Back in the 90s, while I was in high school, they practically shoved “Student Aid” at us to fill out. I had no idea what I was doing and filled it out.
That first year of college I was horrified at the amount I had received (an actual physical check), and in today’s money it really wasn’t that much.
I swore that I would never again have a loan. It took forever to finish school, but I dont regret it one bit.
Same here. But there was one hot chick at the registrar’s office who at least explained to me how much i will owe. After the first year, I dabbled in cash jobs and it was a better life/learning experience being independent of the system. I still remembered my fratmates STILL heavily in debt 5 years after graduation and I’m an 08’ grad.