we got married, my wife and I made that our first priority before we started saving for a house.
Yes, we'll be paying off my wife's law school debt for another 20 years or so, but it's a small monthly payment with a crazy good interest rate, so if we see any significant inflation in the next decade we might even come out ahead...
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Originally Posted by gennation
Neither of us is gay or anything, it just happened.
Didn't have any loans. Between scholarships, my awesome parents and living at home and going to a state school it was all taken care of.
One interesting note, my first semester was fall 02' and it cost about $900 for a full load (4 class or 12 credits. By the time I graduated in 07' (shut up I was in no hurry ) the tuition had at least doubled if not more. Parking fees had gone from $40 to over $120.