You paid yours off? Well, I hope you’ve learned your lesson that hard work and responsibility are now punished in this country. We reward those with their hands out. ;)
I paid mine off my student loan years ago also. I borrowed $850 my first semester, and the paperwork was such a hassle I never did it again. This was in the 80’s, before the federal government got involved to help students, so if you went to a reasonably priced public university, you could pay as you went with a part time job during school and full time in the summers.
Now my kids have to put together a motley assortment of loan packages and scholarship to do what I did with some part-time jobs.
“You paid yours off? Well, I hope youve learned your lesson that hard work and responsibility are now punished in this country. We reward those with their hands out. ;)”
Not only paid mine off, but also encouraged my college-aged kids to choose schools they could afford without borrowing much rather than enroll in the more prestigious schools they were also accepted to, and even encouraged one to pre-pay the interest on his student loan before graduation.
How stupid was that?!!!