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I had heard through the grapevine that schools in the Northeast are a bit pricey. It makes sense if you think about it; Harvard, Yale, Northeastern, etc. But who would have thought little old New Hampshire, with our only big name school being Dartmouth, would be #1 on the student debt list?
In the sixth annual report done by the Project on Student Debt found that after four years of going to a school in NH, the average amount of money owed was $31, 048. Second place goes to Maine with $29.983; thanks for playing guys.
So what can be done about this excessive amount of money we have to pay back?
- Cut down on spending; this is the hardest part.
- Maybe take at least $50 to $100 of each check and set it aside for when loan payments start in December.
- Don't give up on the job hunt! I've had offers to move back home, free of charge, until I get my life together but nobody wants to be sucked into living in their parents' basement then wake up and be 32 and have no friends.
- Start playing the lottery and cross your fingers.
Any other ideas?
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