This, as the heading explains, is a call for your student loan stories. We have to do the job of educating people.
I will anonymize stories as requested and edit them slightly as needed for clarity, but these stories will be published here. Talking about money is generally seen as distasteful; Additionally, the reality that education borrowers face can put people very embarrassed and embarrassed. And when you look at the comments on pieces like this, it’s not hard to see why.
So send me these stories folks and let’s learn something!
For those who have Daily Kos accounts, you can write a story, comment or Kosmail. You can message me on twitter or even email me (my first name at dailykos.com). When you write a story you know that I think you are very brave; Please send me the link using one of the methods above and use the #MyStudentDebtStory tag!
Please make it clear whether your story should be anonymized. Tell me how much you borrowed Your interest rates. Your current balance and payment. If you are in an income-driven or driven repayment program and you know what government projects you are paying for and what will be awarded at the end of your program, share this with us. Share your numbers, but also your story. You’re welcome.
The student loan crisis is just that: a financial crisis of over $ 1.7 trillion. It’s not about Harvard people having too many keggers or spending their money on lobster and steak, vacations and iPhones. It’s a matter of the high interest rates and the capitalization of that interest combined with skyrocketing college expenses.
A generation and a half of American students who were told they had to go to college to survive and thrive are now buried in a mountain of debt specially designed to prevent their escape. People with skin color, women and first-generation students are disproportionately affected. It’s time to tell our stories and hope that people will finally listen.